Here’s How Trisha Yearwood Will Celebrate 25 Years As A Member Of The Grand Ole Opry

Being an Opry member is something Yearwood holds close to hear heart.

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Lauren Jo Black

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February 20, 2024

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Trisha Yearwood; Photo by Chris Hollo

Trisha Yearwood will soon celebrate 25 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In honor of the occasion, the Opry is hosting a star-studded 25th anniversary celebration. 

When Is Trisha Yearwood’s Opry Anniversary Celebration?

This event will take place on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 pm local time at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will feature an impressive all-female cast of artists, who happen to be mentors and friends of Yearwood. 

Artists confirmed to appear at the special show include Suzy Bogguss, Opry Member Terri Clark, Opry Member Pam Tillis, and Opry Member Jeannie Seely.  

Sure to be a night to remember, Trisha Yearwood’s 25th Opry Anniversary Celebration will feature the powerhouse vocalist collaborating with the evening’s special guests. 

“Being a member of the Grand Ole Opry means that you have a home forever,” Yearwood has said backstage at the Opry House. “It is a family like no other. It’s such an honor. I’ve had some great things happen to me in my career, but when I am asked in any interview with anybody, I always talk about being a member of the Grand Ole Opry. It’s the bar.”  

When Was Trisha Yearwood Inducted Into The Grand Ole Opry?

The Georgia native was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family on March 13, 1999, by legendary Opry member Porter Wagoner, who said during the moment, “She’s the best I’ve ever heard.” 

Trisha Yearwood; Photo by Russ Harrington

What Being A Member Of The Opry Means To Her

Being an Opry member is something Yearwood is extremely proud of and it’s something she holds close to her heart. 

“My mother came here on her senior class trip from South Georgia,” she says of the Opry. “She wrote in her diary about seeing Hank Snow, Hawkshaw Hawkins and all those people. When I was inducted as a member of the Opry in 1999, she brought her diary and got Hank Snow to sign it. So it’s not only about me, it’s also about my whole family.”

How To Watch Trisha Yearwood’s Opry Anniversary Event

The best moments from Yearwood’s 25th Anniversary celebration will be featured on Opry Live, airing on Saturday, March 30th. Fans can watch on the Opry Facebook and YouTube channels, stream free on the Circle Now app, or tune in via Circle Country digital streaming partners. 

Garth Brooks Friends In Low Places Nashville; Photo by Blue Rose, Inc.
Garth Brooks Friends In Low Places Nashville; Photo by Blue Rose, Inc.

Friends In Low Places To Feature A Menu Curated By Trisha Yearwood

Days before Yearwood celebrates her Opry anniversary, she will celebrate the grand opening of Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk alongside her husband, fellow Opry member, Garth Brooks. 

The official grand opening will take place on March 7, unveiling all four floors of the 54,715 square-foot venue. 

Friends In Low Places will showcase menus crafted by Yearwood herself. Drawing inspiration from the success of her cooking show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, and her collection of best-selling cookbooks, the offerings across all four floors of the venue promise a blend of familiar and innovative dishes. 

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood; Photo via Facebook
Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood; Photo via Facebook

For those longing for a taste of home, the Meat and Three option will transport diners to Trisha’s kitchen, offering a choice between Mama’s Meatloaf or Fried Chicken with white gravy, accompanied by three sides straight from the heart of the Yearwood family kitchen. 

“I can’t imagine there being a Garth honky-tonk without Trisha Food!” Yearwood shared in a statement. “I’m honored to get to be a part of something so exciting and so big, and to work alongside the love of my life doing it. The whole team at Friends In Low Places is incredible!”

Friends In Low Places is located at 411 Broadway in Nashville.

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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.