Sara Evans has been putting out hit singles since 1997. So her fans might think it's an oversight that the singer hadn't been invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry - but Thursday night, that oversight was corrected.
On an evening where Sara was on the bill at the Opry along with Lady A and Carly Pearce, country legend Bill Anderson came out and met Sara center stage to ask her a question. "From me, and Carly, and Lady A, and a bunch of other people...and the question is: would you like to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry?" The crowd burst into cheers, and Sara waited until the cheers died down to respond with..."No." Anderson laughed, saying, "All day long I said to myself, "what would I say if you said 'no'?" Sara clarified. "There is no way that i would say 'no,' first of all...I've been waiting to be asked to join the Opry for a long time...and it's always been a dream of mine. And I'm so honored that you're here to ask me that question, thank you," she said, getting emotional. "It means everything to me."
Evans will be inducted into the Opry on Saturday, October 7 as part of the Opry’s 98th Birthday Weekend.