As you guys can imagine, I'm still freaking out over this. I was listening to the audio, and got chills when Vince Gill came out and started talking.
In all the years I've been a fan, I don't think I've seen them more humbled & touched, and I was just listening to the audio. They were at a loss for words.
In a twist of a irony, Tiffany tweeted she was taking Jagger (their three-year-old son) to the Opry to see Joe Don play the Opry for the first time.
@jennifertoy: Soo proud of @rascalflatts @JoeDonRooney @JayDeMarcus and Gary for becoming the newest members of The Opry!!
meganbesler: Cannot express how proud I am of @rascalflatts right now!!!!!!! #fb
@IHeartFlatts: That was absolutley amazing to hear. Completely freaking out. Still have chills. Holy crap. #FeelsGreatToBeAFlattsFan
Here's the moment of surprise! @rascalflatts asked to join the Opry family! Grand Ole Opry's photo "Here's the moment of surprise..." on WhoSay
@joltmanns: Congrats @JayDeMarcus @JoeDonRooney ... Tears & chills for the @Opry invite!! You deserve it!!!! THANK YOU for making music that matters!!!
@cmtt: That was amazing! So happy to be here tonight. @vincegill just asked @rascalflatts .... Pictures soon :-)
sara_weaver: Woah! @rascalflatts just invited to be @opry members by @VGcom! congrats guys
@brian_mansfield::Tonight, Vince Gill invited @rascalflatts to join the @Opry. Then they sang "Whenever You Come Around" together. They'll be inducted Oct. 8.
@Opry: @vincegill just invited @rascalflatts to be members of the Grand Ole Opry!
@epicamends: Congrats @rascalflatts on being invited to join the @opry! I'm sure Carrie Underwood will be there for your induction!
@dustycountry: Holy cow!!!! @rascalflatts new members of the @opry !!!! OMG!!! consider my world rocked and my week made!!!
@country_fever: Awesome! RT @opry: @vincegill just invited @rascalflatts to be members of the Grand Ole Opry!
@chankthefiddler: Congrats to the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry: @rascalflatts @JayDeMarcus & @JoeDonRooney !!! You totally deserve it! Wooohooo!
@Jamesotto: Congrats @JayDeMarcus & @rascallflatts on being asked to join the @opry! Huge honor!
countryweekly: Congratulations to @rascalflatts, who were invite by @vincegill to become members of the @opry!
@FollowCMT: Congrats to @RascalFlatts who were invited to join the @Opry tonight!
BSfansite: Congrats @rascalflatts!! They've been invited to join the @opry! Look out @blakeshelton
JT1045 JT: Congrats to Rascal Flatts. Vince Gill surprised the guys tonight. They are newest members of the Opry. All 3 guys were brought to tears!
Congrats to the boys, especially my fellow Ohio St. alum Gary LeVox.
Awesome news! Congrats to Rascal Flatts!
@JayDemarcus: I am beside myself. We were asked to be members of the Grand Ole Opry tonight!!! The greatest honor ever!!! Can't believe it, am I dreaming?
I'm so happy and excited for them!!!! I hope Carrie is there for their big night!!!!
OMG this is so great!
I said this a month or so ago-- that I hoped Rascal Flatts got inducted to the Opry next as they play there quite often...... YAY!
I bet Carrie was there tonight as she is a voting member, right? So she must have known in advance what was happening.... and they are all good friends so I bet she went to wish them well.
video of the surprise invitation
I was just thinking the other day it was time for the Opry to announce a new invite and wondering who it would be and here it is!!! How great for them - I love how everyone is so shocked to tears - it's always a wonderful moment when they are invited . I hope Carrie gets that honor to invite someone.
That's so awesome!!!!!!!!! wohoooooooo!
Congrats to them. But am I the only one that has seen a drastic downward spiral to their singles? Most of their stuff for the past couple of years has been dreadful.
awww that video made me cry. lol So happy for them.
Congrats to them!. We are very blessed that Carrie became a member so early in her career. WOW, they been in the business for over 10 years and finally got a invitation. WE ARE SPOILED!!!
Congrats to Rascal Flatts! It's great to see them finally getting this honor after many years of contributing to country music!
When you take into account that RF and Blake Shelton were inducted after ten years in the industry, Carrie is extremely lucky to have been inducted less than five years into her career. We are very lucky fans that our favorite girl has been so blessed.
I am so happy for these guys.
Bout Time Congrats To Mine & Carrieflattsfan Boys Glad To See Them Finally Getting The Recognition They Deserve
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