Vince Neil plays the Historic Grand Ole Opry for the first time

In a career now in its fifth decade, there are still a few “firsts” to be had Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil. One of those came on Tuesday night (August 2) in Nashville, when the singer was invited on stage for his first performance at The Great Ole Opry.

Originally hosting radio broadcasts from 1925, the legendary venue has welcomed some of country music’s biggest names for years. Over the years, the Opry has been held at the War Memorial Auditorium as well as the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, but a new purpose-built theater for the Grand Ole Opry opened in 2019.

As for Neil, he was welcomed on stage to perform with singer-songwriter Cherish Lee, who is the daughter of country legend Johnny Lee and Dallas actress Charlene Tilton. The Motley Crue vocalist was welcomed on stage with a glorious introduction, billed as an “international superstar, savvy businessman, warm-hearted philanthropist whose unmistakable voice has led the greatest rock songs of a generation.”

A visibly moved Vince Neil told the audience about his move to Tennessee 7 years ago, adding that some familiar faces were in the audience for this special moment. “This is a really relaxing place to be up here,” added the vocalist, who took in the moment while standing on the famous “circle” where many legends took the stage before him. Neil then sang one of Motley Crue’s biggest hits, “Home Sweet Home,” to the Opry crowd.

The Grand Ole Opry posted on their social media about Neil’s performance afterward, commenting, “The Opry has a long tradition of inviting guest artists into the circle and we were thrilled to continue that tradition with @thevinceneil tonight! Congratulations on your Opry debut!” Neil added his own tweet about the special moment, thanking Cherish Lee for being a part of it. You can catch a fan-shot video of Vince’s performance at the bottom of this post.

Motley Crue resumes the Stadium Tour later this week with Neil headlining shows in Boston, with Toronto, Buffalo and Pittsburgh next on the tour schedule. The Stadium Tour also features Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and opens for Classless Act. Get your tickets here.

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