More than six years after making his Grand Ole Opry debut on March 2, 2012, Dustin Lynch was invited by Trace Adkins to join the esteemed organization on Aug. 21.
Less than one month later on Sept. 18, Dustin was officially inducted into the Opry by Reba McEntire.
After Dustin had performed four of his hit singles, Reba surprised him onstage, saying, “We’re paving the way like Minnie, Roy, Porter and all the greats before us paved the way for us. Congratulations and welcome to one of the best families in the world.”
“I told everybody before I came out here I’m a crybaby, and I get it from my dad,” said Dustin as he wiped away tears. “This is one of those dreams right now . . . Thank you for allowing us to live the dream.”
Watch Dustin’s induction below.
photo courtesy Chris Hollo/Grand Ole Opry