Luke Combs left the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry a different man than when he walked on. The rising country superstar was invited to become a member last night.
Three songs in to his performance, Chris Janson, Craig Morgan and John Conlee interrupted with an important question, but they let the suspense hang in the air for a few moments.
“We just want to touch you,” Conlee joked. “What a career this guy is having.”
Janson then put his hand on Combs’ shoulder for the big reveal: “How would you like to be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry?” the three men asked in unison.
The question left Combs speechless and it took him a few minutes to gather his emotions.
“This is the absolute feather in my cap for me as far as career goals,” Combs told The Tennessean after the show. “It is the absolute No. 1 thing for me. It cannot be surpassed. It’s something I’ve dreamed about since I made my debut. It’s such a storied thing. I was like, ‘I will do whatever it takes to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.’ I just can’t believe it. It doesn’t feel real.”
Combs has been on the fast track to stardom since releasing his debut album in 2017. This One’s For You went to #1 on the Billboard country chart with the help of #1 single “When it Rains it Pours.” The 29-year-old hasn’t stopped since and scored another #1 with “Beautiful Crazy” from the deluxe edition.
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