Carrie Underwood Unveils Plans To Celebrate 15th Opry Anniversary

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An Invite Artists Dream About

Carrie Underwood was performing at the Grand Ole Opry on March 15, 2008 when she got the surprise of a lifetime. Randy Travis strolled out on stage to extend an invitation every country artist dreams about.

He asked if she’d like to become an official member of the Grand Ole Opry. Underwood started to cry immediately after Travis asked her that life-changing question.

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Of course, Underwood said yes! She was officially inducted into the Opry about two months later, on May 10, 2008.

Garth Brooks was on hand to welcome Underwood into the Opry family. Underwood also performed “Jesus Take the Wheel” with Vince Gill during the show.

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15 Years Later…

It’s hard to believe, but 15 years have passed since Underwood became an Opry member. She recently unveiled her plans to celebrate this milestone anniversary in her life.

As announced by the Opry, Underwood is celebrating her anniversary with TWO shows on May 13. The Opry said fans “don’t want to miss” these special performances.

Tickets are available for purchase on the Opry’s website.

 

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How Much This Means To Carrie

Underwood has always felt honored to be an Opry member, and takes her role seriously. As she told PEOPLE in 2021:

“In a world where everything moves so quickly and we are so used to instant gratification, the Opry is a beautiful piece of our history as country artists that we must continue to honor and cherish.”

She recalled the first time she ever performed in the circle, saying, “Stepping onto that stage is nothing short of magical.

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You can watch one of Underwood’s magical performances from one of her most recent Opry appearances below. It shows her singing one of her newest songs, “Hate My Heart.”

We can’t wait to hear what she sings during her anniversary shows!

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