Ashley McBryde’s mother Martha is one proud parent after Garth Brooks invited McBryde to join the Grand Ole Opry on national television.
The country superstar took to social media on Thursday morning (Oct. 6) after her appearance on CBS Mornings, where Garth Brooks surprised her with an invitation to become the newest member of the Opry, to share a clip of her mother, Martha, reacting to McBryde’s invitation of a lifetime.
“What a special moment. Thank you @CBS Mornings, @Grand Ole Opry, Garth, and of course… mom!” McBryde captioned the clip, before she commented to reveal that the trip also marked her mother’s first time in New York City.
The clip shows McBryde’s mother Martha watching the surprise from a nearby room alongside her team. Donning an all blue outfit, Martha stood with her hands in the prayer position as happy tears streamed down her cheeks.
After Brooks shocked McBryde with an invitation to become an Opry member, CBS Mornings host Gayle King then surprised McBryde by asking her “who is that lady in the Blue?” McBryde then turned around and gazed through the glass doors of the next room, where she spotted her mother.
The “Brenda Put Your Bra On” singer’s jaw dropped when she noticed her mother standing there watching.
“Oh, now I’m going to ugly cry on TV… That is my mother!” McBryde told King. The hosts of the morning show then invited her mom to join them on set. “She’s going to cry too, just so you know,” McBryde added.
McBryde shared a hug with her mom as she joined her and let her know “I’m so proud of you.” The country hitmaker told King that her mother came from Arkansas, before joking “you can’t even get there from here.”
What a special moment. Thank you @CBS Mornings, @Grand Ole Opry, Garth, and of course… mom! #GrandOleOpry
McBryde recently spent some quality time together making TikTok videos singing comical country songs. The chart-topping hitmaker shared a clip of her and her mom to TikTok that has fans cracking up and that has amassed millions of views.
The clip finds McBryde sitting on a stool with her mom standing behind her in what appears to be her family’s home.
“Mom, do you remember that song about Little Debbie’s from when I was little?” McBryde asked her mother to which she replied, “no.”
“This is why I don’t remember things like birthdays,” McBryde replied laughing.
McBryde then went on to sing Williams & Ree’s comical tune, “The Ding Dong Song,” which her mom joined her in singing background vocals while also throwing in some fun adlibs.
McBryde shared another video with her mom. This time, the pair are seated next to each other at a kitchen table, singing another unexpected song together.
“Would Jesus wear a Rolex? Featuring mom again. #ChetAtkins #gospel #cover” McBryde captioned the second clip.
The video begins as McBryde asked her mom, “Mom, do you remember that gospel song that Chet Akins wrote?” to which her mother replied, “no.”
McBryde then serenaded her mom with Ray Stevens’ 1987 hit “Would Jesus Wear A Rolex,” a song written by Chet Akins and Margaret Archer that appears on Stevens’ album, Crackin’ Up.
Her mom later joined in and sang the comical country tune with her daughter.
McBryde released her fourth studio album this Friday (Sept. 30th), Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, in collaboration with a team of writers including Aaron Raitiere, Connie Harrington, Brandy Clark, Benjy Davis and Nicolette Hayford. Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville includes performances from McBryde, Raitiere, Clark, Davis, Brothers Osborne, Pillbox Patti, and Caylee Hammack.
Produced by Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne, the 13-track album takes fans into a fictional small town of drinkers, cheaters, sinners and Jesus believers called Lindeville.