Tuesday night (Sept. 18), platinum-selling Broken Bow Records star Dustin Lynch stepped into the famed wooden circle of the Grand Ole Opry for what would be the night he was inducted into the family. After singing a few of his hit songs, iconic entertainer and Opry member Reba McEntire surprised the singer onstage to induct him as the Grand Ole Opry’s newest member.
Back in August, Trace Adkins surprised Lynch with the exclusive invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. McEntire welcoming Lynch as an official member came as a complete surprise to the “Good Girl” singer. Clearly shocked and emotional, Lynch thanked his friends, family, bandmates and everyone who plays a part in his career. He later shared, “I wouldn’t have wanted to be inducted by anyone else … Reba’s the top of my list. She could have been anywhere in the world today and chose to be here. That means so much to me.”
Lynch made his Opry debut back on March 2, 2012, singing his breakthrough hit “Cowboys and Angels” from his self-titled debut album. The track later went platinum-certified. Since then, Lynch has racked up five more platinum or gold #1 singles (“Where It’s At,” “Hell of a Night,” “Mind Reader,” “Seein’ Red” and “Small Town Boy”) and three Top 5 Country albums (Dustin Lynch, Where It’s At and Current Mood).
Aside from the Opry induction and the surprise of Reba McEntire, even more good news was in store for Lynch on his special night. Backstage, BBR Music Group Executive Vice President Jon Loba stepped up to surprise the star with a special commemorative plaque certifying over 1 billion digital streams throughout the course of his career.
Meanwhile, Lynch’s energetic current single “Good Girl” is making its way up the Country radio charts, and its action-packed video is live now. Up next for Lynch is a high-profile performance at the all-genre iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV, on Saturday (Sept. 22), and he’ll team up with Cole Swindell and special guest Lauren Alaina for the “Reason To Drink… Another Tour” beginning October 4 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
For tour dates and more information visit DustinLynchMusic.com.