The Opry has a long tradition of providing a platform for one-of-kind musical moments, and it happened again in April when Blake Shelton joined Country Music Hall of Fame members the Oak Ridge Boys for a surprise performance.
Blake wasn’t listed in the night’s star-studded lineup, which included Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Terri Clark, and Montgomery Gentry. So, when he walked out onstage it was a shocker for the audience.
In a black suit coat and button-down shirt, Blake wowed the audience with big hits like “Honey Bee” and “Ol’ Red.” He was a verse into the groovy, risqué “Doin’ It To Country Songs” before the Oaks made their way onto the stage to join him on the upbeat chorus. After repeating the catchy hook, the group segued into its signature smash, “Elvira,” with Blake’s assistance.
Blake is no stranger to surprising his loyal legion of fans. On June 8, during the annual CMA Music Festival, after delivering yet another performance on the Opry stage, he took to Twitter to let his fans know that he would be playing a few pop-up shows at local bars in the Nashville area.
Will Blake’s performance with the Oaks win your vote for Opry Moment of the Year at the Rare Country Awards? Voting begins Nov. 13 at RareCountryAwards.com and goes until Dec. 13. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert on Dec. 14.