The next member of the Grand Ole Opry will be Jon Pardi.
The California native received a huge, emotional surprise Friday night when Alan Jackson surprised him via video during his set at Stagecoach and invited him to join the Grand Ole Opry.
“The Grand Ole Opry has always meant a whole lot to me and everyone in country music,” AJ said in the video. “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.”