Carrie Underwood celebrated her 100th performance on the Grand Ole Opry over the weekend with four sold-out shows. Underwood made her Opry debut on June 10, 2005 and became an official Opry member in 2008. Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Connie Smith introduced Underwood on Saturday’s (3/25) first show and presented her fellow Opry member with a commemorative print and a rose bouquet in celebration of 100 Opry appearances. Carrie said, “I grew up dreaming of one day performing here and maybe even becoming a member. That dream comes true over and over each time I take the Opry stage. Here’s to the next 100!”
· Backstage, Underwood marked the 100-show milestone with a specially-decorated cake from Nashville’s IveyCake and 100 pink roses in her dressing room, a surprise gift from the Opry.