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Reba McEntire celebrated the 40th anniversary of her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry with a very special performance on the show September 22.




Reba’s segment of the show was billed “Reba McEntire and friends,” and one of those friends ended up being her fellow Oklahoman, Carrie Underwood. The crowd went nuts as Vince Gill introduced Carrie first to sing her hits “Wasted,” “I Told You So” and “Church Bells.”

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Following a sweet and funny retrospective look at Reba’s appearances on the Opry over the years, country’s most famous redhead took the stage with a cover of Ray Price’s “Invitation to the Blues.” She followed that up with an emotional take on “Somebody Should Leave,” which she sang the night she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1984.

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After that, Reba launched into her 1993 duet, “Does He Love You,” and Carrie returned to the stage to sing it with her. It was quite a show as the two powerhouse vocalists matched each other note for note.

Once they finished, Carrie said, “I just got schooled!”

Reba expressed her gratitude to her Carrie for coming out to sing with her.

“Here we are, two little ol’ gals from Oklahoma, getting to be on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry together,” Reba said. “Thank you very much doing this for me. I appreciate it with all my heart.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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