Idol contestants will test their twang next week as the show welcomes country stars Brad Paisley, Randy Travis and season 4 champ Carrie Underwood for Grand Ole Opry week.
The show’s remaining top 11 singers will perform songs popularized by the members of the Opry, a weekly radio and stage show that has been a Nashville institution for more than 80 years. Members have included legends like Patsy Cline and Hank Williams, along with current members Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire and others.
Underwood, inducted last year as the Opry’s newest member, will perform “I Told You So” on March 18’s results show with fellow Opry member Randy Travis, who will act as the show’s mentor for the week. Paisley, an Opry member since 2001, will perform his new song “Then” the same night.
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