On This Day In 2012: Darius Rucker Invited To Become A Member Of The Grand Ole Opry
On October 2, 2012, Darius Rucker was invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. It all went down at the world-famous home of country music in Nashville, Tennessee when he was asked to take part in a Q&A session.
Little did Rucker know, fellow country star and Opry member Brad Paisley was sitting in the audience with a question that would change his life forever. Prior to becoming the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2012, he had won the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year in 2009.
Rucker has since stepped back into the circle at the Grand Ole Opry to perform numerous times. He even had the honor himself of asking his good friends Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood of Lady A to join back in 2021.
Now as we fast forward to 2023, there’s a lot going on at the moment in the world of the “Wagon Wheel” singer. Rucker will receive his very own star on the Music City Walk of Fame on Wednesday, October 4.
He will join artists such as Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Kix Brooks, Eric Church, and many more already honored there at the Music City Walk of Fame located on Demonbreun Street between 4th and 5th Avenues South in Nashville.
In addition, it’s album release week for the three-time GRAMMY Award winner. Rucker will drop his first solo album in six years titled Carolyn’s Boy on Friday, October 6.
Carolyn’s Boy consists of 14 tracks, including his No. 1 country radio single “Beers and Sunshine.” The album is a homage to his mother, Carolyn.
Fans can catch Darius Rucker performing later this month at the Riverfront Revival in Charleston, South Carolina October 7, SHOWdown Lex in Lexington, KY, on October 13, and at the Ascend Amphitheatre in Nashville, TN, on October 14.