Carrie Underwood joins Grand Ole Opry cast

American Idol winner inducted into legendary radio show

Carrie Underwood has joined the cast of the legendary country music radio show the Grand Ole Opry.

Former ‘American Idol’ winner Underwood, who has forged a hugely successful career since winning the show in 2005 was inducted into the cast of the long-running radio show on Saturday by fellow country singer Garth Brooks.

Brooks noted Underwood’s star quality in his introduction saying “Being around you five minutes, I can see you get it. In coming from Oklahoma, I know you’re sharp as a wit.”

Underwood then performed a duet with Vince Gill and thanked the Opry for making her a part of such an institution

“This really seems like a great family to be part of, I promise I’ll do everything I possibly can to not make you regret it,” says Variety.

The Grand Old Opry was started in 1925m and former and current members include all the country greats including Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Senior and Dolly Parton.

The show airs every Friday and Saturday night.

–By our New York staff.

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