Adkins Joins Opry Saturday

Trace Adkins becomes the Grand Ole Opry’s newest member Saturday (Aug. 23) during a segment featuring performances by Ronnie Milsap, Lorrie Morgan and the Del McCoury Band. In June, Opry veteran Little Jimmy Dickens invited the 41-year-old singer to join the show’s cast. When Adkins made his first Opry appearance in 1996, he used the opportunity to propose to his now-wife, Rhonda. Adkins’ Opry induction follows a Friday night (Aug. 22) concert in Gonzales, La. Saturday’s induction will be televised on CMT when Grand Ole Opry Live airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 08/22/03