Photos and video: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley perform on Grand Ole Opry Saturday night live-stream
Seven-time Grammy winner, two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year and Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood and three-time Grammy winner and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley performed together for the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,940th consecutive Saturday night broadcast.
Underwood opened the show with her six-week No. 1 debut single “Jesus, Take The Wheel” and spoke of the honor she felt to be on the Opry stage and that the circle is still unbroken. The Checotah went on to perform many of her hits, including “Dirty Laundry” and “I Told You So.”
Paisley performed his new single “No I In Beer” and several other hits as well as performing duets with Underwood on “Whiskey Lullaby,” “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” and their 2011 hit “Remind Me.”
Before the closing show, Paisley said, “These times are so unique, and I find it so inspiring that the Opry is still going. When all is said and done, we will never take for granted getting to come out here and sing again. For me, as long as the Opry keeps going, I have hope!”
The pair closed the show with “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”
As previously reported, Underwood and Paisley have been friends since touring together early in the Oklahoma "American Idol" winner's career. The two multi-award winning superstars went on to an 11-year run as one of the most popular and successful hosting duos in CMA Awards history. Paisley has been an Opry member since 2001, and Underwood has been an Opry member since 2008.
Opry shows are broadcast live on Circle and Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV, and other TV affiliates in addition to a companion live stream on Circle All Access Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The Opry can also be heard on 650 WSM-AM, wsmonline.com, and SiriusXM. Those tuning into the Livestream on Circle All Access YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels each Saturday can watch a "Circle Sessions" at at 6:30 p.m., immediately prior to the Opry.