NASHVILLE- A dreary, wet saturday morning was full of hope, praise and worship as more than 2500 Tennesseans attended the Gov-Elect Bill Lee Worship Service at the Grand Ole Opry. Bill Lee and Governor Bill Haslam waved at the crowd from the stage before retired NASCAR driver Darrell Waltrip took the stage who read a few scriptures and introduced Scott Hamilton, retired Olympic ice skater, and former Predators player Mike Fisher read scripture at the worship service.
Also in the crowd was Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael W. Smith.
Michael W. Smith performed at the service, along with Nicole C. Mullen, Calvin Nowell, Matthew West, Vanessa Campagna, Chris McClarney, Stu Garrard and Jim Daneker.
Nicole C. Mullen receievd a stading ovation ans she performed her rendition of “I Know that My Redeemer Lives.”
Steven Curtis Chapman gave the closing benediction.
No recordng allowed. A Bill Lee’s spokesman informed media just before the morning worship was scheduled to start, that video and audio recording were not allowed inside the Grand Ole Opry service.