Luke Combs got the surprise and thrill of a lifetime recently as he was asked to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Following a few tears, Combs said yes and delivered a triumphant reading of his latest single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” which he performed on the Nissan Stadium main stage at CMA Fest this past weekend. But Combs says that Opry induction outshines all of that.
Combs delivered a three-song set before Opry members John Conlee, Craig Morgan and Chris Janson surprised the North Carolina native with the offer to become its newest member.
To me, it’s the pinnacle of achievement in the genre. The sold-out shows are unbelievable and the number one songs are unbelievable, but this is number one career stuff — this and getting engaged are one and two.
This is the absolute feather in my cap for me as far as career goals. 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 pic.twitter.com/x4PJAT2jsp
— Luke Combs 🎤 (@lukecombs) June 12, 2019
Combs now becomes the youngest male member of the club, an honor previously held by Chris Janson. Kelsea Ballerini, who was inducted in April, is the youngest member at 25.