Watch Josh Turner Get Invited To Become Newest Opry Member

Josh Turner was surprised Saturday night with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. He will be formally inducted into the Opry family during the GAC broadcast of Opry Live on October 27 at 8pm ET by Vince Gill.

Josh Turner accepts Roy Clark's invitation to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry.

During GAC's Opry Live Josh presented Roy Clark with a plaque commemorating his years in music and in his marriage, as well as 20 years as a Grand Ole Opry member. After accepting, Roy noticed an envelope attached to the back of the plaque. He opened it and said, "Well, actually this is for you, Josh, It reads: How would you like to formally become a member of the Grand Ole Opry?"

After taking a moment to regain his composure and give Roy a hug, Josh said, "I made my Opry debut back in 2001. I never knew this could happen so early. And if this is an invitation, I say yes!"

Josh's December 21, 2001, Opry debut is one of the most memorable in recent history. Though he hadn't yet had a song released to country radio at the time, he earned a standing ovation for the song that would become his breakthrough hit, "Long Black Train," and a second standing ovation following an encore.

"It is with great enthusiasm that we invite Josh to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry," said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. What began as a magical moment with his debut performance of 'Long Black Train' in December of 2001 has grown into a very special relationship with the Opry and the rest of its membership."

Josh Turner photo courtesy of Universal Music Group Nashville.

New Album On The Way...

Josh Turner's new album EVERYTHING IS FINE includes 12 songs and features the hit single "Firecracker" and "Another Try" (with Trisha Yearwood). EVERYTHING IS FINE is in stores October 30th.

"This has been an incredible journey and there is still a lot of music left in me." - Josh Turner


Josh Turner is continuing to make waves in Country music since his debut with LONG BLACK TRAIN in 2003. In just a few short years, Josh has already tallied career sales of over 3 million albums (LONG BLACK TRAIN – certified Platinum, YOUR MAN – certified double Platinum), has had multiple #1 singles and videos, has been honored with multiple Grammy Award nominations (including Best Country Album nomination for YOUR MAN) and was recently named a 2007 Country Music Association nominee for Top Male Vocalist. Furthermore, he has performed at our Nation's Capitol and has made appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America and MARTHA - all while he and his wife welcomed their his first child into the world.

For Josh's third album, EVERYTHING IS FINE, he again teamed up with producer Frank Rogers (Brad Paisley). The album features the title-track "Everything Is Fine" and the first single "Firecracker" (Josh's fastest moving single to date - Top 30 at Country radio in only 3 weeks). Josh blends his baritone voice on a collaboration with acclaimed R&B artist Anthony Hamilton and a collaboration with Trisha Yearwood on the soaring ballad "Another Try." EVERYTHING IS FINE demonstrates just how FINE everything is for Josh right now.