Grand Ole Opry asks Carrie Underwood to join
COUNTRY STANDARD TIME
HomeNewsInterviewsCD ReleasesCD ReviewsConcertsArtistsArchive
 

Grand Ole Opry asks Carrie Underwood to join

Saturday, March 15, 2008 – Carrie Underwood was invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry Saturday during a sold out show. Underwood will be formally inducted May 10.

During Opry Live on GAC (Great American Country), Underwood sang "I Told You So," a cut from her latest album, "Carnival Ride," originally written and recorded by Opry member Randy Travis. As Underwood accepted a standing ovation from the crowd, Travis, himself, surprised her on stage. Hugging a shocked and emotional Underwood, Travis said, "That's a better performance than I will ever do of that song. Thank you. I'm honored."

Travis went on to congratulate the artist who is on top of the charts this week with her single "All-American Girl" on having celebrated her 25th birthday earlier in the week. "To end your birthday week, I was asked by the management here at the Grand Ole Opry to come out here and ask you if you would like to be their next member," he said.

"Let me think about it," Underwood said jokingly, before immediately responding "yes!" wiping tears from her eyes. After regaining her composure, Underwood said to the crowd before launching into her song "Crazy Dreams," "This is one of the best nights of my life, and it's certainly something I'll never forget. And I'm glad each and every one of you were here to share it with me. This has been absolutely amazing."

Underwood made her Grand Ole Opry performance debut on June 10, 2005, two weeks after winning American Idol. As a child, Underwood watched and listened to the Opry.

"It is with great excitement that we invite Carrie to become the Opry's newest member," said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. "Since her debut nearly three years ago, Carrie has not only created many memorable Opry moments with her numerous appearances and extraordinary talents, but she has also shown us that she shares a heartfelt connection and a commitment to country music and its rich legacy. We look forward to May 10 when she will be formally welcomed as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.


More news for Carrie Underwood


CD reviews for Carrie Underwood

CD review - My Savior Carrie Underwood's gospel music album may not be traditional in the sense that she sings these songs the same way she heard them as a child growing up. However, on the traditional/modern country music spectrum, this album leans closer to traditional country music than just about anything Underwood's recorded. Underwood always sings well, no matter how her songs are arranged, but it's a true treat to hear that voice without much of the big production that usually accompanies it. ...
CD review - My Gift It makes logical sense that Carrie Underwood, arguably mainstream country music's best pure vocalist, would make a Christmas album. And make no mistake about it, this is a 'Christmas' album, as opposed to a 'holiday' release. These 11 tracks are nearly all spiritual in nature. Therefore, you won't hear about Santa, reindeer or even toys under the tree. The only truly secular track is "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," which is not – by a long ...
CD review - Cry Pretty Carrie Underwood's life was reading straight from the storybooks: one of the few American Idol Winners with ongoing success; a professional athlete for a husband; a beautiful baby boy. The string of great fortune turned sharply in 2017, when Underwood began the unfathomable experience of three consecutive lost pregnancies. This was atop a frightening fall at her home that ended with her face in nearly 50 stitches. Sharing these moments with her fans makes the beamingly-beautiful singer ...


©Country Standard Time • Jeffrey B. Remz, editor & publisher • countrystandardtime@gmail.com
AboutCopyrightNewsletterOur sister publication Standard Time
Subscribe to Country Music News Country News   Subscribe to Country Music CD Reviews CD Reviews   Follow us on  Twitter    Instagram    Facebook