Carrie Underwood Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

Carrie Underwood will be formally inducted as a Grand Ole Opry member during the May 10 performance of the long-running radio show. The American Idol winner received the invitation from Opry member Randy Travis during Saturday night’s (March 15) show after she sang Travis’ “I Told You So,” a song she recorded and released on her Carnival Ride album. In accepting the invitation, Underwood said, “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 first Opry appearance on June 10, 2005, just two weeks after winning the American Idol competition.