Lady A Pens Emotional Thank You Message After Accepting Grand Ole Opry Invitation

by Jon D. B.

Lady A has just made their first public statement since receiving “the best surprise we could ever ask for,” alongside photos commemorating the occasion.

For country music artists, there is no greater honor than becoming a member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. The heart & soul of the genre, the Nashville, Tennessee venue needs no further introduction for fellow Outsiders.

Today, the iconic Opry has gained three more perfectly-suited members: Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood. That’s right, Lady A are officially becoming Grand Ole Opry members! Now, the trio has made their first public statement in regards to this prestigious membership. And they couldn’t be more grateful.

“This is the best surprise we could ever ask for!!” the band starts off on their official Twitter. “Today while filming for an upcoming Opry special, Darius Rucker invited us to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry.”

“To say we are honored is an understatement,” they add, alongside photos from their inauguration. “We are so grateful to be a part of this amazing family.”

Watch as Rucker Shocks Lady A with Opry Induction

That’s right, country fans – this literally just happened. The Grand Ole Opry themselves just broke the news on Twitter…

“Opry member @DariusRucker extended the invitation on the Opry stage today and announced their membership is effective immediately,” Opry clarifies. “Welcome to the Opry family, Lady A!”

…And to say Hillary, Charles, and Dave‘s individual reactions were priceless would be an understatement.

“BREAKING: @LadyA was surprised with an invitation from @dariusrucker to join the Grand Ole Opry during the group’s performance taping for the upcoming NBC special, “Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music,” Opry captions the initial reveal just minutes ago.

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

Check out the incredible reveal for yourself by heading over to WATCH: Darius Rucker Announces Addition of Lady A As Newest Members of Grand Ole Opry next.

In addition, Lady A’s induction broke just hours after Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley were announced to Co-Host ‘Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music’ on NBC.

And as always, stick with your fellow Lady A fans at for the latest from The Opry’s newest members.