‘The Voice’ Alum Wendy Moten Meets Garth Brooks Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry

“About Last Night,” Moten captioned her post.


Lauren Jo Black

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February 14, 2022

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Wendy Moten, who rose to fame on the latest season of NBC’s The Voice, returned to the Grand Ole Opry over the weekend and met one of country music’s biggest stars while backstage. 

The powerhouse vocalist rubbed elbows with the one and only Garth Brooks and documented the memorable moment on Instagram.

“About last night …..,” she captioned the post. 


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Before stepping into the circle on the historic Grand Ole Opry stage, Moten went live on Instagram and shared her excitement over the opportunity to perform at the Opry. 

“They invited me back. It’s like my second home,” she gushed. “I’m gonna sing some soul music. I’m gonna sing some country music. I’m so thankful!” 

As the comments from fans poured in, the Team Blake alum revealed what she’d be performing that night. 


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“Tonight I’m gonna sing that claissc by Ashford & Simpson called ‘You’re All I Need To Get By,’ which I thought was great on the show,” she said referring to her performance during the Top 8 on The Voice. “My second song is gonna be Tammy Wynette ”Til I Get It Right.’”

She later joked, “I’m gonna hit ’em with some soul and come back at ’em with some country!” 

Wendy Moten; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC
Wendy Moten; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

As for the injuries she sustained during a scary fall on the show, Moten said things are finally “coming together.” 

“I still got a couple of months to go,” she told fans. 

Moten underwent surgery to repair the injuries to her wrist and elbow in December. 


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After joining Team Blake, Moten made history as the oldest contestant to make it this far in the competition at 57 years old. 

Throughout the season, the former background singer covered artists such as The Beatles, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. 

During the finale, Moten placed second and Team Kelly’s Girl Named Tom was crowned winner of the competition. 

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