On Twitter, Underwood wrote, “Great job, Lily! There’s nothing like stepping into that circle for the first time.”
Carrie Underwood Inspired Lily Black’s Performance
Black said his daughter Lily was inspired by Underwood and her music. At the Opry, Lily performed a cover of Underwood’s 2009 “Temporary Home” while her father’s band played. She said the song was “one of my favorite Carrie Underwood songs, thinking that [it] was appropriate. I’m sure you guys are gonna recognize it.”
Lily took the stage alongside her father, who was performing several songs as part of the Opry’s 95th Anniversary celebrations. He introduced his daughter to audiences across the world.
“I got something very special for this next song,” Black said. “We got a second-year music student from Belmont University who’s going to make her Opry debut tonight.”
“She’s gonna get to find out what we already know, that you guys are the most fantastic audience in the world right here at the Opry House,” he continued. “Help me welcome her out; it’s my daughter, Lily Black.”
Lily is the only daughter of Black and singer Lisa Hartman. Music is in her blood and has become a family affair. Both Black and Hartman have performed several iconic duets together over the years. For instance, “When I Said I Do” remains as timeless as ever.
Underwood Debuted at the Grand Ole Opry in 2005
Best add Lily to the mix because the young singer appears to be a star in the making. She took the stage at the Opry with no jitters or nerves. Whether this was a one-off appearance or the start of her country music career remains to be seen. But for one night, Lily stood in the circle.
Underwood herself knows all too well what it feels like to stand on the stage at the Grand Ole Opry. She may be a superstar now, but she made her Opry debut in June 2005. According to The Boot, she sang a cover of Roy Orbison’s song “Crying.”