Luke Combs Surprised With Invite To Join Grand Ole Opry: ‘It Is The Absolute No. 1 Thing For Me’

Luke Combs is the newest member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry.

The “When It Rains It Pours” singer was invited to join Nashville’s long-running country music show after his performance on the historic stage Tuesday night.

The North Carolina native had finished a three-song set when he was joined by Opry members John Conlee, Craig Morgan, and Chris Janson with the surprise of a lifetime.

“How would you like to be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry?” said the men as they grabbed Combs by the shoulders.

Combs bent over in shock, took his hat off, and wiped the tears from his eyes before gleefully accepting the offer.

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“Are you serious? Cuz if you’re not serious that would be really mean,” said Combs after composing himself.

Following a group hug and more tears, Combs delivered an infectious performance of his latest single “Beer Never Broke My Heart”, which has already reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart.

“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.”

The 29-year-old singer’s Opry invitation makes him the youngest male member of the show, an honour formerly held by Chris Janson.

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Originally from Asheville, N.C., Combs didn’t pick up the guitar until he was 21 years old and started his career playing around local bars where he worked as a bouncer.

It wasn’t long before Combs started topping the country charts. In 2015, he released his debut single “Hurricane”, which became his first No. 1 and first 3x platinum single.

The singer just released a new EP titled The Prequel, which is his first record since his double-platinum debut album, This One’s For You.

Combs is currently on the road, selling out his first-ever headlining arena tour.

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