Blake Shelton inducted into the Grand Ole Opry
October 25th, 2010
03:39 PM ET

Blake Shelton inducted into the Grand Ole Opry

As with most news in the entertainment world, Blake Shelton found out about his induction into the Grand Ole Opry via Twitter.

“Blake Shelton, you are invited to join the Grand Ole Opry!” @opry tweeted to @blakeshelton.

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.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Janie

    That is fantastic! Blake is one of my favorite country artists. I'm so happy for him! Being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry is a prestigious event for a country artist. My question is, why hasn't Buddy Jewell been inducted yet?? He performs there often and he does a lot of charitable work, too. I think he deserves that honor. Those of you don't know who I'm talking about, he was the winner of Nashville Star about 4 years ago. In closing I would like to say CONGRATULATIONS, BLAKE!!

    October 26, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. karla

    Country Gentleman are the best!!!!

    October 25, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scooby Doo

    Rhut Rho!!! Rhumbudy rhona rhet rad!!!

    October 25, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RinoJoe

    This is proof they will let anyone into the GOO nowadays. There is nothing that differentiates Blake, he's just another dude wearing hat and singing a song. 1,000's just like him all over the place.

    October 25, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gatlin

      I will write a song for you called: “Sounds like a Jealous Man” Quit whining little girl!

      October 26, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • mary

      You obviously know nothing about Blake Shelton or country music. He is like the ONLY REAL country musician left out there. Why don't you do some research before you start making idiotic comments.

      October 27, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • mary

      Also – he doesn't wear a hat your moron

      October 27, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
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    October 25, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |

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