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Carrie Underwood Celebrates 15 Years As Opry Member


Last weekend, Carrie Underwood celebrated her 15th Anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. She first performed there just two weeks after winning American Idol and says it’s always exciting to be there: “It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years that I have been a member of the Grand Ole Opry, but it has always been just something that’s meant so much to me. I feel like I’ve been very blessed to take a part in a lot of awards shows and things like that over the years, but kind of having THIS thing in my career that I feel like I was able to accomplish is just one of the most important things that I think I have ever done. I love the Opry. I love the family. I love that it signifies being a part of country music, and the Mother Church and we do so for very good reason. It is like going to church and you can pay your respects to those that came before, those that are playing now and whoever’s going to come later on. So, it’s just a really cool thing just being able to be a part of that family. I always love going to the shows, and you never know who’s going to be on stage and you hear a lot of people doing what they love. It’s like singing in your living room. It’s very comfortable and relaxed and very sweet.” :58 (OC: …very sweet)