The group surprised Ballerini with the invitation, initially asking her to join them for a performance of their hit "Girl Crush." But Little Big Town band member Karen Fairchild revealed the real reason for her appearance on the Opry stage when she sang "Kelsea Ballerini, will you join the Opry?"
Ballerini was clearly stunned and emotional over the invitation. Watch the video of her invitation below.
The Tennessee native released her debut album The First Time in 2015. In 2017, she released her sophomore album Unapologetically, which spawned the singles "I Hate Love Songs" and "Miss Me More."