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Elle King made her solo Grand Ole Opry debut this week and took to her Instagram to post images from backstage with her son and husband before the Tuesday night (4/4) performance.

Elle posted photos of her and her son Lucky and a video of her checking into the Opry backstage. She captioned the post, “Official @opry Debut. I am honored to be a part of this incredible community of country music! The last time I sang on this stage, Lucky was in my stomach. Heart is full!”¬†See that post here.

In a second post on Instagram, King posted more images of herself, her son Lucky and her husband posing on the Opry stage. She wrote, “Lucky makes his Debut at the beautiful @opry. Ps, he’s wearing my hat from when I was little.”

See that post here.

Elle first stepped on the Grand Ole Opry stage in October of 2016 and performed the duet “Different For Girls” with Dierks Bentley.

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King said in an interview that Dierks Bentley is responsible for her switch to country music. We recently chatted with Dierks¬†about his new album Gravel & Gold, and he told us how he found King for the 2016 collaboration “Different For Girls,” which won a CMA Award in 2016 for Vocal Event of The Year. In 2017, the duet was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

He told us, “When you’ve got a collaboration on a record, we had the song ‘Different For Girls,’ and I was looking for who could make the song bigger than it is. I’m lucky to have had collaborations with Maren (Morris ) and Kacey (Musgraves), but that one was just trying to find someone that no one else was using.”

Bentley continued, “You know, you see Miranda on a lot of stuff, and it was like, ‘Is there anyone out there no one is talking about, maybe in a different genre?’ I knew the song ‘X’s and Oh’s,’ I was talking to my manager, and her name came up. And I said, ‘How do we get in touch with her? She’d be awesome, although she seems kind of crazy, and she probably would hate us.'”

He continued, “And then I met her in Brooklyn to shoot the video and more hangs and more fun, and I really started liking her a lot. Then she came to Nashville for (CMA) Music Fest, and she was wearing a trucker’s hat and tattoos, and it was just a really easy connection. We really get along well.”

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