You really never know what's going to happen at the Opry. Chris Janson's induction was magical and full of surprises, on and off stage. The entire Opry house, including Chris, lost their breath when Garth Brooks, in a white cowboy hat and dressed to the nines, stepped out to do the honors (video clip below).
And, just moments before that, as we were spending some time with Chris and his incredible wife Kelly in their dressing room, Chip Esten walked in with a HUGE arrangement of flowers in a vase that was stuffed with tiny bourbon bottles. "The flowers are for Kelly, the bourbon is for you." That man sure knows how to make an entrance. NOTE: We brought a cookie cake that said "Welcome to the Opry. SWEET." Chip wins!
The Janson's and Esten's are close. There was lots of kissing, bro-hugs, group hugs. It was awesome.
Later in the night, after celebrating with some cake, Chip and I went head to head in a "who can take a better selfie contest," where apparently we both look like goobers in action, but Chip wins by default because...well...he's CHIP.