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Carly Pearce was officially inducted as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry last night (8/3) by Opry member Trisha Yearwood.

During the show, Carly was introduced on stage by Opry member Jeannie Seely who shared, “Carly has all the obvious wonderful traits, but she has that one extra thing, determination. She has the sincerest dedication and strongest work ethic of anyone I’ve ever known in my life. And she never strayed from her path of wanting to be a member of the Opry.”

Carly then performed “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” followed by a duet with Trisha on “How Do I Live.”

Trisha then had the honors, her first time, to induct Carly saying, “This is a very special place, and when you are invited it’s an invitation to the family. So, with much pride and joy, Carly you are now an official member of the Grand Ole Opry.”

After composing herself for a moment, Carly said, “What makes this family something special to be a part of is you can have hit records and sell-out shows, but all of that can fade, and this is something I will have forever. It’s a stage to sing on, a circle to stand in, and a forever family. This is super special to me. All I ever wanted to do was sing country music. This isn’t another accolade or feather in my cap but a promise that I will do my due diligence to make sure the circle is never broken.”

Carly then performed “Dear Miss Loretta,” an acknowledgment she wrote to one of her profound influences and debuted on the Opry stage.

Garth Brooks was even there as he posted to his Twitter.

Carly Pearce – Grand Ole Opry