Induction comes a month after his invitation
Luke Combs will be officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, July 16th. The CMA and ACM Award-winning artist made his Opry debut less than three years ago and was surprised with the Opry invitation on June 11th by Opry members John Conlee, Chris Janson and Craig Morgan. Among the Opry members scheduled for the July 16th show are the Opry’s newest member, Kelsea Ballerini, Joe Diffie, The Gatlin Brothers, Vince Gill, Janson, Del McCoury Band, Morgan, and Mark Wills. Tickets are on sale now at opry.com.
Among many other artists coming to the Opry this summer are Charlie Daniels Band, Crystal Gayle, Randy Houser, Tracy Lawrence, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Oak Ridge Boys, and Carrie Underwood.
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 No. 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 No. 1 making Combs the first artist ever to score five consecutive career-opening No. 1’s on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
Adding to his monumental year, Combs recently released his new EP, The Prequel, which features five new songs co-written by Combs including lead single “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” The track debuted at No. 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.
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