Carrie Underwood Won’t Be Inducted Into Oklahoma Hall of Fame After All
The singer was set to be enshrined and take her place alongside country singers like Vince Gill, Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton, but since she can't make it to the ceremony, she forfeits the honor. She'll be eligible again in 2018.
Underwood "exemplifies the very definition of an Oklahoma Hall of Fame Honoree and we are certain that she will be considered for future induction," Shannon L. Rich, Oklahoma Hall of Fame President says (per the Oklahoman). Thursday (Nov. 16) is the 90th class induction. Olympian Shannon Miller is amongst the other nominees. One person, an Oklahoma civil rights activist named Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, will be inducted posthumously.
Gill and fellow Oklahoma native Kristen Chenoweth will host. Upon learning she was to be inducted in May, Underwood said she will always be proud to be an Oklahoma native: "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!”
Underwood has not commented on the matter, but has returned to Twitter after surgery to share updates about her prognosis. She fell on some steps at her house in Nashville on Friday and required surgery. She also suffered cuts and abrasions, though it's not clear how serious.