The “Hide The Wine” singer-songwriter shared a series of photos on Instagram, dubbing them “‘pinch me’ moments” from her Opry induction on Tuesday night (August 3).
Pearce arrived backstage, believing that she was filming a Dollywood promotional video. That’s when Parton delivered the news, surprising an overjoyed Pearce in an emotional video. Afterward, Pearce described herself as “hysterical” to learn that she’d become an official Opry member, and admitted in June that she already had her dress picked out for Tuesday’s induction.
“What makes this family something special to be a part of is you can have hit records and sell out shows, but all of that can fade and this is something I will have forever,” Pearce said at her induction. “It’s a stage to sing on, a circle to stand in and a forever family. This is super special to me. All I ever wanted to do was sing country music. This isn’t another accolade or feather in my cap but a promise that I will do my due diligence to make sure the circle is never broken.”
See her "pinch me" moments at the Opry here: