Dustin Lynch Welcomed As Newest Member Of The Grand Ole Opry

20/09/2018

BROKEN BOW RECORDS' DUSTIN LYNCH became the newest member of the GRAND OLE OPRY as his idol -- and unapologetically open crush -- REBA MCENTIRE inducted him in to the OPRY family. LYNCH was invited to join the OPRY last month (NET NEWS 8/22) and last night performed four of his previous singles on the OPRY stage before MCENTIRE surprised him.

"We're paving the way like MINNIE [PEARL], ROY [ACUFF], PORTER [WAGONER], and all the greats before us paved the way for us," said MCENTIRE during the official induction. "Congratulations, and welcome to one of the best families in the world." Added LYNCH, "I told everybody before I came out here [that] I'm a crybaby, and I get it from my dad. This is one of those dreams right now...Thank you for allowing us to live the dream."

"We are truly delighted to officially welcome DUSTIN into the OPRY family," noted GRAND OLE OPRY GM SALLY WILLIAMS. "Since making his OPRY debut [in 2012], DUSTIN has forged a genuine, lasting relationship with the OPRY's members, staff, and audiences. He's debuted would-be hits on our stage, while backstage he's gotten to know some of his music heroes and helped welcome newcomers into the Country music fold. As DUSTIN becomes our newest member tonight, we look forward to that relationship growing even stronger, and -- as TRACE ADKINS noted when inviting DUSTIN to join the family last month -- to DUSTIN carrying on the OPRY's proud tradition for decades to come."


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