Lauren Alaina had an emotional moment on stage at the Grand Ole Opry last night as her hero, Trisha Yearwood, officially invited Lauren to become the Opry’s newest member.
After surprising Lauren with her dad being in the audience, Trisha had an even bigger surprise up her sleeve – and as Lauren realized what was happening, she dropped to the ground and broke down in tears.
“I have not cried like this in a really long time. I guess I needed it.”
Then after taking a few moments to compose herself, Lauren managed to tell the Opry crowd just how much the moment meant to her:
“I’m not kidding, I was backstage and I was like ‘Can you please tell the Opry the only thing I want is to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry?’
And then I snotted on stage over it.”
What words can I use to convey what this means to me? The @opry is the most magical place on earth. It has been my biggest dream in my career to become an official member of the Opry family. Thank you @trishayearwood for asking me. Thank you @tmac2 for making it perfect. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/cA3ZVOu9J5