Why Darius Rucker Made Lady A’s Hillary Scott Cry

By Lauryn Snapp

April 7, 2021

On November 2, 2007, Lady A made their Opry debut.

On January 21, 2021, the trio was invited by country music superstar and longtime friend, Darius Rucker, to join the Grand Ole Opry family.

Throughout their decade-plus career, the trio have been shocked to sweep trophies at award shows, but this surprise invite sent Hillary Scott weeping on the wooden floor of the Opry stage.

In a recent interview with Cody Alan, Hillary reveals why this moment is a standout for her, Charles Kelly, and Dave Haywood.

“It’s just over the years, there have only been a handful of times where we have been genuinely surprised, like, could not have imagined what happened, happening,” says Hillary. “This was one of those moments. It was the last thing I could have seen coming that day.”

“For all of us, there is no greater honor in country music than to be invited into the Opry family,” Hillary continues. “It’s like, we will always have a home there!”

Watch the “Let Her Cry” singer as he invites Lady A to the Opry family by clicking the link below.

Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Lady A's Grand Ole Opry Induction

BREAKING: Lady A was surprised with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry during the group’s performance taping for the upcoming NBC special, “Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music” airing Feb. 14. Opry member Darius Rucker extended the invitation on the Opry stage today and announced their membership is effective immediately. “This is the best surprise we could ever ask for,” Lady A’s Hillary Scott said. "I’ve been coming here since I was a little girl so to say we are honored is an understatement. We are so truly grateful to officially be a part of this amazing family.”

Posted by Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, January 21, 2021
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