Congratulations to Lady A! The trio, made up of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, will be the next members of the Grand Ole Opry. Lady A received the invitation by Darius Rucker, while they were at the Opry to tape their performance for the upcoming televised special, Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music.
“What can you say about three friends of yours who together have become one of the biggest groups in country music history?” Rucker began. “Well, how about this? This trio are multi-platinum superstars, seven-time Grammy Award winners and seven-time CMA Award winners too. And I feel so honored to stand here in the Opry House and hope they accept the invitation I am thrilled to be offering them tonight. So, what do you say, Lady A? Would you like to become members of the Opry?”
Lady A didn’t hesitate to accept the invitation.
“This is the best surprise we could ever ask for,” Scott said. “I’ve been coming here since I was a little girl so to say we are honored is an understatement. We are so truly grateful to officially be a part of this amazing family.”
The Grand Ole Opry posted a video of the invitation, which showed Scott dissolve into happy tears after the invitation was extended.
BREAKING: @LadyA was surprised with an invitation from @dariusrucker to join the Grand Ole Opry during the group’s performance taping for the upcoming NBC special, “Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music” airing Feb. 14. pic.twitter.com/GVjSiFlaAL
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) January 22, 2021
Lady A also posted about the honor on social media, after the event.
This is the best surprise we could ever ask for!! Today while filming for an upcoming @Opry special, @DariusRucker invited us to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. To say we are honored is an understatement. We are so grateful to be a part of this amazing family. pic.twitter.com/3Y6Hflyra3
— Lady A (@ladya) January 22, 2021
Lady A’s membership is effective immediately. Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music will air on Sunday, February 14, at 9:00 PM ET on NBC. The event, hosted by Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley, will include footage of old performances, new performances, a behind-the-scenes look at the Grand Ole Opry, and much more.