Kelsea Ballerini Invited to Join Grand Ole Opry [Watch]
The newest member of the Grand Ole Opry will be Kelsea Ballerini, who was bestowed with the honorable invitation on Tuesday night (March 5).
Ballerini was invited into the institution by Little Big Town during her appearance that evening on the legendary stage, when she joined the group for a rendition of "Girl Crush." At the end, the group's Karen Fairchild surprised the singer by belting out, "Kelsea Ballerini, will you join the Opry?"
Wait, Kelsea, We Just Have One Last Question!
Judging from the video posted to the Opry's Instagram, Ballerini was totally surprised — as well as overcome — tearing up on stage. Unsurprisingly, "She said yes!" proudly declared the note on the Opry's Instagram Stories.
Although Ballerini was surprised, it's no surprise to followers of her career that she's been earmarked for this particular milestone. Ballerini's career has been on a full-speed-ahead trajectory for quite some time, with this year already seeing her as a Grammys presenter and nominee, on tour with Kelly Clarkson and set to start her own trek, the Miss Me More Tour alongside Brett Young and opener Brandon Ratcliff, in April.
"The message of 'Miss Me More' means so much to me and that’s why I’m so excited to announce this tour," Ballerini says in a press release about the tour, which will begin April 11. "It's about being bold and unapologetically standing up for yourself."
Kelsea Ballerini and Her Husband Walk the 2018 CMA Awards Red Carpet: