One of Carrie Underwood’s life-long dreams came true at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday evening (Aug. 13) when she had the chance to perform with one of her musical heroes, Bryan White.
Prior to introducing White to the crowd, Underwood shared a funny story about one of her first encounters with the singer.
“Back when I was ages 12 to 15, I was in a fan club of an artist by the name of Bryan White and I got the opportunity to meet him in a meet and greet where I sang to him super awkwardly. Yes, I did it,” she confessed. “I sang to him a song called ‘I Want To Be Your Girlfriend’ by Mary Chapin Carpenter.”
“It didn’t happen,” she quipped, “but I grew up loving him and I got to do some stuff with him earlier backstage, an interview type thing, and I was like, ‘While you’re here, do you want to sing with me on the Opry stage?’ So we go from me awkwardly singing to him, to him singing with me in the circle on the Opry stage.”
The pair then joined forces for a performance of White’s 1996 hit “I’m Not Supposed To Love You Anymore.”
Following their appearance at the Opry, the “Southbound” singer took to Instagram to share her excitement.
“This pic pretty much sums up my night at the @opry This was my #FullCircleMoment,” she wrote. “Growing up, I was a member of the @bryan_white Fan Club and even sang to him in a meet and greet. Tonight, I sang WITH him in the circle!”
White also shared his enthusiasm over the night, writing, “This one was one I won’t forget. Thank you @carrieunderwood for having me. It meant a lot to me. So fun.”
Underwood is hearing up to resume her Cry Pretty Tour 360 next month. Her latest single, “Southbound,” is currently sitting in the Top 5 at country radio.