October 25th, 2010
03:39 PM ET
As with most news in the entertainment world, Blake Shelton found out about his induction into the Grand Ole Opry via Twitter.
And on Sunday, after the deed was done, Shelton responded with a tweet of his own: “Gimme an O!! Gimme a P!!!! Gimme an R!!! Gimme a Y!!!!! What's that spell?!!! Me!!!!!!!!”
A Grand Ole Opry induction is one of country music’s biggest honors. The sold-out audience that welcomed Shelton included his good friend and fellow singer, Trace Adkins.
“"I became a member in 2003, and it is the single most important thing to happen in my career,” Trace said, according to The Boot. “I cherish it and have great respect for what the Opry represents, and I know Blake feels the same way.”
“It's the same feeling I get when I meet one of my heroes,” Shelton said during the ceremony. “To me, the Grand Ole Opry is an artist, and I'm proud to be one of its songs."
Saturday night was just the cherry on top of an amazing year for Shelton. He’s had two No. 1 hits (“Hillbilly Bone” and “All About Tonight”) and asked his girlfriend of five years, Miranda Lambert, in May to marry him. Shelton is also up for four CMA Awards this year.
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