Lauren Alaina to Be Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry in February

We now know when Lauren Alaina will be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry! The American Idol star will officially become a member on Saturday, February 12.

“I wish I could tell this sweet, young girl that stepped in that circle for the first time on June 10, 2011, one DEBUT will become an official member of the Grand Ole Opry, and that day is February 12, 2022,” Alaina shared on social media. “I’m. Not. Well. See you there.”

Alaina was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry by her close friend, Trisha Yearwood, in December.

“I remember being a little girl and listening to country music and feeling like, ‘This is my destiny,’” Alaina told People. “Not just country music, we listened to the Opry. The Opry is the core of country music. Everyone that’s ever been anyone I could look up to played the Opry. To be in that family, I can’t believe it. This is the best day of my life other than when my nieces and nephews were born.”

The Georgia native recently released her autobiographical Getting Good at Being You: Learning to Love Who God Made You to BeThe book covers the highs and lows of Alaina’s life, including her struggle with an eating disorder, her father’s battle with alcoholism, and more.

“Part of my brand and what I’ve tried to accomplish with my brand is self-empowerment and empowering other people,” Alaina tells Everything Nash. “I’ve had a lot of things happen in my life. I’ve been really fortunate to have people around, my friends and family that have helped me through all of these things and a therapist, and God and my faith to help me through it. What I really want to accomplish with my career is to be a light for the world, and I felt like a book would be a really good way to accomplish that.

“I try to only do projects that make sense with the music as well, that extended the music. So each chapter is named after a song of mine; some of them aren’t released. I’m sure my fans are going to come after me for those songs,” she adds with a laugh.

Fellow new Opry members, The Isaacs, will also perform the night Alaina is inducted, along with Breland, Riders in the Sky and more. Tickets are available at

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