Barry Gibb to make debut at Grand Ole Opry

Barry Gibb performs at the Sound Relief concert at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 14, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.
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(CBS News) Barry Gibb will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday in Nashville.

The 65-year-old Bee Gees singer said he's looking forward to the performance.

"I have dreamed of performing on the hallowed stage of the Opry since I was 12 years old, so this is a dream come true for me," he said in a statement. "There is no greater honor."

Gibb has some ties to Nashville and country stars, as the Bee Gees wrote the song, "Islands in the Stream," which went on to become a hit for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in 1983.

The Grand Ole Opry performance comes a couple of months after the death of Gibb's brother, Robin Gibb, who succumbed to cancer in May at age 62. Their brother, Maurice Gibb -- also a Bee Gee -- died in 2003 at 53.

Last month, the only surviving Bee Gees member remembered his brothers in a heartfelt tweet:

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