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Sara Evans Invited to Become Grand Ole Opry Member

August 18, 2023 2:42 pm GMT

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Sara Evans is the latest artist to be invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry, with ‘Whispering’ Bill Anderson surprising the Missouri native during her show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Carly Pearce and Lady A also took the stage to help to make the occasion all the more special, with Evans being visibly overwhelmed at the news of the momentous honour.

Many were undoubtedly surprised to learn that Sara Evans was not already a member of the Grand Ole Opry, with the ‘No Place That Far’ hitmaker having amassed a stellar collection of chart-toppers since her 1997 debut album, Three Chords and The Truth.

When she is officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, attendees will be hoping to hear Evans perform fan-favourites such as ‘Suds in the Bucket’ and ‘A Little Bit Stronger’.

The prestigious Grand Ole Opry induction will serve as the perfect springboard from which Sara Evans can launch her next era of music, with the esteemed singer-songwriter having announced earlier in the year that she'd signed a record deal with Nashville's Melody Place, in partnership with her own Born to Fly imprint.

Sara Evans is expected to start the recording process for her new project this Fall, with the album due to arrive in 2024. It'll be her first full-length body of original songs since 2017's Words.

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