Country singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson has been invited to join the Grand Ole Opry.
The surprise invitation was made by country music icon Bill Anderson onstage during a segment of Saturday night’s Opry.
“Management and staff and the people at the Opry tonight told me to tell you this is going to be your last guest appearance,” Anderson told Johnson.
“I’ve been kicked out of a whole lot of places in my life,” was Johnson’s laughing reply.
“I don’t know what to say except the obvious: I love country music,” Johnson said. “I’d never moved here if it hadn’t of been for country music, if it hadn’t of been for the Grand Ole Opry keepin’ it alive all these years.”
“If it hadn’t of been for fans like y’all listening to what we do. Thank you. I love you,” he added as audience members inside the Opry House gave him a standing ovation.
(Photo: Chris Hollo)
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