Carrie Underwood has become such a prominent figure in country music that it’s easy to forget she’s just a girl from small-town Oklahoma who happened to audition for American Idol. Now, with seven Grammys to her name, Underwood has earned her home state’s “Highest Honor” as an inductee to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, announced Thursday (May 17).
Underwood joins the class of 2018 inductees with six fellow notable Oklahomans, including popular Food Network personality Ree Drummond (“The Pioneer Woman”), real estate mogul Mo Anderson and late jazz legend Charlie Christian, who is being honored posthumously.
The honorees will be officially inducted on November 15 in Tulsa, two months after the scheduled release of Underwood’s highly-anticipated forthcoming studio album, Cry Pretty. Check out the Hall of Fame’s announcement tweet below.
Welcome to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, class of 2018! #OKHighestHonor
— Oklahoma Hall of Fame at Gaylord-Pickens Museum (@OklahomaHoF) May 17, 2018