Keith Urban Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry
April 23, 2012 at 7:12 AM (PT)
CAPITOL NASHVILLE artist KEITH URBAN was inducted into the GRAND OLE OPRY this past SATURDAY night (4/21) in NASHVILLE.
After being presented with the OPRY MEMBER AWARD by SHOW DOG- UNIVERSAL artist TRACE ADKINS and MCA NASHVILLE artist JOSH TURNER, KEITH said , “Thank you very much! Yee haw! That is awesome! It’s a long way from CABOOLTURE (QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA) to the stage here at the GRAND OLE OPRY … and to stand in this circle is the most phenomenal thing. I just want to thank the OPRY for this honor, but also the responsibility. This is a responsibility that I take deep to the heart of me. …This once and for all shows the global popularity and reach of Country music. … I honor the history of Country music, but I absolutely fully dedicate myself to the future of Country music, as well. GOD bless you all.”
The induction was aired on a sneak-peek episode of GAC TV’S “Noteworthy at the OPRY.” The show will re-air WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25th at 9p (ET), and THURSDAY, APRIL 26th at 1a and 7p (ET). You can also view the ceremony at www.opry.com.
KEITH is also offering fans a chance to visit NASHVILLE on his FACEBOOK page, by sharing their favorite moments from his career. The winner will get a visit to NASHVILLE, and will get to experience some of URBANS’S favorite places including the GRAND OLE OPRY, RYMAN AUDITORIUM, THE BLUEBIRD CAFÉ and more.
For more on KEITH URBAN visit www.keithurban.com.