The Biggest Country Stars NOT in the Grand Ole Opry

If you hadn't heard, Lainey Wilson just got an invite to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry.  Reba McEntire did the honors. Lainey is reigning Entertainer of the Year and she's only 32 years old!

That got me wondering, what are the biggest country stars that are NOT in the Grand Ole Opry? Some of these names might shock you.

Here are the biggest names not inducted into the Grand Ole Opry:


1.  George Strait. Wait, what? George actually received an invitation but turned it down. There are no hard feelings, but Opry members are expected to perform in house a few times a year. And George would just rather stay in Texas.


2.  Chris Stapleton. He made his Opry debut in 2013, before anyone knew his name. But at this point, they'd better give him an invite soon, because he might have the best voice of ANYONE in country music.


3.  Eric Church. It's strange to realize that all your favorite country musicians are NOT members of the Grand Ole Opry.


4.  Faith Hill. If she wasn't inducted after "Breathe", who knows if she ever will?


5.  Tim McGraw. And Faith's hubby isn't in either. 


6.  Luke BryanJason Aldean isn't in either.


7.  Miranda Lambert. This is another surprise omission. 


8.  Morgan Wallen.  


9.  Hank Williams Jr. 


(What name were you most surprised by? You can check out the full list, here.)

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