Country music hit-maker Luke Combs invited to become an official part of the Grand Ole Opry family! The North Carolina native got the great news from Opry members Chris Janson, Craig Morgan, and John Conlee after performing three songs at the Opry on Tuesday night (6/11)!
“What a career this guy is having. It is incredible. You all know that. We all know that. The Grand Ole Opry wants you to know that we just love you,” Conlee said while onstage with Combs.
“How would you like to be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry?,” Janson and Morgan asked the surprised country star in unison.
Luke Combs Invited by Chris, Craig, and John
What an emotional moment for the “Beer Never Broke My Heart” singer!
“Holy cow! Are you serious? Okay, because if you’re not serious, that would be really mean,” the shocked star responded to the big news.
“This is the absolute feather in my cap for me as far as career goals,” Combs shared after leaving the stage. “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.”
June has already been a big month for the star. His new EP, The Prequel, dropped on June 7th! The EP features five new songs co-written by Combs including lead single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” which recently premiered worldwide at country radio. The release adds to an already monumental year for Combs and is the first release following his double Platinum certified debut album, This One’s For You, which was released June 2, 2017 and has spent a total of 35 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart—the longest reign for a solo male artist in over 25 years.
THE PREQUEL TRACK LIST
1. “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (written by Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton)
2. “Refrigerator Door” (written by Luke Combs, Jordan Brooker)
3. “Even Though I’m Leaving” (written by Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher)
4. “Lovin’ On You” (written by Luke Combs, Thomas Archer, Ray Fulcher, James McNair)
5. “Moon Over Mexico” (written by Luke Combs, Ray Fulcher, Dan Isbell, Jonathan Singleton)