Well, this was an unexpected and awesome surprise! Kelsea Ballerini was invited to join The Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday evening. She was invited on stage to sing “Girl Crush” with Little Big Town when they snuck the invitation into the song itself!
In an interview after the show she talked about walking onto the stage earlier in the day and how she “wept” after seeing the famous Opry circle. “It’s such a rich, important place in the world and in Nashville and especially in country music. And to be invited to play it even play it once is such an honor. So this is a full circle of just . . . crying in the circle. A full circle of crying in the circle.”
She’ll be the youngest current member when she’s formally inducted in April. Congrats, Kelsea! -Jesse