Watch Josh Turner Surprise Drew Baldridge at His Grand Ole Opry Debut
While making his Opry debut on June 15, Baldridge was surprised by one of his country music heroes, Turner, onstage. As the up-and-coming artist explained to his Opry audience, his mother bought him tickets to see Turner at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon for his 18th birthday ... and it was at that show, in the front row, that Baldridge decided to move to Nashville and give the music thing a try.
Baldridge tells the crowd that, to pay his respects to Turner's influence on his career, he chose to perform "Your Man" as part of his Grand Ole Opry debut; however, by the end of the song, Baldridge isn't the only country artist onstage. Readers can press play on the video above to watch the special moment.
"All the history that’s there, all the greats that have been on that stage, you kinda get up there and stand in that circle and wonder, ‘Man, do I really deserve to be here?'” Baldridge told The Boot prior to his Opry debut. “And, you know, it’s nerve-wracking, but it’s very self-gratifying to think, ‘Wow, I’ve finally made it this far. I can’t believe I’m here’ … It’s very awesome and very scary at the same time.”
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