WATCH: Darius Rucker Announces Addition of Lady A As Newest Members of Grand Ole Opry

by Joe Rutland

Lady A, one of country music’s most honored bands, accepts an invitation to join the historic performers that make up the Grand Ole Opry.

The group received their invitation from country singer Darius Rucker.

Rucker stepped onto the Opry stage while Lady A was taping their part for an NBC special, “Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music.”

“What can you say about three friends of yours who together have become one of the biggest groups in country music history,” Rucker says. “Well how about this. This trio are multi-platinum superstars, seven-time Grammy Award winners, seven-time CMA Award winners, too.

“And I feel so, so honored to stand here in the Opry House and hope they accept the invitation I’m thrilled to be offering them right now,” Rucker says. “So Lady A, would you guys like to be the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry?”

Lady A Joins Who’s Who List Of Country Music Legends

The group accepted the invitation to join the ranks of Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Loretta Lynn, Travis Tritt, Tom T. Hall, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, and many others.

The trio of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood make up Lady A.

They formed together as a group in Nashville back in 2006. Scott handles lead and background vocals, Kelley adds lead and background vocals with guitar work, and Haywood delivers background vocals, guitar, mandolin, and piano work.

Take a look at the moment Rucker offically makes the Opry invitation to Lady A.

The group co-headlined the 2018 “Summer Plays On Tour” with Rucker.

Additionally, Lady A has established itself not only through its music but in its philanthropic activities, too.

In January 2012, they joined up with myLIFEspeaks to raise awareness and provide facilities for orphans in Haiti. In January 2013, the created the LadyAID fund which helps bring awareness to children who suffer and cannot help themselves.