Last night (Tuesday), Chris Young was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
The night began with Chris singing his very first number-one song, “Gettin’ You Home,” followed by a cover of Marty Robbins’s “Devil Woman.” Chris then played “When You Say Nothing At All,” a song by one of his favorite musical influences, Keith Whitley, as well as his hit single “I’m Comin’ Over.”
After his performance, Chris’s friend and fellow Opry member Brad Paisley joined him to present the Opry Member Award, making the induction official. There were only two words that Chris felt were appropriate to say in that moment: “thank you.”
Chris Young reacts to his induction on the Opry stage. OC: “I don’t know exactly what I’m supposed to say. Something not stupid, probably. [Crowd cheers] So, the two best words I can think of is ‘thank you.’”
Backstage before the show, Chris was asked how he would explain to someone who isn’t familiar with the country genre how much of an honor it is to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Chris Young explains how big of an honor it is to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry: “The only way that I know how to make anybody understand is there’s some other things I can think of as a bucket list as an artist you could put up in that level, maybe. Is there anything that I feel like I could put over this for relevance and how big an honor it is to be asked to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry? No.”