Does it seem like just yesterday Brad Paisley was singing "Some day I'm gonna be famous"? Well, that certainly has come true (and then some)! The singer was able to celebrate his remarkable career on Saturday evening with a very special performance at the legendary Grand Ole Opry--marking his 10-year anniversary as an Opry member.
The Opry rewarded Paisley's considerable contributions to country music with a heartwarming video montage of his appearances on the Opry stage--from his very first time playing there in 1999, to his induction in 2001 at the tender age of 28, to today...a full decade of superstardom later.
It's clear that Paisley's remarkable talent has been both fetching and admired from the very start of his musical journey. When Paisley was inducted into the Opry, his ceremony included a letter from none other than George Jones which was read aloud to the crowd.
"I am counting on you to carry on the tradition," Jones's note said. "And make folks sit up and listen to what good country music should sound like."
Paisley himself expressed humble gratitude for the Opry community and his place in it. As he tweeted on Saturday, "I will never take [the Opry] for granted, or truly fathom the love it has shown me."
Congratulations on 10 fine years as part of the Opry, Brad--here's to many, many more. If you'd like to leave your own congrats for Brad, please be sure to comment below!
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