31-year-old Carly Pearce received a surprise invitation from country music star and Grand Ole Opry member Dolly Parton to become a member of the Nashville institution.  The Grand Ole Opry tweeted: “You’re looking at the next member of the Grand Ole Opry!  Official induction date set for August 3!”

As seen in a video, Pearce thought she was giving an interview about Dollywood when Parton surprised her on stage. Pearce captioned the post, “Dreams come true… sometimes even better than you dare to dream. I couldn’t be happier or more honored the be the newest member of the @opry.” 

Pearce also wrote on Twitter, “I’ve worked & waited my whole life for that moment right there. What a dream last night was @opry”

Pearce is known for her hit single “Every Little Thing,” “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Lee Brice, and “Next Girl.” She released her latest EP, titled ’29’, back in February.

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