Old Crow Medicine Show Invited To Become Members Of The Grand Ole Opry
Old Crow Medicine Show have been invited to become members of the Grand Ole Opry. The roots group received the news while performing at The Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland. They will formally be inducted into the Opry on Tuesday, September 17.
Near the end of the group’s performance, Grand Ole Opry member and country music icon Marty Stuart surprised them on stage and asked if they’d like to become the next members of the legendary establishment. Old Crow members answered with an affirmative yes and were treated to a standing ovation. Stuart and the band then combined forces on “We Don’t Grow Tobacco” before the band launched into their signature song “Wagon Wheel,” which has found a new audience through Darius Rucker’s country cover.
“From our humble beginnings on street corners to finding acclaim on stages worldwide, our eyes have always been on one prize in particular. More than anything else Old Crow Medicine Show has wanted to be a part of the Grand Ole Opry, “ said OCMS fiddler Ketch Secor in a statement. “To join the company of those brilliant, bright stars who first shot across Country Music’s most celestial stage—- Roy Acuff, Deford Bailey, Uncle Dave Macon, Maybelle Carter, Sarah Cannon—- is the finest company that any picker could ever hope to keep.”
Old Crow Medicine show will perform at Quebec City, QC’s Le Cercle tomorrow.