Blake And His Mentor Return To The Opry For Fifth Anniversary Celebration

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Blake Shelton celebrates his fifth year as an Opry member and you’ll never guess who made a surprise appearance! 

In 2010 following a performance of “Hillbilly Bone”, Shelton was invited by Trace Adkins to officially join the Grand Ole Opry. Only about a month later, during his induction, you would see him anchoring his placard among other timeless country classics with giant grin! 

As Shelton appeared on the Opry show to celebrate his fifth anniversary, surprise guest Trace Adkins presented him with a classic gift: a bottle of whiskey. 

“I can’t believe I have my own bottle of whiskey! I should keep that. How am I not gonna open that?”

The duo then performed their signature duet from five years ago for an excited crowd: Hillbilly Bone. 

Check out Shelton’s Opry invitation and induction in the videos below! 

Congrats, Blake!  


Photo Credit: Chris Hollo

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