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.” 

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