VINCE GILL and JOE DIFFIE helped induct LUKE COMBS into the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday . . . but it turns out that Luke’s history with Vince goes all the way back to when he was six years old. It’s a great story too.
Luke’s mom and grandmother snuck him into a concert Vince was doing at a minor league baseball stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. They hid him in the backseat. And it was a great night, until it wasn’t.
Luke says, quote, “I actually missed my favorite song that night. I started crying because there was thunder in the background, so we ended up leaving early.”
The actual Opry induction was emotional, although Luke managed to sneak in a little humor. Here’s some of his acceptance speech: Quote, “It’s pretty hard to find anything to say that makes me feel like I wouldn’t sound like an idiot right now.
“Here I am on stage with people that I grew up listening to and people that have shaped me as an artist, and I just want to say thank you. And thank you to the fans. Without y’all there is no country music. I will never forget tonight. Thank you everyone for being a part of it.”