Last night (February 5th) Chris Janson was invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry by Keith Urban.
To be invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry is an incredible honor and one that is strictly chosen. The Grand Ole Opry website reads:
There's no magic formula, no secret code that grants access to one of the most coveted invitations in all of music.
The decision to increase the Opry’s ranks is, and always has been, made exclusively by the show’s management. The people who’ve been entrusted with the Opry’s tradition and future direction take into account all the standards of success in country music—radio airplay, recorded music sales, touring success, industry recognition—when considering an act for membership.
The Opry considers career accomplishment as well as the potential for continued success. But the Opry doesn’t simply pass out invitations to the biggest stars with the most hits. Opry management looks for a musical and a generational balance.
So for Chris Janson to be asked to join The Grand Ole Opry as a member is an extremely amazing accomplishment.
This morning, Chris called into the show to talk to us about the moment and how he felt. Listen below!
Congrats to our great friend, Chris Janson! You're more than deserving of this honor!!