Chris Young Invited To Join Grand Ole Opry

Grammy nominated vocalist Chris Young was surprised during his Grand Ole Opry performance this evening by Country Music Hall of Fame and Opry member Vince Gill with an invitation to become an official Opry member. The invite came just prior to Young’s performance of their chart-topping duet “Sober Saturday Night.” Growing up in nearby Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Young dreamt of one day taking the stage at the Opry, making his debut on June 15, 2006. Another dream came true for the 32-year-old singer with tonight’s Opry invitation. Young’s formal induction will take place Tuesday, October 17, just days before the release of his 7th album, Losing Sleep.

Click HERE to listen to Bill Cody’s chat with Chris Young just moments after his on-stage invite!

Also, check out the video below to see it all happen!

Steven Curtis Chapman – I Played The Ryman

Ricky Skaggs – Ryman Memories – Interview

In honor of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Ryman Auditorium, 650 AM WSM has launched Ryman Memories – a series of interviews and videos surrounding the stories and memories that artists share about the historic Ryman Auditorium. Hosted by Eddie Stubbs and featuring various monthly guests, these special stories and memories are sure to warm your heart!

Check out parts #1 and #2 of Eddie’s special interview with Ricky Skaggs below!

Drew Holcomb – I Played The Ryman – Interview

In honor of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Ryman Auditorium, 650 AM WSM has launched I Played The Ryman – a series of interviews and videos surrounding the stories and memories from artists who have had the opportunity to headline a concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

Check out Charlie Mattos’ interview below with Drew Holcomb. This interview took place prior to Drew’s second sold out show at the Ryman…and on his BIRTHDAY!

John Paul White – WSM Interview

Ketch Secor – I Played The Ryman – Interview

Steve Wariner – Ryman Memories – Interview

In honor of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Ryman Auditorium, 650 AM WSM has launched Ryman Memories – a series of interviews and videos surrounding the stories and memories that artists share about the historic Ryman Auditorium. Hosted by Eddie Stubbs and featuring various monthly guests, these special stories and memories are sure to warm your heart!

Check out parts #1 and #2 of Eddie’s special interview with Steve Wariner below!

Gibson Brothers – I Played The Ryman – Interview

Josh Turner – Bridgestone Arena – WSM Interview

Chris Janson – Bridgestone Arena – WSM Interview