Grand Ole Opry | Blake Shelton's Induction
The Grand Ole Opry made a historic invitation on September 28, and the 85-year-old radio show did it the modern way: by Twitter.
After performing "Hillbilly Bone" with Trace Adkins, tweetin' fool Blake Shelton was told he'd just received an important message via Twitter. A screen at the back of the stage displayed the note from @opry: " @blakeshelton, you're invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. See you on 10/23/2010!"
With that 69-character invitation, Blake became the first new member added to the cast since Montgomery Gentry joined the Opry family 15 months ago. He gave an ecstatic hug to Trace, then a figurative tip of the hat to the crowd.
"Man, it takes a long time!" he exclaimed. "I know a lot of guys that want this just as bad as I wanted it and, uh, forget them!"