Marty Stuart and Oak Ridge Boys Member William Lee Golden Embrace at Grand Ole Opry: ‘Been Too Long’

by Joe Rutland
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Country music legend Marty Stuart crossed paths on Saturday night with William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys at the Grand Ole Opry.

Golden and Stuart both took to the Grand Ole Opry stage for the regular Saturday night show. Golden shared this sweet, tender photo of him and Stuart hugging one another.

Take a look at the moment as Golden posted this picture on his Twitter account.

Man, Outsiders who love their country music see a photo like this and it might even bring a smile to your face. Just like the one on Stuart’s face in this photo.

The Oak Ridge Boys were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on Aug. 6, 2011. So the group was performing on Saturday night nearly a decade since their induction. Other members of the Oak Ridge Boys include Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, and Richard Sterban.

As for Marty Stuart, he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on Nov. 28, 1992. Saturday night, fans who showed up or listened to the show heard Opry legends do what they have done for many years. It almost brings a tear to your eye thinking about Stuart, the Oak Ridge Boys, and all of their incredible music.

Yes, before Outsiders start asking, the Oaks (as they are called by shorthand) more than likely sang “Elvira” on Saturday night. We cannot say for certain but, really, are you going to see them and not hear one of their biggest hits? C’mon, man.

Grand Ole Opry Inducted Newest Member Carly Pearce on Aug. 3

Speaking of the Grand Ole Opry and its members, country music superstar Trisha Yearwood had the honor of inducting Carly Pearce into the family.

Yearwood, who is married to country music superstar Garth Brooks, inducted Pearce on Aug. 3. Longtime Opry member Jeannie Seely welcomed Pearce on stage.

“Carly has all the obvious wonderful traits, but she has that one extra thing, determination,” Seely said. “She has the sincerest dedication and strongest work ethic of anyone I’ve ever known in my life. And she never strayed from her path of wanting to be a member of the Opry.”

Pearce moved to Nashville 12 years ago and has performed on the Opry stage more than 85 times.

She had a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart back in 2017 with her debut single, “Every Little Thing.” Another No. 1 song for Pearce happened in a duet with Lee Brice for “I Hope Your Happy Now.”

“This is a very special place, and when you are invited it’s an invitation to the family,” Yearwood said. “So, with much pride and joy, Carly you are now an official member of the Grand Ole Opry.”

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