Darius Rucker set to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry tonight

During Darius Rucker's last performance at the Grand Ole Opry (October 2nd) he was formally invited to join the Opry membership by his friend and current Opry member Brad Paisley.

Darius fronted opoular rock band Hootie & The Blowfish but since going solo has drifted effortlessly into country music and has said he will be country "until they kick me out". After the invite earlier this month, the formal induction will go ahead tonight. Before inducting Darius, the Opry will have a live press conference and have a stream on their website at 7/8c (around 2am BST). American fans can see the induction live on Noteworthy at the Opry on GAC TV at 9/8c (around 3am BST) and fans from around the world can listen live at www.wsmonline.com. Darius will also be joined by such stars as Clint Black, Martina McBride and Vince Gill in the main Opry show.