Luke Combs Overcome With Emotion When Invited To Become A Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Luke Combs is going to be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry. On Tuesday evening (June 11), when…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 11, 2019


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Luke Combs Opry Invitation; Photo by Chris Hollo/Grand Ole Opry

Luke Combs is going to be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry.

On Tuesday evening (June 11), when the superstar stepped into the circle at the Opry house, he was surprised with the invitation of a lifetime when Chris Janson, Craig Morgan and John Conlee asked him to become the next member of the hallowed institution.

Combs was immediately overcome with emotion. He bent over and tears began to pour out of his eyes. Janson, Morgan and Conlee embraced him in the emotional moment.

As the audience erupted with cheers, Combs continued to wipe the tears away as he took in the pinnacle moment.

Watch it all go down in the clip below.

Combs will officially be inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry at a later date.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.