Country artists love saying the highlight of their career is joining the Grand Ole Opry. But according to LORRIE MORGAN, most of them aren't living up to their end of the bargain, which is a promise to perform there 24 times a year.
BLAKE SHELTON is one of the slackers and she tells Taste of Country that she'd like to put him over her knee. Quote, "He's gonna get a spanking.When I see him, it's over for him. 'Blake, you better look out, buddy.'"
She said the Opry does put out reminders, for what it's worth. Quote, "They send a letter that says, 'We are kind of demanding that you must be here so many times a year to continue your membership.'"
I'm sure the Opry would love to enforce that rule, but I also think they turn a blind eye. It's impossible for the bigger stars to get back there that often. Most of them tour for months at a time. And Blake has to be in Hollywood to sleep with GWEN STEFANI.
Plus, it was just last fall when the Opry fawned all over his five-year anniversary by presenting him with a "special" fifth of whiskey.