After approximately 200 performances inside the Grand Ole Opry’s hallowed circle, Chris Jason was formally inducted into the Opry on March 20 by Garth Brooks.
Garth welcomed Chris to the Opry by saying, “Chris, it is my honor to welcome you to the family. This will be—no matter how many times you look back on it—the greatest night of your music career.”
“How do you not cry on a night like this?” said Chris. “To know me is to know I really, truly love the Grand Ole Opry . . . This will be a moment I will never forget . . . Thanks for making my dreams come true, and thanks for buying a ticket to the Opry to see it happen! I hope you come back a million times! I’ll buy the ticket for ya. I don’t even care. I love you that much!”
Not only is Chris the Opry’s newest member, the 31-year-old is also the Opry’s youngest member.
Watch Chris’ induction below.
photo by Chris Hollo, Grand Ole Opry