Cheryl saw an opportunity late last year where CBS was advertising a segment asking people to write in about someone who deserves a Magic Moment. Cheryl wrote in about Jordan's love for Parton and how a communication breakdown prevented Jordan from meeting her idol at a concert meet and greet.
CBS got back with the Youngs in January telling them the letter was forwarded to Parton, who wanted to meet Jordan. The producers needed the Youngs in New York in three days for the next round that possibly could get Jordan closer to her Magic Moment of meeting her country idol. The Youngs made the trip, not knowing that the producers already had set up a secret meeting between Parton and Jordan. Jordan was awe struck to find she was receiving her Magic Moment that day.
Jordan's entire Magic Moment was aired on "The Early Show" Feb. 26. It included her meeting and singing with Parton and clips from Jordan's life in Salvisa filmed by CBS.
Now CBS will follow her to Nashville for her Grand Ole Opry debut that will be aired on CBS this fall as a follow up to her initial Magic Moment.
'I'm sure I'm singing them in my sleep'
Jordan will sing an original song called "Revlon Red" written by the writer of Deane Carter's "Strawberry Wine," and "Jolene" by Dolly Parton. Jordan said she's been practicing every spare minute for this truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
"I'm sure I'm singing them in my sleep," she said.
Jordan still wants to make it in the country music business, but she's realistic in knowing millions of others want the same thing.
"It's got my heart," she said of singing.
More importantly, though, she looks at this chance at the Grand Ole Opry as another dreamed fulfilled for her.
"I don't know how often that gets to happen for people," Cheryl said.
Jordan looks forward to the memories it will produce, and just being able to say "I've performed on that stage."
She has legitimate concerns, though, because she will take center stage for the first time at this major venue.
"I want my first impression to be good," she said. "I just want everything to be so perfect."
As of Tuesday afternoon, she had a following of about 150-200 friends and family members traveling to watch her perform.
"I don't want to let them down," she added.
In addition to practice, Jordan has completed a demo CD and biography for record label representatives who will be on hand in Nashville on Tuesday. She wrote Parton for advice on preparing her demo, and Parton replied back with four songs she gave Jordan permission to use.
When asked if she thought Parton would show up for her performance, Jordan said she didn't know, but it would be nice.
"I don't trust her or CBS," she added with a laugh, reminiscing of how her Magic Moment was sprung on her earlier this year.