Jamey Johnson is the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Johnson was welcomed by Opry member and Johnson’s personal mentor Bill Anderson who joined him for a performance of “Give It Away,” which was famously recorded by George Strait.
“I’ve been talking about this moment since I was a kid. And I ain’t a kid anymore… you can tell that by the grey in the beard.”
Well deserved… if there’s anybody in country music that deserves it, it’s Jamey Johnson.
The show concluded with a performance of the hymn “Near The Cross,” performed by Johnson and Ricky Skaggs.
In addition to Jamey’s induction, Skaggs was celebrating his 40th anniversary as an Opry member:
“I know exactly how Jamey feels tonight; that was me 40 years ago. I want to thank my precious wife Sharon and The Whites for being here. We can’t do this without family.”
Looks like Kid Rock and John Daly were in the crowd too… what a crew: