The country star made a moving speech in honor of an artist as well as the platform.
As reported in an article published by Classic Country Music, Garth Brooks made a rare appearance at the Grand Ole Opry House on Tuesday night, March 20, 2018, in honor of artist Chris Janson.
The night was dedicated to the induction of Janson at the Grand Ole Opry. Everytime an artist is inducted into the Opry, an existing member takes charge to induct them.
Brooks had taken charge to welcome Janson to the Opry this time and stunned the crowd as well as Janson alike. Brooks himself was inducted into the Opry in 1990 and the platform has made quite an impact on him.
Brooks was invited to join the esteemed club just one year after the release of his debut studio album. The Opry showed a tremendous amount of faith in Brooks by giving him the honor so early in his career.
Brooks too made the faith in him count as he won numerous Entertainer of the Year awards and had record ticket sales all over the nation.
Due to his busy schedule, it was unexpected for Brooks to appear at the Opry. His appearance triggered a huge roar from the crowd as the winner of six CMA Entertainer of the Year winner took his hat off and raised it to Janson.
Janson, who was clearly stunned to see the iconic performer, reached out to him and shared a heartwarming hug. As the roar subsided, Brooks started giving his speech with misty eyes and shared the importance of the Opry.
“Family’s a great name for this place. Another great name for this place I heard is the church. That’s what it’s all about. Because if any time you’re at your lowest, these people are gonna be there for you.”
Garth Brooks, Grand Ole Opry, March 20, 2018
Brooks and Janson shared a heartwarming hug before Brooks departed and let Janson take the center stage.