Garth Brooks Invites Scotty McCreery To Join The Grand Ole Opry
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Garth Brooks Invites Scotty McCreery To Join The Grand Ole Opry

After Garth Brooks finished his residency shows at Caesar Palace in Las Vegas last weekend, he hightailed it back to Nashville to participate in one of country music's most sacred ceremonies. He surprised Scotty McCreery during the Opry Country Christmas show Sunday night at The Grand Ole Opry and invited him to become the Opry's newest member.

"Merry Christmas," Brooks said, walking on stage carrying a wrapped gift. He handed the gift to McCreery and told him he couldn't open it until Christmas. "This is a Christmas present to the Grand Ole Opry," Brooks continued. "We would love to invite you to be the newest member of the Opry."

Brooks removed his cowboy hat, and McCreery shook his head in disbelief.

"Holy cow. Yes, I would love to," McCreery said. "I grew up listening to your records, Garth, and you're a part of what made me want to do this for a living. I didn't think that dream would become a reality, but it is because of all of y'all sitting in this house tonight. God bless y'all."

As he fought back emotion, McCreery explained people had asked him his goals since the beginning of his career. Becoming an Opry member was always at the top of his list.

Then, he bent down and touched the circle of wood in the Opry's center stage where Opry stars and performers stand to sing.

McCreery's Opry induction date will be announced in the coming weeks.

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