Joined by his 7-year-old nephew Joe, the son of Green’s sister Casey and the youngest of Green’s five nieces and nephews, the country superstar performed his chart-topping hit, “There Was This Girl.”
“If y’all don’t mind, I’m going to have my nephew, whose never been in the Grand Ole Opry, help me sing this song one time,” Green told the capacity crowd at the iconic venue as he welcomed his nephew to join him in the Opry circle. “This is my buddy Joe right here.”
“I used to build houses for a living in Northeast Alabama, and now I got songs on the radio. This is my first No. 1 and my first Gold record, a song I wrote called ‘There Was This Girl,'” Green added before going into his performance alongside his young nephew.
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As Green ended his performance of the popular tune, he fist-bumped his nephew after letting him sing the ending of the track.
Following his performance, the country hitmaker thanked the crowd for making the song his first-ever hit single.
“Thank y’all so much for making this my first No. 1 in country music,” Green gushed.
In addition to performing “There Was This Girl,” Green also performed “If It Wasn’t For Trucks” and his fan-favorite Platinum hit, “I Wish Grandpas Never Died.”
Co-written by Green alongside Erik Dylan, “There Was This Girl” was produced by Dan Huff and served as the Alabama native’s debut single from his debut studio album, Different ‘Round Here.
Don Schlitz, Rhonda Vincent and Yola also performed on Saturday (Oct. 2) evening Opry broadcast as iHeartRadio personality Bobby Bones hosted the show.
Green loves being an uncle and has taken his young nephew on hunting and fishing trips with him and documented it along the way throughout Instagram. See some of their hunting photos below.