NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (June 11, 2019) – Luke Combs was surprised tonight by Opry members John Conlee, Chris Janson, and Craig Morgan with an invitation to become an official Grand Ole Opry member.
As Combs wrapped his No. 1 hit “She Got The Best Of Me,” Conlee, Janson, and Morgan took the stage for the coveted invitation. “What a career this guy is having,” Conlee began. Turning to Combs, he added, “The Grand Ole Opry wants you to know we just love you.”
Janson and Morgan took it from there, asking in unison to a visibly moved Combs, “How would you like to be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry?!” After a round of congratulations from his three will-be fellow Opry members, Combs offered, “Holy cow! Are you serious? ‘Cause if you’re not serious, that’s really mean.”
Combs’ official Opry induction will be set for later this year.
“Since making his Opry debut a little less than three years ago, Luke 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. 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 throughout what will no doubt be a long and rewarding career full of great music.”
About Luke Combs
CMA and ACM Award-winner Luke Combs is a multi-platinum, No. 1 Country singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC. With brazen songwriting talent and grizzled, soul-infused vocals, Combs stormed onto the music landscape as one of Country’s brightest stars with the release of his critically-acclaimed, RIAA double Platinum, No. 1 debut album, This One’s For You on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. Since its release, the album has spent a total of 35 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, including 16 weeks in 2018—the most of any album in a calendar year. The album's first five singles—3x platinum “Hurricane,” 3x platinum “When It Rains It Pours,” platinum “One Number Away,” platinum “She Got The Best of Me” and 2x platinum "Beautiful Crazy"—have all reached #1 making Combs the first artist ever to score five consecutive career-opening #1’s on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Adding to his monumental year, Combs recently released his new EP, The Prequel, which features 5 new songs co-written by Combs including lead single "Beer Never Broke My Heart." The track debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Country Streaming Songs chart with 11 million streams—setting the record for the best first week of streaming ever for a country song. Continuing to make history, Combs is also the first artist to simultaneously top all five Billboard country charts for multiple weeks: Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales. Recently awarded Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, New Artist of the Year at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, New Male Artist of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards and Country Artist of the Year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Combs is currently in the midst of his sold-out “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour”—his first ever headline arena tour.