Watch Garth Brooks surprise Ashley McBryde with a Grand Ole Opry invite

'What's happenieng?!'
McBryde, Brooks
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It was an emotional morning for Ashley McBryde as she was welcomed to become a member of the prestigious Grand Ole Opry by an equally emotional Garth Brooks.

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McBryde was surprised by Brooks during a live, on-air interview with CBS Mornings and she clearly had no idea it was coming. “Good Morning, Garth,” Ashley said with confusion when he appeared on the screen. “What’s happening?”

“I’m here with a proposal,” Garth responded “This [proposal] is part of a family that keeps growing… We’re at the Grand Ole Opry, I’m standing in the circle of wood right now where you stand and Ms. Ashley McBryde, on behalf of the Grand Ole Opry, and myself as an Opry member, I’m going to try not to cry,“ he states as tears started to fill his eyes. “We would love for you to consider becoming the newest member for the Grand Ole Opry.”

An emotional McBryde took a moment and a huge deep breath before collecting herself and responding, “It would be the great joy and the great honor of my life, thank you, Garth. Goodness!”

She continued. “There’s GRAMMYs and there’s being a member of the Grand Ole Opry and those are the two greatest things that could ever happen to you as an entertainer and I’ve always said I will earn it and this is a pretty surreal moment.”

In addition to celebrating the invite, McBryde is also celebrating the release of a brand new album, Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville.

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