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WATCH! Scotty McCreery Asked By Garth Brooks To Become The Next Member Of The Grand Ole Opry

The North Carolina native is joining one of the biggest families in country music!

Chris Hallo For The Opry

Last night December 3rd. American Idol winner Scotty McCreery stepped into the Grand Ole Opry circle last night apart of the Opry Country Christmas show, and left with a massive invite!

At the end of his set, Scotty was joined onstage by Opry ambassador and country icon Garth Brooks. To his surprise, Scotty was handed a gold wrapped package.

“Merry Christmas,” Garth said walking onto the stage handing McCreery a wrapped gift. “This is a Christmas present to the Grand Ole Opry,” Garth later continued. “We would love to invite you to be the newest member of the Opry.”

“Holy cow. Yes, I would love to,” McCreery replied. “I grew up listening to your records Garth and you’re a part of what made me want to do this for a living and I didn’t think that dream would become a reality, but it is because of all of y’all sitting in this house tonight. God bless y’all.”

McCreery continued, “When I got started doing this people asked, ‘what are your goals,’” voice cracking with emotion McCreery shared, “and I’d say ‘one day I’d like to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry.’” Then bent down and touched the circle of wood in the Opry’s center stage where so many of his heroes and peers have stood.

“We’re thrilled to extend this much-anticipated invitation to our friend Scotty,” said Opry Executive Producer Dan Rogers. “Whether he’s on the Opry performing his hits, putting his spin on some old favorites during a performance on one of our Opry Country Classics shows, or offering a holiday set as he did tonight, Scotty consistently delivers and is always at home on the Opry stage. It’ll be exciting to hear the words ‘Scotty McCreery, you’re a member of the Grand Ole Opry!’ in the early days of 2024.”

McCreery’s induction date will be announced soon.

All Opry Country Christmas shows air on WSM Radio as well as WSM and Opry digital platforms. Remaining Opry Country Christmas dates are Dec. 7, Dec. 10, Dec. 11, Dec. 14, Dec. 17 (matinee) and Dec. 18. Hosted by Grammy®-winning Opry member Larry Gatlin, each Opry Country Christmas show will also feature Opry members The Gatlin Brothers, Riders In The Sky, Mandy Barnett and Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie McCoy. Set to round out this year’s series as Spotlight Artists are Trace Adkins, Chris Young, Lady A, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Chris Janson. For Opry Country Christmas tickets and more information on the full Opry schedule, visit


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