Carrie Underwood Lost All Chill When She Performed With Bryan White At The Opry

One of Carrie Underwood’s life-long dreams came true at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday evening (Aug. 13) when she…

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 14, 2019

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Bryan White, Carrie Underwood; Photo via Instagram

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.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.