Scotty McCreery On His ‘Lifelong Goal’ To Join The Grand Ole Opry
Scotty McCreery recently received the surprise of a lifetime during his spotlight artist performance for Christmas at the Opry in Nashville. The 30-year-old was officially invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry by Garth Brooks.
“I got to tell you, the Grand Ole Opry means so much to me as a musician, as an artist, but really as a fan of country music. I have a deep appreciation and respect for what the Opry has meant to country music from the earliest ages to today. So it has always been at the top of my list of goals to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry,” McCreery told Shawn Parr. “I feel like that shows you’ve done something right in country music. People appreciate your music and to get that little nod of approval from the Opry would always mean the world.”
He continues, “So in the back of my mind, I always hoped it would happen on certain nights and was like, ‘Is tonight the night? Is tonight the night?’ And, you know, it never was. And just a couple of weeks back for a Christmas show, it was not even remotely on my mind. I was just there to have fun, be holly and jolly, and sing some Christmas songs, and be in bed by 10:00. Garth Brooks came out and surprised us after our third song and formally invited me to join the Grand Ole Opry.”
McCreery says it was such a shock to be invited during his Christmas At The Opry performance earlier month. In the video below, the “Cab In A Solo” singer was (as he says) “in the moment.”
“I truly had no clue. My whole family knew, my wife knew, my band knew, my team knew. My family from North Carolina flew in, but I didn’t even know it. They were in the back of the crowd, so everybody was in on it but me. But man, it was such a shock.” McCreery said.
Click below to watch Scotty McCreery accept his invitation from the Grand Ole Opry.
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