CARRIE UNDERWOOD GUITAR HITS FIVE FIGURES AT GUITARS OF THE STARS AUCTION
The sixth annual Grand Ole Opry Guitars of the Stars Auction took place Thursday, June 4, on The Buckle Stage in Downtown Nashville.
Hosted by “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery, the event benefits the Opry Trust Fund, which assists members of the Country Music industry in times of emergency.
Memorable moments included McCreery performing two songs, including his current single, “Feelin’ It.” Visual artist John Purdue, who drew the design on Florida Georgia Line’s guitar, presented it to the winner. And Carrie Underwood’s guitar sold for $25,000 after an intense bidding war.
Among the instruments and successful bids were guitars from The Band Perry ($5,100), Little Jimmy Dickens ($750), Florida Georgia Line ($1,050), Vince Gill ($1,300), Hunter Hayes ($1,100), Martina McBride ($2,200) and Chris Young ($1,450).
A guitar signed by Trace Adkins, Scotty McCreery, The Oak Ridge Boys, Josh Turner and more was sold for $3,950. Another guitar from McCreery came with two front-row tickets to see him at the Opry and an opportunity to see him backstage before the show; the winning bid was for $4,400. Luke Bryan’s guitar, hat, and bandana sold for $3,000
At the end of the auction, McCreery thanked everyone for contributing to such a worthy cause and said he hoped to become a member of The Opry one day.