Carly Pearce was scheduled to play the Grand Ole Opry last night, and upon the news of Loretta Lynn passing away at the age of 90, she posted this tweet:
She showed us all how to unapologetically tell the truth. One of the greatest there ever will be. I’ll be singing “Dear Miss Loretta” with a little extra love tonight at the @opry ♥️ Now she really is a Honky Tonk Angel ? #RIP pic.twitter.com/fiUNnTrlvZ— Carly Pearce (@carlypearce) October 4, 2022
During her set, Carly played a voicemail she had gotten from Loretta last year for the audience, then played her song "Dear Miss Loretta". Watching this I had goosebumps, some tears, and yes, the voicemail did make me smile, I can only imagine being in the audience! What a beautiful way to honor one of the Grand Ole Opry's most beloved and iconic members, Loretta Lynn.
Congratulations to Carly Pearce, the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry! She was inducted last night and Trisha Yearwood did the honors. Carly posted some pictures from the night to her social media pages:
She also recently announced her new album 29: Written In Stone, an extention of her previous EP, 29. The album will feature the original songs on the EP, plus 8 new ones including "Dear Miss Loretta" with Patty Loveless. The new album also includes a duet, that was also co-written with Ashley McBryde on a song called "Never Wanted To Be That Girl." Other artists with writer credits include Kelsea Ballerini, Brandy Clark and Old Dominion's Matthew Ramsey. The album is set for release on September 17th.
Jon Pardi recently played the Grand Ole Opry and sang his new single 'Ain't Always The Cowboy'...
Jon was just nominated for Album of the Year for Heartache Medication at this years CMA Awards. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 11th on ABC. Click here for a list of all of the nominees!
Runaway June performed their newest single "We Were Rich" during the Grand Ole Opry's Live Broadcast on Saturday (August 22). Watch it below!
Next up for the trio, they are writing for a new album and finishing up a Christmas album!
Darius Rucker performed his new single 'Beers and Sunshine' at the Grand Ole Opry this past Saturday (August 15). If you missed it, watch below!
30 years ago, Garth Brooks was a brand new artist in Nashville, he just released his debut single "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" in March, and his debut album in April. Then on this day, June 24, 1989, he made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry! He sang his debut single and "If Tomorrow Never Comes", which would end up being his first #1 hit. Of course, that was just the start of what would become an amazing career for Garth! He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry a little more than a year later on October 6, 1990. Since then, he's inducted other country artists, including Carrie Underwood and Chris Janson.
On Garth's page on the Grand Ole Opry website he states, "I've said it for the record a thousand times. I'll state it again a thousand times. This is the pinnacle of what I do. Nothing has ever touched being a member of the Grand Ole Opry."
First, we have to flashback to March 5th when Little Big Town invited Kelsea Ballerini to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. After Kelsea's performance, Little Big Town took to the stage to close out the show and invited her back on stage to sing "Girl Crush" with them. The lyrics changed just slightly at the end, watch the moment again below:
Second flashback is this past Tuesday (April 16) when Kelsea officially became the newest and youngest member of the Opry, being inducted by Carrie Underwood. Not only did Carrie officially introduce and induct her, but they sang a duet together. Check out their cover of this Trisha Yearwood classic, "Walkaway Joe"!
Congratulations again to Kelsea Ballerini, it is quite an honor and accomplishment to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry!
Tonight during Trending Tracks, we featured this bit of country music history for you! It was on this day sixteen years ago that Dierks Bentley made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry singing his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'" from his self titled debut album! This song was also his first #1 single reaching the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in September of 2003. Just two years later in 2005, Dierks was invited by Marty Stuart to join the Grand Ole Opry and he was inducted as a member on October 1st singing "Come A Little Closer" during the cerermony.
Take a look at Dierks' time with the Grand Ole Opry here!