Over six years after making his Grand Ole Opry debut on March 2, 2012, Dustin Lynch was invited to join the organization during the August 21st Opry showcase. Dustin received the surprise invite from Trace Adkins, who was celebrating his 15th anniversary as an Opry member. Said Trace: “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.” A stunned Dustin told the crowd, “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.” Dustin will be officially inducted into the Opry family on Sept. 18.
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