CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Walmart singer who had her dreams come true at the Grand Ole Opry is now heading to Las Vegas for the 48th annual Academy of Country Music awards.
Kayla Slone, 21, rose to Internet fame after a customer recorded a video of her singing behind the checkout lane of her Logan store.
"I had no idea what would happen," she said. "People have videoed me before. It never blew up like that did. It was just the right time, right place."
"Oh, it was amazing. Everybody was asking me if I was nervous. I was like 'no' — I found myself when I walked out there and seen all those people. I started off with 'Coal Miner's Daughter.' When I finished, I got a standing ovation," Slone said.
She also scored a spot on Anderson Cooper's TV show, "Anderson Live," and country music star Dierks Bentley called.
"When I was on Anderson, Dierks Bentley called in and invited me to the ACM," Slone said. "I'm just going to watch, I think. But we'll see how everything plays out."
Bentley is the third youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry, after Carrie Underwood and Josh Turner.
The Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this weekend in Las Vegas. The country awards music program will be co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The Matewan native will be take along her husband, David Slone, 22, and that's another dream come true.