Lainey Wilson Was Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry by Reba McEntire

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Lainey Wilson’s career has reached new heights this month, marked by two significant achievements, cementing her status as one of country music’s rising stars. On May 21st, during the live finale of The Voice, Wilson got an invitation to join the prestigious Grand Ole Opry from one of her country music idols. And just days earlier, on May 17th, she was awarded the Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) Entertainer of the Year.

Lainey Wilson’s Surprise on the Finale

The invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry came after Wilson’s captivating performance on The Voice finale. Reba McEntire, a longtime member of the Opry and one of Wilson’s idols, took the stage to deliver the unexpected news, praising her achievements and the impact she has made in the country music scene.

McEntire presented Wilson with a custom-made belt buckle inscribed with “Opry Lainey 2024,” signifying her upcoming induction. Wilson was visibly emotional upon receiving the honor, expressing her gratitude and disbelief. She shared a heartfelt moment, recalling her childhood visit to the Grand Ole Opry and her dreams of performing there.

ACM Entertainer of the Year

In addition to her Grand Ole Opry induction, Lainey Wilson’s recognition as the ACM Entertainer of the Year further solidifies her place in the music industry. She triumphed over nominees Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Chris Stapleton, and Morgan Wallen to win the prestigious award.

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Wilson’s success is a testament to her dedication and hard work in the country music industry. The achievements she’s earned recently reflect her growing influence and the respect she has garnered from fellow artists and industry professionals. As she prepares for her induction into the Grand Ole Opry, Wilson continues to inspire with her music and her journey, bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary country music.