Country superstar Keith Urban has received a surprise invitation to become a member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry.
The Boot reports that Urban received the honour while on stage at his annual Nashville ‘All For The Hall’ benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
He was presented with a big black bag containing the WSM/Grand Ole Opry microphone stand by performers Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, Diamond Rio and the Oak Ridge Boys.
“I’m shocked,” he said, “What a huge honour and how beautiful to have this happen tonight!”
“I will always remember the first time I played the Opry,” he 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 be officially inducted into the Opry at an event on April 21.