Less than three years after making his Grand Ole Opry debut, Luke Combs will become the Opry’s latest member.
The “Beautiful Crazy” singer was performing on the iconic stage Tuesday night when Chris Janson, Craig Morgan and John Conlee joined him on stage.
“We just want to touch you,” Conlee joked with Combs. “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.”
Janson then laid his hand on Combs’ shoulder. The other men joined in and together asked, “How would you like to be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry?”
Combs couldn’t hold back the emotion or hide his shock.
Luke Combs’ career has been one that many only dream of. He released his debut album in 2017 and made history as the first artist to simultaneously top all five Billboard country charts for multiple weeks. He has five No. 1 hits at country radio to his credit with songs including “Hurricane,” “One Number Away” and “Beautiful Crazy,” which spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s country radio charts.
Combs earned Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May, and earned New Male Artist of the Year honors at the 2019 ACM Awards. Combs won Performance of the Year at the 2019 CMT Music Awards last week.
“Since making his Opry debut a little less than three years ago, Luke Combs has become a favorite of fans and fellow artists here at the Opry while simultaneously becoming a chart-topping bona fide country music superstar,” said Opry General Manager Sally Williams in a statement. “We’ve loved every minute of his Opry visits and are thrilled to invite him to become an official part of the Opry family. Luke’s heart is filled with love and genuine appreciation for the Opry, and we are excited this will be his musical home for the rest of what will no doubt will be a long and rewarding career full of great music.”