Wednesday, June 12, 2019
– Luke Combs will be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry.
The country star received the word on Tuesday when Craig Morgan, Chris Janson and John Conlee walked onstage to ask Combs if he wanted to join.
Conlee told Combs, "I just want you to know that the Grand Ole Opry" with Combs responding, "I love the Grand Ole Opry."
Morgan and Janson asked, "How would you like to be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry?"
Combs broke into tears after being asked and gave big hugs to Morgan, Janson and then Conlee. Combs then cried for awhile before saying "Holy cow. Are you serious because if you're not serious this would be really mean.
Combs then stayed on stage to sing another song.
"I don't know what else to say to the Grand Ole @opry except "thank you." I'm so humbled by this opportunity," Combs tweeted.
"I just can't believe it. It doesn't feel real. When I saw Craig Morgan, Chris Janson and John Conlee walk out, I thought, "This is how they invite people to become a member, but I don't deserve that yet." I believed them when they said they were coming out to sing with me. You just never think this is going to happen. When they asked, I literally couldn't believe it. I didn't even know what to say. There's nothing to say but yes, and I didn't even say yes. I just cried the whole time. Let me go on the record and say, "Yes."
"I don't know what else to say to the Grand Ole @opry except "thank you." I'm so humbled by this opportunity," he said.
Combs will be formally inducted at a later date.