As a child growing up in Oklahoma, Carrie Underwood watched the Grand Ole Opry on television at her grandparents’ house. Just three years into her country music career, childhood hero Randy Travis surprised Carrie with a Grand Ole Opry invitation at a performance in March 2008. Less than two months later on May 10, 2008, fellow Okie Garth Brooks inducted her into the esteemed organization.
On May 11, 2018, Carrie celebrated her 10th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by treating fans in attendance to a rendition of her new single, “Cry Pretty,” which is currently No. 12 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 15 weeks.
“Ten years have flown by,” said Carrie. “I knew from the moment God blessed me and let me sing country music that I wanted to be a part of this place. Thank you for being here.”
Watch Carrie’s Opry performance below.
photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com