Saturday night (March 25) marked Carrie Underwood’s 100th Grand Ole Opry performance! And the organization went all out to celebrate.
No matter how big a country music star Carrie has become, she continues to take her Opry membership seriously, appearing on the hallowed radio program several times a year since she became a member on March 10 2008. The Season 4 American Idol winner made her Opry debut on June 10, 2005, less than two weeks after winning. She was invited to join the Opry by Randy Travis and inducted by Garth Brooks.
Here’s Carrie being presented with 100 roses for 100 performances. Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Connie Smith introduced Carrie during Saturday’s first show.
“Opry fans, all of us Opry members, and the entire Opry family are excited when you come home to the Opry stage,” Smith said to Carrie. “Even when you’ve been on the road more than 200 days a year, you’ve always come back to the Opry. That tells me you love us, and we love you right back.”
“I grew up dreaming of one day performing here and maybe even becoming a member. That dream comes true over and over each time I take the Opry stage,” Carrie said. “Here’s to the next 100!”
Sang gurl, sang!
Yummy cupcakes to celebrate, from the Ivy Cake store, run by Carrie’s pal.
Congratulations Carrie Underwood! The country superstar is on her way to becoming an Opry Icon.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) March 26, 2017