Carrie Underwood Becomes Opry's Newest Member
May 12, 2008 at 7:05 AM (PT)
ARISTA/NASHVILLE's CARRIE UNDERWOOD became the newest member of the GRAND OLE ORPY this past weekend (5/10) when she was officially inducted by fellow member and OKLAHOMA native GARTH BROOKS. When BROOKS presented the award he said, "Nothing will last as long or be more important than this award right here tonight. Congratulations."
UNDERWOOD made her first OPRY appearance in JUNE 2005, just two weeks after winning "American Idol." When she was handed the bronze and wood replica of the OPRY's vintage microphone she kissed the statue and said, "This is going to have a very special place in my awards case. I want to thank everybody at the OPRY for having me as part of your family because it is such a great family to be a part of. . it really means everything to me. I am so blessed."
UNDERWOOD's next appearance on the OPRY will be TUESDAY, JUNE 3rd when she joins MONTGOMERY GENTRY, The OAK RIDGE BOYS and LUKE BRYAN on the eve of the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL.