Comedian Bill Murray Makes Surprise Appearance At The Opry

Actor and comedian Bill Murray made an unannounced visit to the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night (Sept. 25). Murray was not the only surprise guest. John Prine and Murray joined the SteelDrivers for a performance of Prine’s song “Paradise,” much to the crowd’s delight.

The Tennessean reported that Murray was spotted at the Nashville airport on Monday, helping travelers to their cars.

Murray and the SteelDrivers’ met in 2009, when they both appeared in the movie Get Low and have stayed in touch ever since.

Tuesday was also Tyler Rich’s Grand Ole Opry debut. On Twitter, the Rich shared a photo from the big night and said, “It was both mine and Bill Murray’s #opry debut tonight.”

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