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Keith Urban: Star of the Grand Ole Opry

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The Grand Ole Opry made history tonight inducting its first Australian-born superstar.

Yes, we're talking about the Aussie turned Nashvillian - Keith Urban.

Urban was officially welcomed into that elite club tonight.

No one is really sure how many people have been official members of the Grand Ole Opry.  

It's an elite group of country stars and Urban was shocked and awed that he was asked to join up.

Being at the Opry is like being at the White House - so much tradition and history.

Remember, too, Urban is not an overnight success.

When he came to town, in 1989, like most he was rejected. But it looks like Keith Urban did find a place at the table after all.

Even wife Nicole Kidman was there. His babies are, he said, hopefully in bed.

Keith said his favorite Opry member was little Jimmy Dickens, but his overall favorite - his spiritual brother Vince Gill.

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