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On March 13, 1999, country icon Trisha Yearwood made her way across the Grand Ole Opry stage to accept a huge honor: Opry membership.
The Georgia native had a passion for singing from a very young age. But it all changed when she was 16 and Yearwood talked her parents into a family trip to Nashville.
While on vacation in the country music capitol, Yearwood watched her idols sing on the Grand Ole Opry stage, and her dreams became clear: she wanted to sing on that stage.
In 1991, after signing with MCA Records, Yearwood released her debut single, "She's in Love with the Boy," a song that would quickly climb the charts and become the signature song of her career.
Following her success, Yearwood released a string of No. 1 hit songs, and her hard work was noticed by none other than the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1999 her dreams became a reality when Ricky Skaggs invited her to join the Opry, and Porter Wagoner inducted her.
Yearwood took the stage by storm that night, making it clear she deserved the honor, as she sang a jaw-dropping rendition of Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams."
A proud Yearwood said of her new membership, "I've done a lot of things in my life, so far, but this night takes the cake."
Since that incredible night in March of 1999, Yearwood has regularly dazzled the Opry audience. Below are a few of our favorite Trisha Yearwood Opry moments.
In 2006, the country star wowed the crowd with a fun performance of the iconic song that made her famous, "She's in Love with the Boy."
In 2007, Yearwood performed an Opry regular. She played the song because it "talks about playing on this very piece wood right here." And with that, she began!
A classic! In a stunning performance, Yearwood belted out "How Do I Live," a song that can't help but tug at your heartstrings.
Congrats to Trisha Yearwood on another well-deserved year as an Opry member!
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