On Wednesday 18 January 2023, Gene Watson reflected on his invitation to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville; Gene Watson was invited, by Vince Gill, to become a Grand Ole Opry member on Friday 17 January 2020.
Chris Hollo for Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
‘I’m a day late to post, but be assured I didn’t forget the moment I was asked to join the Grand Ole Opry.
I was absolutely stunned when Vince Gill surprised me with the invitation.
It was, and still is, one of the greatest moments of my life.
That night, it was a star-packed show and, one of the best among the many, was one that I still consider a young’un, Alan Jackson.
Alan knows real country music.
He’s a gifted singer and songwriter.
I know we all hope more of the young ones will continue to sing our kind of country’
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