On Tuesday evening, Luke Combs received the invitation of a lifetime when he was asked to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.
In a video shared by the Opry, Combs was noticably overcome with emotion when he recevied the invitation from Grand Ole Opry members Craig Morgan, Chris Janson and John Conlee. He could barely compose himself as tears rolled down his face while the packed Opry house erupted with cheers.
Taking time to soak up the news, Combs took to Facebook Wednesday afternoon to share a heartfelt message about his emotional Opry invitation and officially accept the offer to join the hallowed institution.
“This is the absolute feather in my cap for me as far as career goals,” he began. “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.”
“When I saw Craig Morgan, Chris Janson and John Conlee walk out, I thought, “This is how they invite people to become member, but I don’t deserve that yet.’ I believed them when they said they were coming out to sing with me,” he continued. “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.”
Combs’ official Opry induction will be set for later this year.
Re-live the incredible moment in the video below.