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Grand Ole Opry: A Complete List of Members

February 16, 2024 4:20 pm GMT
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Over nearly a century, the Grand Ole Opry has become one of the most hallowed traditions in country music, transforming from a weekly radio barn dance in Nashville into a revered and renowned stage for fans of the genre by and large.

Throughout its almost 100-year history, the Opry has featured a revolving ensemble of members and performers, ranging from country legends to contemporary stars, as well as songwriters and comedians.

It's first official member, Uncle Jimmy Thompson, was inducted on opening night – November 28, 1925 – and since then, more than 200 artists and performers have followed suit in what's become one of country music's crowning achievements.

Members are selected by Opry management based on critical and commercial success, respect for the history of country music and commitment to appearing on the program.

Up until 1999, Opry membership went into effect upon invitation, but in recent years, an existing member will ask the new inductee to join the Opry Family live on-air and will return at a later date for their formal induction.

Since 1925, 226 acts have held Opry membership and 71 of those are currently active members. Beloved crooner Bill Anderson is the longest-serving active member, as well as the longest-serving member in the show's history, with his induction dating back to 1961.

Similarly, country darling Jeannie Seely has earned the title of the show's most frequent performer, notching over 5,300 appearances since her 1967 induction.

At present, Scotty McCreery and T Graham Brown are the most recent invitees, with McCreery receiving his coveted invitation from the legendary Garth Brooks in December 2023. Brown, meanwhile, was invited by beloved Opry member Vince Gill in February 2024.

With some of the most beloved entertainers and biggest names in the genre among its ranks, here is Holler's full list of Opry members.

T Graham Brown

Induction Date: TBA

Invited By: Vince Gill

Inducted By: TBA

Scotty McCreery

Induction Date: TBA

Invited By: Garth Brooks

Inducted By: TBA

Jon Pardi

Induction Date: October 24, 2023

Invited By: Alan Jackson

Inducted By: Garth Brooks

Sara Evans

Induction Date: October 7, 2023

Invited By: Bill Anderson

Inducted By: Crystal Gayle

Gary Mule Deer

Induction Date: March 10, 2023

Invited By: Marty Stuart

Inducted By: Vince Gill

Henry Cho

Induction Date: February 11, 2023

Invited By: Marty Stuart

Inducted By: Vince Gill

Ashley McBryde

Induction Date: December 10, 2022

Invited By: Garth Brooks

Inducted By: Terri Clark

Don Schlitz

Induction Date: August 30, 2022

Invited By: Vince Gill

Inducted By: Vince Gill

Charlie McCoy

Induction Date: July 13, 2022

Invited By: Vince Gill

Inducted By: Larry Gatlin

Jamey Johnson

Induction Date: May 14, 2022

Invited By: Bill Anderson

Inducted By: Bill Anderson

Lauren Alaina

Induction Date: February 12, 2022

Invited By: Trisha Yearwood

Inducted By: Trisha Yearwood

Mandy Barnett

Induction Date: November 2, 2021

Invited By: Connie Smith

Inducted By: Marty Stuart

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The Isaacs

Induction Date: September 14, 2021

Invited By: Ricky Skaggs

Inducted By: Ricky Skaggs and The Whites

Carly Pearce

Induction Date: August 3, 2021

Invited By: Dolly Parton

Inducted By: Trisha Yearwood

Rhonda Vincent

Induction Date: February 6, 2021

Invited By: Jeannie Seely

Inducted By: Dierks Bentley

Lady A

Induction Date: January 21, 2021

Invited By: Darius Rucker

Inducted By: Darius Rucker

Gene Watson

Induction Date: February 7, 2020

Invited By: Vince Gill

Inducted By: Steve Wariner

Luke Combs

Induction Date: July 16, 2019

Invited By: John Conlee, Chris Janson and Craig Morgan

Inducted By: Vince Gill and Joe Diffie

Kelsea Ballerini

Induction Date: April 16, 2019

Invited By: Little Big Town

Inducted By: Carrie Underwood

Mark Wills

Induction Date: January 11, 2019

Invited By: Vince Gill

Inducted By: Craig Morgan

Dustin Lynch

Induction Date: September 18, 2018

Invited By: Trace Adkins

Inducted By: Reba McEntire

Bobby Bare

Induction Date: April 7, 2018

Invited By: Garth Brooks

Inducted By: Garth Brooks

NOTE: Bobby Bare was originally inducted in 1964, but his membership lapsed in 1974

