Carrie Underwood To Be Inducted Into Oklahoma Hall of Fame

A Midwestern girl at heart, Carrie Underwood will be honored by her home state by being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

With seven GRAMMY Awards to her name and numerous No. 1 singles on the country charts, Underwood built her name from the ground up after taking home the title of American Idol in season four. Building a fan base reaching beyond the country music limits, the singer’s versatility in the studio as well as in other entertainment projects exemplified her to the prestigious level among other famed Oklahoma residents.

“I’ve always been proud to say I’m from Oklahoma,” Underwood said about the accolade. “The people, culture, and environment molded me into the person I am today. It’s such an honor to be recognized among such great company by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame!”

Other names inducted into the 90th Class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame include Justice Tom Colbert, Congressman Tom Cole, Bob Funk, Shannon Miller, Phil Parduhn and Hal Smith. Emceeing the honorific evening are former inductees themselves, Vince Gill and Kristin Chenoweth.

Underwood joins a collection of important people from The Sooner State like Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and many more. As one of the members in this prestigious group, the country singer will have her portrait posted in the Gaylord-Pickens Museum where the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is housed.

The ceremony for the 2017 class of inductees into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame will be held on Thursday, November 16.