From performing on street corners to headlining some of the biggest venues and festivals in the world, Old Crow Medicine Show have certainly come quite a long ways. Now, the Americana band is set to be inducted as members into one of music’s most prestigious and long-running stage shows—the Grand Ole Opry.
Though the group has performed on the show frequently over the years, including a stint in the early 2000s where they entertained the crowds between shows, the inducution will mark their official place in Opry history.
The band members learned the news, fittingly enough, while performing onstage. Toward the end of their show last Friday at The Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, country music star and Opry regular Marty Stuart came onstage and asked the band if they would accept the honor of being a part of the Opry family.
Needless to say, the response was “yes.”
“From our humble beginnings on street corners to finding acclaim on stages worldwide, our eyes have always been on one prize in particular. More than anything else Old Crow Medicine Show has wanted to be a part of the Grand Ole Opry,“ fiddler Ketch Secor said in a statement. “To join the company of those brilliant, bright stars who first shot across Country Music’s most celestial stage—Roy Acuff, Deford Bailey, Uncle Dave Macon, Maybelle Carter, Sarah Cannon—is the finest company that any picker could ever hope to keep.”
The band will be officially inducted on Sept. 17. You can watch them being presented with this life-changing opportunity in the video below.