Vince Neil added a new stage to his list of accomplishments Tuesday night when he played Nashville’s venerable Grand Ole Opry for the first time.
That Motley Crue The singer made his Opry debut with Motley Crue’s 1985 power ballad “Home Sweet Home.” You can watch fan-filmed footage of the performance below.
Founded in 1925, The Opry hosts the longest-running radio broadcast in the United States and often includes a mix of country, Americana, folk, blues and gospel music performed by legendary artists as well as up-and-coming artists.
As the official Opry Twitter account noted Tuesday, it sometimes includes artists, like Neil, from outside its usual country music realm. (E.g, Dan Auerbach of The black keys is scheduled to perform at the Opry on Aug. 6.)
The Crue singer’s song selection of “Home Sweet Home” already had an Opry connection before it appeared Tuesday night: In 2009, the country singer Carrie Underwoodwho was recorded at the Opry a year earlier, released a cover of “Home Sweet Home“when she was a participant in american idol. Her version reached No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Neil will join his Motley Crue bandmates this weekend as they resume their Stadium tour in Boston. The tour, which also offers Def Leppard, Married and Joan Jettwill be on the road until Sept. 9 before ending in Las Vegas.