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— kellie pickler (@kelliepickler) July 1, 2013
The Grand Ole Opry is a place where the elite come together and are accepted. Kellie Pickler, as you have seen in her tweet above, has mighty aspirations to be accepted by the organization.
The tweet itself is one that seems to beg a couple questions. The first one being, is this Kellie Pickler trying to pry her way into the Grand Ole Opry? The second one being, is this a good move for her to be making if she hopes to gain entry? If you are thinking this way, the answer might suprise you.
According to the Grand Ole Opry, one of the main reasons people are accepted is because they seek out acceptance by the elite group. This move is not a bad thing at all, in fact it shows the world that she has a good relationship with her fans, and if she gains support from her country music colleagues, that would be two more requirements that she will have met in order to be accepted into the Opry.
The Grand Ole Opry is full of mega stars in country music. Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Little Jimmy Dickens, they are all a part of the group. Carrie Underwood just had her fifth anniversary of being inducted. Since twitter is now a thing, it makes moves like this easy to make. All Kellie Pickler's followers can now see that she wants to be inducted, the question is, will it be enough to earn the invite?
According to the Grand Ole Opry's website, it takes a lot of heart and passion to earn an invite. Here is what their website says, I didn't write anything from the block quote below, it is from the website which you can view here:
"There's no magic formula, no secret code that grants access to one of the most coveted invitations in all of music.
The decision to increase the Opry's ranks is, and always has been, made exclusively by the show's management. The people who've been entrusted with the Opry's tradition and future direction take into account all the standards of success in country music-radio airplay, album and ticket sales, industry recognition-when considering an act for membership. The Opry considers career accomplishment, as well as the potential for continued success.
But the Opry doesn't simply pass out invitations to the biggest stars with the most hits. Opry management looks for a musical and a generational balance. Opry membership requires a passion for country music's fans, a connection to the music's history. And it requires commitment - even a willingness to make significant sacrifices to uphold that commitment. Often, the Opry seeks out those who seek out the Opry, though decisions aren't based on which artists appear most on the show, either.
The decision to bring a new act into the Opry fold is a two-pronged one, based on a combination of career accomplishment and commitment. But, really, it comes down to just one word: relationships. The relationships between performers and fans. The relationships Opry members have with each other, relationships that may last for decades. And, perhaps most importantly, the relationship between each artist and the ideal of the Grand Ole Opry.
New members guarantee the future success of the Opry. Yesterday's bright young talents have now become legends. And today's superstars will become icons to future generations. All new members add another chapter to the Opry story, and their commitments, their relationships, have made the Opry endure for 80 years strong."
After reading all of that, what do you think of Kellie Pickler and her chances of inception into the Opry? Do you think she has a good chance at getting in? It does say that invitations are often given to those who seek out the opry. Let us know what your opinion is in the comments below! We cannot wait to hear about it!