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Jun 10

Carrie Underwood Celebrates Five Years as a Grand Ole Opry Member

Pete Fisher & Carrie Underwood

Pete Fisher, General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry, presents a Hatch Show Print to Carrie Underwood onstage in celebration of her 5th anniversary at The Grand Ole Opry on June 7, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Carrie Underwood celebrated her 5th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member on June 7 by closing the first of two shows with a special segment full of her music. After a video presentation highlighting her five years as an Opry member, Carrie addressed the audience.

“It’s so hard to believe it’s been five years, but what an amazing five years it has been,” she said. “Just watching that video, I was getting a little teary-eyed, thinking about how I felt when all of that was happening. And I still feel that blessed and that honored to be on this stage.”

See photos of Carrie from the 2013 CMA Music Festival >>

Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher presented Carrie with a commemorative print marking the occasion.

“You have far surpassed the high expectations we had when we brought you into the family, and we know it is going to continue into the future,” he said. “You are not only so good for country music, you are so good for the Grand Ole Opry, and you are so good for America. We appreciate all that you do.”

Watch the video below:

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Carrie was inducted as an Opry member by fellow member Garth Brooks in May 2008.  She will next appear on the Opry July 5th and 6th.

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