“Tonite I was honored by my good friend Brad Paisley when he [invited] me into the Grand Old Opry,” Darius tweeted. “What an honor. I am in awe.”
(photo from Facebook.com/GrandOleOpry)
After Darius performed “Wagon Wheel” and Brad performed a set of his own, Darius returned to the stage saying, “You guys got to share one of the most special nights of my life tonight.” Addressing his new Opry family, he added, “Thank you for opening your arms and letting me in.”
Watch the video to see how it all went down.
Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher. “He’s forged an incredible, diverse musical path which has led today to the top of the country charts. It’s been clear from the moment Darius first stepped on our stage in 2008 in what high regard he holds the Grand Ole Opry and similarly how much Opry fans love Darius’ music."
Darius will formally be inducted into the Opry on Tuesday, October 16. That show will air live on Noteworthy at the Opry on GAC at 8 p.m. Central.