Luke Combs will officially become a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, July 16.
The superstar was surprised with an invitation to join the hallowed institution earlier this month by Opry members John Conlee, Chris Janson and Craig Morgan. Upon receiving the shocking news, Combs was visibly overcome with emotion as tears poured down his cheeks.
The following day, after Combs had time to regain his composure, he shared a heartfelt message about the opportunity to join the Grand Ole Opry.
“This is the absolute feather in my cap for me as far as career goals,” he wrote. “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.”
The invitation to join the Opry comes less than three years after Combs made his Opry debut.
Kelsea Ballerini, Joe Diffie, The Gatlin Brothers, Vince Gill, Janson, Del McCoury Band, Morgan and Mark Wills are also scheduled to appear at the Grand Ole Opry on July 16. Tickets for the Tuesday night show are on sale now at opry.com.