Charlie Daniels Gets Official Opry Welcome

Posted by amyclark on 08/23/2008

1/21/2008 Stephen L. Betts   Charlie Daniels was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Saturday evening (1/19) by Opry members Marty Stuart and Connie Smith. Marty welcomed the legendary musician into the Opry family before a sold-out crowd by saying, “The Opry is American and its reach is universal. A steady force in the midst of passing trends. The Opry is family. God Bless Charlie Daniels.” Charlie responded, “My Bible tells me God gives us the desires of our hearts and tonight the promise has come true.” He then invited Marty, Connie, Montgomery Gentry, and Trace Adkins to join him on stage to perform “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” During the induction, which aired live on Opry Live! on GAC, Charlie was also presented the Opry Member Award, a 14-inch bronze and oak wood replica of the Opry’s vintage microphone stand designed by renowned sculptor Bill Rains.