While at the All for the Hall Country Music Hall of Fame fundraiser on Tuesday night, it was announced that Keith Urban, much to his surprise, had been invited to become an official member of the Grand Ole Opry.
The announcement came from Vince Gill, as members of Rascal Flatts, the Oak Ridge Boys and Diamond Rio stood on stage with the flummoxed Urban.
"I'm shocked, I've got to say," Urban told the sold-out crowd. "It's a huge honor and how beautiful to have this happen tonight of all nights."
"I will always remember the first time I played the Opry," the singer-songwriter continued, "seeing this stand and standing in the circle was an extraordinarily surreal moment. So this right here is just a whole other stratosphere! Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Urban will officially join the Opry during a ceremony show on April 21.
by RTT Staff Writer
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