Gene Watson Reflects On Grand Ole Opry Induction: Wednesday 18 January 2023

Gene Watson

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.

On Friday 17 January 2020, Gene Watson received an invitation, from Vince Gill, to join The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, as the next official member

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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.

Gene Watson and Alan Jackson at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday 17 January 2020

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’

Gene Watson on the hallowed stage of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday 7 February 2020

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Derrek Kupish / dkupish productions

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