Carrie Underwood Looks ‘Magical’ Performing on the Grand Ole Opry Stage in New Pics: ‘Felt So Good to Perform in Front of People’

by Emily Morgan
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Carrie Underwood’s recent Grand Ole Opry performance was nothing less than magical. On Tuesday, Underwood, Darius Rucker, and Mickey Gyton honored Linda Martell with the CMT Equal Play Award for the upcoming CMT Awards. Martell rose to country music fame in the late 1960s, releasing the top 25 hit “Color Him Father” in 1969. She made history as the first Black female solo country artist to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.

After the performance, the 38-year-old country superstar and mom of two took to Twitter to post sunning snaps of her gorgeous strapless dress. In the tweet, she expressed gratitude for being able to perform live again. “It felt soooo good to perform in front of people for the first time in what feels like forever! Thanks, @opry for having us…tonight was magic!”

Carrie Underwood Humbly Returns to the Grand Ole Opry

Since the start of the pandemic, Underwood has performed from her home but got the chance to perform in person for her fans on Tuesday night.

Underwood made her Grand Ole Opry debut way back in 2008 when Garth Brooks inducted the “American Idol winner. Although it’s been nearly 15 years since that moment, Underwood is still very much in awe whenever she steps on the hallowed stage.

On Tuesday, Underwood left fans speechless with both her stunning vocals and her effortless style. The singer looked like she stepped out of a fairytale with her glowing skin and gorgeous A-line dress.

She also showed off her super-sculpted shoulder while rocking her sleek blonde hair with it parted down the side. For her dress, she went for a light white and yellow pattern dress with floral elements. The Oklahoma native, who garnered worldwide fame in 2005, recently opened up about her first trip to Music City.

“I first came to visit Nashville when I was like 10 years old and I loved it,” she recalled. “Yeah, I was a baby and we had a friend who was one of – she was kind of a friend of the family and she would push as well to like, get me to sing places.”

Now, years later, Underwood is gearing up for Wednesday’s upcoming CMT Awards. As one of the industry’s most awarded artists, Underwood hopes to add to her list of accolades as she’s up for the “Video of the Year” award for her collaboration with John Legend. Underwood is the most-awarded artist in CMT Music Awards history, with 22 whopping wins.