On Tuesday night (April 2), The Black Crowes brought out country's own Lainey Wilson during the opening night of their Happiness Bastards Tour, which kicked off at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.

Wilson was able to perform not one, but two songs with the band. The Black Crowes have never featured another artist on one of their recorded songs, but plucked Wilson for a recent collaboration on "Wilted Rose."

It was no coincidence that the opening night of their tour happened in Music City. Wilson had no show booked for April 2, so it was an opening for the "Wildflowers and Wild Horses" singer to make an appearance.

Christopher Robinson, the lead singer of the Crowes, brought Wilson out to a delighted crowd, noting: "I guess if you're gonna play the Grand Ole Opry, you've gotta have a bonafide country superstar."

In video captured during the concert, you see Wilson chuckle a little bit as she grabs the microphone and shouts, "Y'all give it up for The Black Crowes, c'mon!"

They then proceed to play their collab, "Wilted Rose," for the first time for a live audience. Watch:

Wilson then joined The Black Crowes for a rendition of their hit song "She Talks to Angels."

This was a night full of rock 'n' roll and country music intertwined inside country's hallowed Opry.

Check out more pictures from opening night of The Black Crowes' Happiness Bastards Tour below.

Evan Paul is the host of Taste of Country Nights, a syndicated radio show heard on more than 130 country radio stations nationwide, every night from 7PM to midnight. He plays the best new country music and interviews today's top stars, like Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, + more! 

The Black Crowes 'Happiness Bastards' Tour Opening Night - Photos

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Wilson has spoken very little about Hodges, but she did share that she's not afraid to put him to work around her home in Nashville.

"I put him to work," Wilson told Taste of Country ahead of the 2023 CMA Awards. "Look, he's got a long list of things. I'm like, 'Take the trash out, mow the yard, do something with the flower beds, feed the dogs.'"

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