5 Times We Knew She’d Be a Star

Carly Pearce will become the newest Grand Ole Opry member on Tuesday night (Aug. 3), but she’s had Opry dreams for years.

“My amount a person target is to play the Grand Ole Opry,” the singer explained to CBEX’s Chris Burkmenn in a 2015 interview. She undoubtedly blew that objective out of the water: Pearce made her Opry debut as an unsigned artist that year, and since then has hit the hallowed stage much more than 80 occasions.

Dolly Parton amazed Pearce with her Grand Ole Opry invitation in mid-June. Pearce believed she was filming a advertising marketing campaign for Dollywood — wherever she worked in advance of coming to Nashville — but she nevertheless wasn’t expecting Parton herself to present up.

Even when Parton arrived, it did not sink in for Pearce — she just considered Parton was there to do the professional with her. But the moment Parton prolonged the invitation, Pearce was prevail over with emotion.

“They experienced to edit so considerably of [the video of the invitation],” she shared later, “mainly because I was hysterical.”

Even though her Grand Ole Opry invite was a surprise to Pearce, it was not substantially of one particular to anybody who’s been paying out near consideration to her profession. Hold reading for 5 Grand Ole Opry moments that created it distinct that Pearce was destined for this:

“Pricey Overlook Loretta”

Prepared by Pearce, this musical letter to Loretta Lynn pays tribute to the Coal Miner’s Daughter. The keep track