Chris Janson

Induction Date: March 20, 2018

Invited By: Keith Urban

Inducted By: Garth Brooks

Chris Young

Induction Date: October 17, 2017

Invited By: Vince Gill

Inducted By: Brad Paisley

Dailey & Vincent

Induction Date: December 29, 2007

Invited By: Marty Stuart

Inducted By: Old Crow Medicine Show and Jeannie Seely

Crystal Gayle

Induction Date: January 21, 2017

Invited By: Carrie Underwood

Inducted By: Loretta Lynn

Little Big Town

Induction Date: May 21, 1999

Invited By: Reba McEntire

Inducted By: Vince Gill

Old Crow Medicine Show

Induction Date: January 13, 2001

Invited By: Marty Stuart

Inducted By: Dierks Bentley and Marty Stuart

Darius Rucker

Induction Date: October 16, 2012

Invited By: Brad Paisley

Inducted By: Vince Gill

Keith Urban

Induction Date: April 21, 2012

Invited By: Vince Gill

Inducted By: Trace Adkins and Josh Turner

Rascal Flatts

Induction Date: October 8, 2011

Invited By: Vince Gill

Inducted By: Little Jimmy Dickens

The Oak Ridge Boys

Induction Date: August 6, 2011

Invited By: Little Jimmy Dickens

Inducted By: Little Jimmy Dickens

Blake Shelton

Induction Date: October 23, 2010

Invited By: Trace Adkins

Inducted By: Trace Adkins

Montgomery Gentry

Induction Date: June 23, 2009

Invited By: Charlie Daniels

Inducted By: Little Jimmy Dickens and Marty Stuart

Craig Morgan

Induction Date: October 25, 2008

Invited By: John Conlee

Inducted By: John Conlee

Carrie Underwood

Induction Date: May 10, 2008

Invited By: Randy Travis

Inducted By: Garth Brooks

Charlie Daniels

Induction Date: January 19, 2008

Invited By: Martina McBride

Inducted By: Marty Stuart and Connie Smith

Josh Turner

Induction Date: October 27, 2007

Invited By: Roy Clark

Inducted By: Vince Gill

Mel Tillis

Induction Date: June 9, 2007

Invited By: Bill Anderson

Inducted By: Pam Tillis

Dierks Bentley

Induction Date: October 1, 2005

Invited By: Marty Stuart

Inducted By: Marty Stuart

Terri Clark

Induction Date: June 12, 2004

Invited By: Steve Wariner and Linda Clark

Del McCoury

Induction Date: October 25, 2003

Invited By: Ricky Skaggs and Sonny Osborne

Trace Adkins

Induction Date: August 23, 2003

Invited By: Little Jimmy Dickens

Inducted By: Ronnie Milsap and Lorrie Morgan

Brad Paisley

Induction Date: February 17, 2001

Invited By: Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely, and Little Jimmy Dickens

