Singer CARRIE UNDERWOOD is the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry after
joining the country music mecca this weekend (begs10May08).
Underwood, 25, was formally inducted into the cast of the long-running music
show on Saturday (10May08), when she was presented with an induction award – a
14-inch bronze replica of an Opry mic stand – from fellow Opry member Garth
Brooks. She also sang a duet with country star Vince Gill.
Fighting back tears, she told the crowd: “This really seems like a great
family to be part of. I promise I’ll do everything I possibly can to not make
you regret it.”
Since winning American Idol in 2005, Underwood has scored six consecutive
number ones on the U.S. country singles chart and sold 7 million copies of her
debut album Some Hearts.