Dustin Lynch is still riding high on cloud nine after being invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday during his performance. After collecting his thoughts for several hours, yesterday Dustin tweeted…
I have to be completely honest…I still haven’t had the moment to myself to let this sink in…because this honor comes with such gravity. It’s something I’ve always dreamed of…until I find the words, TWO words express it all. THANK YOU @opry and those who have lifted us up pic.twitter.com/R5bM32l3Wa
— Dustin Lynch (@dustinlynch) August 22, 2018
Opry member Trace Adkins made the special surprise invitation during Dustin’s performance telling him, “Being a member of the Grand Ole Opry is at the top of my list of achievements in my career and always will be. We want people to be members of the Grand Ole Opry that will have a respect for this institution that it deserves, that it has earned for 92 years. We think that Dustin Lynch is going to carry on in that proud tradition, and we’re glad to have you.”
Dustin initially reacted by saying, “I can’t even talk cause I’m gonna start crying. I’ve got my family here tonight and a lot of my team members – a lot of guys and girls that are responsible for getting me on this stage for the very first time, getting my music played at Country radio and all over the world now, and I wanna say we would not be here if it wasn’t for you. Thank you guys so much. A lot of things have happened over the past six years, but it started with that last song we just played. ‘Cowboys and Angels’ was the very first song I got to play on the Grand Ole Opry – March 2, 2012 – I’ll never forget that day. I wanna say Mom and Dad, thank you so much. I’m glad you came tonight. We have so much to celebrate. I’m gonna attempt to sing a song with a frog in my throat and tears in my eyes.”
Dustin will be formally inducted as an Opry member on September 18th.
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) August 22, 2018
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