CMA Award winner, Grammy nominee, and SiriusXM radio host of LIVE WIRE T. Graham Brown was surprised during his LIVE WIRE interview with Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Vince Gill with the ultimate invitation – to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. This invitation, as always, was a total surprise to T. Graham Brown, and no one could have pulled it off any better than Vince Gill. Watch the video here.

T. Graham Brown and Vince Gill

“I am still speechless,” beams Brown. “I have been playing the Grand Ole Opry since I got my record deal. Every time I step into that “circle,” I have to pinch myself. Thank you to Dan Rogers, Gina Keltner, and EVERYONE at the Grand Ole Opry for everything! This is such an honor, and I am so thankful to share it with my wife, Sheila Brown. She has been my rock since the beginning! I love you all, and God has been so good! I can’t thank Him enough.”

“T. Graham Brown feels like family every single time he walks through the backstage doors of the Grand Ole Opry House,” says Dan Rogers, Opry executive producer. “He adds a special spirit and a great performance to every Opry show he’s part of. It’s not lost on me that immediately after having been invited to join the Opry at the SiriusXM studios, within minutes, he was on the road to the Opry for yet another performance, adding to his 300+ count of Opry appearances.”

Brown is also excited to announce his “I Tell It Like It Used To Be” 2024 Tour. Serving as one of Brown’s most requested hits, “I Tell It Like It Used To Be” was his second national single and first Top 10 hit, reaching #7 on Billboard in 1985. While visiting towns across the country, fans will also hear favorites from throughout Brown’s career, including “Hell And High Water,” “I Wish I Could Hurt That Way Again,” “Brilliant Conversationalist,” “The Last Resort,” “Darlene,” “Come As You Were,” “If You Could Only See Me Now,” “Wine Into Water,” and more!

In 2024, he kicked off a busy schedule with a new tour, received an invitation to join the esteemed Grand Ole Opry, and is wrapping up work on his upcoming album, slated for release later this year!

Pictured above (L-R): Vince Gill, Opry’s Gina Keltner, T. Graham Brown, and Opry’s Dan Rogers.

Photo: Rachael Black for Grand Ole Opry

T. Graham Brown’s Upcoming Tour Dates With Additional Shows To Be Announced Soon:
MAR 02 – Song Of The Mountains at the Lincoln Theatre / Marion, Va.
APR 13 – Scotty’s Saloon / Richmond, Texas*
APR 19 – Hackberry Community Center / Hackberry, La.*
APR 26 – The Historic State Theater / Elizabethtown, Ky.
APR 27 – The Kentucky Opry / Benton, Ky.*
JUN 05 – TBA / Nashville, Tenn.
JUN 09 – TBA / Nashville, Tenn.
JUN 15 – Lincoln Jamboree / Hodgenville, Ky.
JUN 22 – Polk County Commerce Center / Livingston, Texas*
JUL 04 – Dade County Fair / Trenton, Ga.*
JUL 13 – Iconic Fest / Brainerd, Minn.
JUL 25 – Three Forks Ranch / Savory, Wyo.
AUG 06 – Nashville North U.S.A. / Fall Creek, Wis
AUG 17 – Old Dominion Barn Dance / Hopewell, Va.*
SEP 07 – Patriot Car & Tractor Show / Creal Springs, Ill.
SEP 28 – Salt Fest / Grand Saline, Texas
OCT 05 – Coyote Country Store / Gail, Texas
*Co-Headline with T.G. Sheppard

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About T. Graham Brown:
T. Graham Brown has recorded 15 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard charts. He has had multiple number-one hits in country, gospel, and blues. Brown’s voice is also recognized from his singing in advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, Disneyland, Almond Joy, Coca-Cola, Dodge Truck, Ford, Hardee’s, and many others, including the Taco Bell “Run For The Border” television spots. In early 2015, Brown released his latest Grammy-nominated album, Forever Changed, which featured collaborations with Vince Gill, Jason Crabb, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune, and more. In 2019, Brown became part of the SiriusXM family as host of LIVE WIRE with T. Graham Brown, airing monthly on Prime Country Channel 58. In 2020, Time Life partnered with T. Graham to reissue several of his classic albums and has recently released his latest album, Bare Bones. T. Graham Brown still actively tours throughout the year, including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry and television appearances such as Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion. Brown’s uniqueness has made him one of the day’s most beloved and iconic performers.

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