McBryde receives Opry invite
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McBryde receives Opry invite

Thursday, October 6, 2022 – Ashley McBryde will soon become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

McBryde found out the news courtesy of Garth Brooks inviting her during a segment on CBS Mornings earlier today.

McBryde, who just released a theme album, "Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville," looked surprised to see Brooks. He spoke to her from the Grand Ole Opry. McBryde was being interviewed in New York.

Brooks told McBryde, "I'm here for a proposal" as McBryde looked on quizzically.

McBryde cried upon receiving the invite. "It would be the great joy and the great honor of my life," McBryde said after letting out a breath amidst tears. "There's the GRAMMYs, and there's being a member of the Grand Ole Opry. They are the two greatest things that can happen to you as an entertainer. I've always said I will earn it, and this is a pretty surreal moment."

While performing at the Grand Ole Opry a little over a year ago, current five-time CMA nominee and two-time winner McBryde told the audience, "I dream about joining the Opry and what that day will be like. Will I cry the entire time? Will I be seated? Who will ask me? I dream about that more than I dream about my wedding."

McBryde's mother, who came up from their native Arkansas, joined her on the set and gave her a big hug, telling her, "I'm so proud of you."


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