Watch Alan Jackson Invite Jon Pardi To Join Grand Ole Opry At Stagecoach

By Logan DeLoye

April 30, 2023

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Jon Pardi was invited to become an official member of the Grand Ole Opry during his set at Stagecoach on April 28th, making him the first artist to ever be invited into the Opry at the festival. Many historic moments took place on Friday as Pardi is also the first-ever California native to become a member. Joined by Guy Fieri, country music legend Alan Jackson appeared on stage via video chat to invite Pardi into the Opry with a heartwarming speech.

“The Grand Ole Opry has always meant a whole lot to me and everyone in country music. I’ve been appreciating your music ever since you were touring with me a few years ago. I get the honor to invite you in front of all your Stagecoach friends to be the first native of California to become an official member of the Grand Ole Opry.”

Grand Ole Opry's Vice President and Executive Producer Dan Rogers noted the historical impact of the event.

“There’s a great future in this mic stand. Tonight is historic because not only, Jon, are you the first person ever invited to become a member at Stagecoach, he’s the first native Californian to ever be a member of the Grand Ole Opry.” An overjoyed Pardi took the mic to share love for his fans, and country music!

“I moved to Nashville chasing a dream at 22 years old, and now I’m here. I love you guys, and I love country music.”

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