NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vince Neil wowed country music fans this week as he performed for the first time at the Grand Ole Opry.
According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the Motley Crue rocker made his debut Tuesday at the iconic venue in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Hey, Vince Neil here making my Opry debut,” he said in a video shared on the Opry’s official Instagram account. “It’s pretty exciting, and I’m afraid. You know, this place will give you the shakes, that’s for sure.”
The video then showed the 61-year-old singer taking the stage and performing the Motley Crue hit “Home Sweet Home,” which has been covered by several artists, including country music star Carrie Underwood.
An audience member also recorded a video of the performance and shared it on YouTube, where it quickly made the rounds. As of early Thursday, it had been viewed more than 19,000 times.
After the performance, Neil received a standing ovation, the Opry wrote in its Instagram post.
The Opry also explained in a tweet that the heavy metal star’s appearance was part of “a long-standing tradition of inviting guest artists into the circle.”
Neil and the rest of Motley Crue will resume their tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on Friday in Boston, according to the tour’s official website.
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