Watch Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s Stunning Opry Performance Of ‘Whiskey Lullaby’

Longtime friends Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood reunited on the Opry stage on Saturday (Sept. 5) for the Grand Ole Opry’s…


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September 7, 2020


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Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood; Photo courtesy Grand Ole Opry LLC. Chris Hollo, photographer-

Longtime friends Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood reunited on the Opry stage on Saturday (Sept. 5) for the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,940th consecutive Saturday night broadcast.

The Opry members stepped into the Circle together to perform a variety of songs, including Underwood’s six-week No.1 debut single “Jesus, Take The Wheel” her hit “Dirty Laundry,” his latest single, “No I In Beer” and their chart-topping duet, “Remind Me.”

The pair also joined forces for a show-stopping rendition of “Whiskey Lullaby.” Prior to their performance, Paisley explained that Underwood often sang “Whiskey Lullaby” with him when they toured together early in her career. The song was originally recorded by Paisley with Alison Krauss and released in 2004 and went on to win the title of CMA Song of the Year in 2005.

Their performance of the iconic duet was a highlight of their Opry appearance and can be seen below just after the 55-minute mark.

Before closing out the Opry show with “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” Paisley shared his thoughts on this unprecedented year.

“These times are so unique, and I find it so inspiring that the Opry is still going,” he said. “When all is said and done, we will never take for granted getting to come out here and sing again. For me, as long as the Opry keeps going, I have hope!”

Brad Paisley has been an Opry member since 2001 and Carrie Underwood has been an Opry member since 2008.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.