Montgomery Gentry Selected for Grand Ole Opry Membership

Montgomery Gentry will be inducted as Grand Ole Opry members during ceremonies in Nashville on June 23. Opry member Charlie Daniels surprised Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry by extending the invitation during Tuesday night’s (May 26) Opry performance. Daniels walked onstage and told the duo, “I have been chosen to do something very special. I have known you guys for a long time, and I am very proud of all your accomplishments. If you agree to it, on June 23, you’re gonna be made members of the Grand Ole Opry!” Gentry responded, “I’m speechless,” and Montgomery borrowed a handkerchief from Daniels to wipe his eyes. Montgomery Gentry made their Opry debut on March 3, 2000.