Opry asks Vincent to join - she says yes
Sunday, March 1, 2020
– Performing at the Grand Ole Opry is nothing new for Rhonda Vincent, but Saturday night's show most definitely was because the bluegrasser was surprised with an invitation to join the Opry.
Vincent was asked by Opry member Jeannie Seely. Vincent had just performed her 2019 bluegrass chart-topper "Like I Could," a tune co-written by Seely. She will be officially inducted into the Opry family March 24.
Vincent reacted to the Opry invitation by twice asking Seely if she was serious. She then replied, "100 percent yes. Oh my gosh. I grew up listening to the Opry. Thank you dear God."
Following the invitation, Seely welcomed on stage several of the Opry's women of country, including Sharon and Cheryl White, Connie Smith and soon-to-be inducted Opry member Vincent to perform "Those Memories" center stage in the Opry's circle.
"Throughout her award-winning career, Rhonda has always made time to visit us at the Opry," said Opry Vice President and Executive Producer Dan Rogers. "She is a force of nature on stage, and a friend to fellow artists and fans alike behind the scenes. Her songs have a home among the many styles of music we celebrate at the Opry for the rest of her career."
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