Old Crow Medicine Show To Join
Grand Ole Opry
|This appeared on The Boot
- August 19, 2013
|Old Crow Medicine Sow have
been invited to become members of the Grand Ole
Opry. According to Country Weekly, the
bluegrass string band revivalists were on stage at a
sold-out show in Cleveland, Ohio when their longtime
friend and supporter, Marty Stuart, surprised them
with the invitation.
“In 1925, there was a show started in Nashville called the Grand Ole Opry. It was founded on a traditional fiddle tune,” Stuart said. “It’s been going on for 88 years. It’s a great American story. Would you all consider becoming a part of this great American story and becoming Grand Ole Opry members?”
The group were discovered by bluegrass legend Doc Watson while busking outside a pharmacy in Boone, North Carolina in 2000. They have since recorded four studio albums, helping to revive American roots music through a series of tours, Opry performances, and appearances on ‘A Prarie Home Companion.’ The group are best-known to many fans for their song ‘Wagon Wheel,’ which scored Darius Rucker a No. 1 hit when he covered it with Lady Antebellum.
Old Crow Medicine Show will be inducted into the Opry during a ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
By Sterling Whitaker
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