Mark Will has been asked to join The Grand Ole Opry. On Friday night, Vince Gill invited him out on stage, as the two were planning to sing together, and that’s when he surprised Mark with the invitation. Vince said to the audience, “That boy has been the greatest supporter and greatest proponent of what this Opry stands for, these people,” Mark, who started playing the Opry shortly after his debut single “Jacob’s Ladder” was released in 1996, was so caught off guard, he dropped to his knees at center stage. Mark’s official induction night is set for January 11th.
Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are getting married. The country singers announced on Saturday night that Michael popped the question to Carly during their romantic getaway in Mexico. “Dec 19, 2018, My life forever changed for the better,” Michael wrote on Instagram. “I got down on one knee in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and looked into the eyes of the most beautiful soul I have ever known and asked her to be my wife!!” Michael and Carly first went public with their relationship only five months ago.
“American Idol” judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan decided to do a little Secret Santa gift exchange this year – with hilarious results. In a video of the gift exchange posted on “American Idol’s” socials, Katy is the first one to bestow her present. She got Luke as her “giftee” and she jokes that it wasn’t easy to shop for him because, she says, “Your personality is kinda bland and you don’t have any hobbies.” Luke unwraps the gift to reveal a game of Toilet Fishing. “It’s basically, like, the two things that epitomize you the most,” Katy tells him. “Fishing and toilet jokes.” Luke’s Secret Santa gift to Lionel is a poop emoji toilet plunger and bathroom air freshener. Katy ended up with the best gift of the three: a snack tower from Lionel filled with all her favorite sweet and savory snacks.