Inducted By: Steve Wariner

Pam Tillis

Induction Date: August 26, 2020

Invited By: Little Jimmy Dickens

Inducted By: Marty Stuart

Trisha Yearwood

Induction Date: March 13, 1999

Invited By: Ricky Skaggs

Inducted By: Porter Wagoner

Diamond Rio

Induction Date: April 18, 1998

Invited By: Bob Whittaker

Inducted By: Little Jimmy Dickens

Johnny Paycheck

Induction Date: 1997

Invited By: Bob Whittaker

Inducted By: Porter Wagoner and Johnny Russell

Steve Wariner

Induction Date: May 11, 1996

Invited By: Bob Whittaker

Martina McBride

Induction Date: November 30, 1995

Inducted By: Loretta Lynn

Hal Ketchum

Induction Date: January 22, 1994

Inducted By: Little Jimmy Dickens

Joe Diffie

Induction Date: November 27, 1993

Alison Krauss

Induction Date: July 3, 1993

Inducted By: Garth Brooks

Charley Pride

Induction Date: May 1, 1993

Inducted By: Jimmy C. Newman

Marty Stuart

Induction Date: November 28, 1992

Travis Tritt

Induction Date: February 29, 1992

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Emmylou Harris

Induction Date: January 25, 1992

Vince Gill

Induction Date: August 10, 1991

Inducted By: Roy Acuff

Alan Jackson

Induction Date: June 7, 1991

Inducted By: Roy Acuff and Randy Travis

Clint Black

Induction Date: January 10, 1991

Inducted By: Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

Induction Date: October 6, 1990

Inducted By: Johnny Russell

Mike Snider

Induction Date: June 2, 1990

Inducted By: Minnie Pearl

Holly Dunn

Induction Date: October 14, 1989

Keith Whitley

Induction Date: May 1989

Patty Loveless

Induction Date: June 11, 1988

Rick Van Shelton

Induction Date: June 10, 1988

Roy Clark

Induction Date: August 22, 1987

Randy Travis

Induction Date: December 20, 1986

Reba McEntire

Induction Date: January 17, 1986

Mel McDaniel

Induction Date: January 11, 1986

Johnny Russell

Induction Date: July 6, 1985

Lorrie Morgan

Induction Date: June 9, 1984

The Whites

Induction Date: March 2, 1984

Riders in the Sky

Induction Date: June 19, 1982

Ricky Skaggs

Induction Date: May 15, 1982

B.J. Thomas

Induction Date: August 7, 1981

Boxcar Willie

Induction Date: February 21, 1981

John Conlee

Induction Date: February 7, 1981

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers

Induction Date: December 25, 1976

Don Williams

Induction Date: April 23, 1976

Ronnie Milsap

Induction Date: February 6, 1976

Jerry Clower

Induction Date: October 27, 1973

Jeanne Pruett

Induction Date: July 21, 1973

David Houston

Induction Date: August 12, 1972

Barbara Mandrell

Induction Date: July 29, 1972

Freddie Hart

Induction Date: October 16, 1971

Jan Howard

Induction Date: March 27, 1971

Tom T. Hall

Induction Date: January 1, 1971

Tammy Wynette

Induction Date: January 4, 1969

Dolly Parton

Induction Date: January 4, 1969

Jack Greene

Induction Date: December 27, 1967

Jeannie Seely

Induction Date: September 16, 1967

Charlie Walker

Induction Date: August 19, 1967

Stu Phillips

Induction Date: June 1, 1967

The Four Guys

Induction Date: April 22, 1967

Del Reeves

Induction Date: October 14, 1966

Ray Pillow

Induction Date: April 30, 1966

Bob Luman

Induction Date: September 18, 1965

Connie Smith

Induction Date: August 21, 1965

Tex Ritter

Induction Date: June 12, 1965

Norma Jean

Induction Date: January 9, 1965

Willie Nelson

Induction Date: November 28, 1964

Dottie West

Induction Date: August 8, 1964

The Osborne Brothers

Induction Date: August 8, 1964

Ernie Ashworth

Induction Date: March 7, 1964

Jim & Jesse

Induction Date: March 2, 1964

The Browns

Induction Date: August 17, 1963

Marion Worth

Induction Date: 1963

Sonny James

Induction Date: October 27, 1962

Leroy Van Dyke

Induction Date: October 20, 1962

Loretta Lynn

Induction Date: September 25, 1962

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Bill Anderson

Induction Date: July 15, 1961

Hank Locklin

Induction Date: November 12, 1960

George Hamilton IV

Induction Date: February 6, 1960

Patsy Cline

Induction Date: January 9, 1960

Billy Walker

Induction Date: January 1, 1960

Bobby Lord

Induction Date: 1960

Tompall and the Glaser Brothers

Induction Date: 1960

Jimmy Driftwood

Induction Date: 1960

Skeeter Davis

Induction Date: August 4, 1959

Roy Drusky

Induction Date: June 13, 1959

Billy Grammer

Induction Date: February 27, 1959

Ben Smathers and the Stoney Mountain Cloggers

Induction Date: September 13, 1958

Don Gibson

Induction Date: May 20, 1958

Archie Campbell

Induction Date: 1958

Margie Bowes

Induction Date: 1958

The Everly Brothers

Induction Date: 1957

Rusty & Doug

Induction Date: May 18, 1957

Porter Wagoner

Induction Date: February 23, 1957

Wilma Lee Cooper

Induction Date: January 12, 1957

The Wilburn Brothers

Induction Date: November 10, 1956

Stonewall Jackson

Induction Date: November 3, 1956

Rose Maddox

Induction Date: September 29, 1956

George Jones

Induction Date: August 25, 1956

Jimmy C. Newman

Induction Date: August 4, 1956

Johnny Cash

Induction Date: July 7, 1956

Note: Cash was expelled in 1965, reinstated in 1968.

Jean Shepard

Induction Date: November 21, 1965

Slim Whitman

Induction Date: October 29, 1955

Jim Reeves

Induction Date: October 22, 1965

Justin Tubb

Induction Date: September 10, 1965

Hawkshaw Hawkins

Induction Date: June 1955

The Louvin Brothers

Induction Date: February 26, 1955

Note: Ira Louvin left the duo in 1963. Charlie Louvin held membership till his own death in 2011.

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs

Induction Date: January 1, 1955

Red Sovine

Induction Date: 1955

The Ladells

Induction Date: 1955

Faron Young

Induction Date:

Ferlin Husky

Induction Date: June 12, 1954

The Carlisles

Induction Date: November 14, 1953

Del Wood

Induction Date: November 13, 1953

Carl Butler

Induction Date: October 17, 1953

Goldie Hill

Induction Date: August 22, 1953

Marty Robbins

Induction Date: January 19, 1953

Webb Pierce

Induction Date: September 13, 1952

Opry Square Dancers

Induction Date: July 5, 1952

Note: Inducted as Ralph Sloan and his Tennessee Travelers, the opry took over the group in 2002, awarded it a unique membership status.

