Darius Rucker will become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry tomorrow night (Tuesday, October 16th). A couple of weeks ago, Darius was invited to be the first artist for a new Tuesday night question and answer session at the Opry. During the Q&A he was surprised with the invitation to join the famed institution by his pal, Brad Paisley.

Darius says that music is just one of the things on his mind every time he sets foot on the Opry stage. "The thing you think of is the music and every time I'm about to walk on this stage, you really think of just the legends that played here night after night after night. You know, just be a part of it now, no, not just to be a part of it, to be a member of it is pretty damn awesome."

While some Opry members hardly play the venue, Darius says he has no intention of falling into that category. "I'm gonna be here a lot, as much as a member's supposed to be here and more, because Pete (Fisher) and those guys have been awesome to me since I started this. I'm dedicated to this. I'm not the kind of guy who becomes a member and then gets lost. That's not how I live." While his formal induction as a member of the Grand Ole Opry isn't until tomorrow night, you can see how his sneaky pal Brad popped the question here.



Dave D.