Brad Paisley surprised the audience during his April 12 performance by bringing out music legend John Fogerty for his Grand Ole Opry debut.
Although he’s had lots of success with both his band Creedence Clearwater Revival and as a solo artist, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member had never managed to make it to country music’s most legendary stage. After a quick introduction, Paisley and Fogerty slide straight into the music, barreling through CCR’s “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” and Fogerty’s 1985 solo hit, “Centerfield.”
According to MusicRow, the two shared a moment between songs “I do want to tell you what an honor it is to be standing here,” Fogerty said thankfully. Paisley, filled with joy over the once-ina-lifetime collaboration, responded with a smile. “The honor is ours.”
After exiting the stage, the two superstars were ushered back for an encore. “Do you know any more songs?” Paisley joked before moving into an energetic rendition of “Proud Mary.” It was one of those unforgettable moments that could only happen at the Opry stage, and one that neither artist will soon forget.
Click below to see Brad Paisley introduce John Fogerty for his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.