Little Big Town Inducted Into The Grand Ole Opry
October 20, 2014 at 7:37 AM (PT)
CAPITOL NASHVILLE's LITTLE BIG TOWN (LBT) was formally inducted into the GRAND OLE OPRY on FRIDAY (10/17) by OPRY members JIMMY DICKENS and VINCE GILL. The group had been invited to join the OPRY on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd by REBA (NET NEWS 10/06).
Backstage prior to the event LBT's KAREN FAIRCHILD said, "I'm so excited about sharing this moment with the band. We've been through the highest of highs together, and this is sure to be the highest. This is as good as it gets."
The group opened its set with a performance of its hit “Bring it On Home,” hearkening back to its OPRY debut. On that night, as the members recalled backstage, they had been accompanied by only a borrowed guitar. After the group’s performance of “Boondocks,” DICKENS and GILL took the stage along with OPRY VP/GM PETE FISHER to present the group with its OPRY MEMBER AWARD.
“The word ‘family’ really means something out here. It really does,” GILL said to the group. “You’ll make friends like I have with this man right here,” he continued, nodding to DICKENS. “You’ll be so be blessed by the friends you’ll make out here, and they’ll last your entire life. Welcome to the family, and remember to come here as often as you can.”