Randy Travis Makes Surprise Appearance To Honor A Tearful Carrie Underwood
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It was like déjà vu.
Ten years ago, country singing sensation Carrie Underwood stood on the Grand Ole Opry stage and performed her rendition of Randy Travis‘ 1988 hit song “I Told You So,” which they turned into a duet in 2009.
Unbeknownst to Underwood, Travis was waiting to surprise her off stage. After she received a round of applause for her performance, he walked out and gave her the surprise of a lifetime!
“That’s a better performance that I will ever do of that song. Thank you,” he said. “I’m honored.”
The surprises didn’t end there! Moments later, he invited her to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry, which she of course accepted. Watch it all go down in the video below.
Fast forward a decade, and Underwood was at the Grand Ole Opry for a few performances – this time celebrating her tenth anniversary of being an Opry member! Once again, she performed “I Told You So,” and once again Travis was there to surprise her.
“Ten years have flown by. I knew from the moment God blessed me and let me sing country music that I wanted to be a part of this place. Thank you for being here,” Underwood said, according to NewsOK.
Underwood took to Instagram after the eventful night to thank everyone who had a part in it, including Travis, Garth Brooks, who sent her flowers, and Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, and Crystal Gayle, who all offered some very kind words.
Check out a montage of clips from the night below!