It was a celebration at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville last night.
As the Opry marked its 86th birthday, Rascal Flatts were officially inducted as members into the Opry family.
The trio could not have been more appreciative of this distinguished honor. Before they took the stage, Gary, Jay, and Joe Don reflected on the occasion.
Gary LeVox: It is so humbling to carry the Opry flag. There’s no higher pinnacle.
Jay DeMarcus: One of the titles we’re most proud of is members of the Grand Ole Opry.
Joe Don Rooney: We are humbled by this and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us and the Grand Ole Opry.
The group was inducted by Opry member Little Jimmy Dickens and Opry general manager Pete Fisher. They also received a surprise congratulatory video message from President George W. Bush, who acknowledged the group’s exceptional dedication to music, the community, as well as our country and armed services.
Congratulations, once again, to Rascal Flatts on this career milestone!
It is a career milestone weekend for Rascal Flatts. The supergroup is being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry tonight as part of the Opry’s 86th Birthday Bash. In addition to the trio, there will be performances by Ronnie Dunn, Crystal Bowersox, Ricky Skaggs, Charley Pride, and more. GAC will air the event starting tonight at 9 pm with additional air times scattered throughout the week.
Make sure you set your DVRs! You will not want to miss this memorable night.
Congratulations to Rascal Flatts on such a deserved honor!