Martha Carson

Induction Date: April 26, 1952

Kitty Wells

Induction Date: 1952

Lefty Frizzell

Induction Date: July 21, 1951

Moon Mullican

Induction Date: 1951

Ray Price

Induction Date: 1951

The Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle

Induction Date: May 13, 1950
Note: Billed as Carter Family from 1960.

Carl Smith

Induction Date: April 29, 1950

Note: Gave up membership in 1956 following divorce from June Carter.

Hank Snow

Induction Date: January 1950

Inducted By: Ernest Tubb

Chet Atkins

Induction Date: 1950

Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys

Induction Date: June 11, 1949

Note: Had membership rescinded for drunkenness and missing shows on August 11, 1952.

Jordanaires

Induction Date: 1949

Note: Membership expired before 1998.

Little Jimmy Dickens

Induction Date: November 6, 1948

Note: Membership lapsed from 1957 to 1975.

George Morgan

Induction Date: September 25, 1948

Paul Howard and the Arkansas Cotton Pickers

Induction Date: 1947

Lonzo and Oscar

Induction Date: 1947

Red Foley

Induction Date: April 13, 1946

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Trisha Yearwood, Jeannie Seely & Carly Pearce at the Grand Ole Opry

Grandpa Jones

Induction Date: March 16, 1946

The Willis Brothers

Induction Date: 1946

Jimmy Wakely

Induction Date: September 29, 1945

Wally Fowler and The Oak Ridge Quintet

Induction Date: January 27, 1945

Bradley Kincaid

Induction Date: 1945

Lew Childre Sr.

Induction Date: 1945

David "Stringbean" Akeman

Induction Date: 1945

Rod Brasfield

Induction Date: July 15, 1944

The Poe Sisters

Induction Date: June 14, 1944

The DeZurik Sisters

Induction Year: 1944

The Bailes Brothers

Induction Year: 1944

Curley Williams

Induction Date: September 4, 1943

Ernest Tubb

Induction Date: February 13, 1943

Cowboy Copas

Induction Year: 1943

Eddy Arnold

Induction Year: 1943

John Daniel Quartet

Induction Year: 1942

The Duke of Paducah

Induction Year: 1942

Minnie Pearl

Induction Date: November 30, 1940

Old Hickory Singers

Induction Year: 1940

Milton Estes and his Musical Millers

Induction Year: 1940

Johnnie and Jack

Induction Year: 1940

Danny Dill

Induction Year: 1940

Bill Monroe

Induction Date: October 28, 1939

Jamup and Honey

Induction Date: January 7, 1939

Cousin Jody

Induction Year: 1938

Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys

Induction Date: February 9, 1938

Pee Wee King

Induction Date: June 27, 1937

Bob Wills

Induction Date: May 22, 1937

The Lakeland Sisters

Induction Date: January 23, 1937

Jack Shook and his Missouri Mountaineers

Induction Date: February 2, 1935

Sarie and Sally

Induction Date: January 26, 1935

Lee White

Induction Date: April 21, 1934

Robert Lunn

Induction Date: March 31, 1934

The Delmore Brothers

Induction Date: April 29, 1933

Zeke Clements

Induction Date: September 24, 1932

Curly Fox

Induction Date: September 24, 1932

Asher and Little Jimmy Sizemore

Induction Date: September 24, 1932

The Vagabonds

Induction Date: September 5, 1931

Nap and Dee

Induction Year: 1931

Hilltop Harmonizers

Induction Date: 1930

Ford Rush

Induction Year: 1930

Uncle Jo Mangrum and Fred Schriver

Induction Date: July 30, 1928

Ed Poplin and his Barn Dance Orchestra

Induction Date: April 21, 1928

Kitty Cora Cline

Induction Date: March 24, 1928

The Gully Jumpers

Induction Date: December 24, 1927

The Fruit Jar Drinkers

Induction Date: December 17, 1927

Arthur Smith

Induction Date: July 16, 1927

Theron Hale and his Daughters

Induction Date: November 13, 1926

Binkley Brothers' Dixie Clodhoppers

Induction Date: October 30, 1926

Sid Harkreader

Induction Date: July 24, 1926

The Crook Brothers

Induction Date: July 24, 1926

Deford Bailey

Induction Date: June 19, 1926

The Pikard Family

Induction Date: May 8, 1926

Uncle Dave Macon

Induction Date: April 17

Mazy Todd

Induction Date: April 3, 1926

The McGee Brothers

Induction Year: 1926

Henry Bandy

Induction Date: March 13, 1926

Humphrey Bate

Induction Date: January 2, 1926

Uncle Jimmy Thompson

Induction Date: November 28, 1925

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