Next Saturday night, George Hamilton IV will celebrate his 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. George officially joined on February 6, 1960. George will be on the Opry next Saturday night and he will also be a special guest on the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree. In addition, he will be at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Music Valley Drive from 3pm until 5pm on Saturday to visit with fans.
Yes, I will add a disclaimer. George did leave the Opry in 1971 and returned as a member in 1976. Much like Jimmy Dickens, the Opry considers the date that George originally joined the Opry as his official induction date.
Congratulations to George Hamilton IV.