Last night, Carrie Underwood was surprised to be invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. The invitation was extended by Randy Travis, in a touching exchange, after she finished singing his song, “I Told You So”, which can be found on her latest album, Carnival Ride.
While this invitation will surprise many people, it cannot be denied that she possesses a genuine reverence for country music and the Grand Ole Opry in particular. This will be an exciting addition to the Grand Ole Opry family and her mass appeal will surely help to elevate its profile. Likewise, her induction to the Grand Ole Opry should help to dispel some of the questions that people have regarding her dedication to the genre.
So, congratulations to Carrie Underwood! Surely, this is the best way for Carrie to conclude her birthday week.
She will be officially inducted on May 10.
Update: Here’s the video of her surprise invitation.