Dustin Lynch became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry last night (Tuesday, September 18th) in Nashville. His longtime crush, Reba McEntire, did the honors, welcoming Dustin and shedding a few tears along with him. Dustin told the crowd, “I told everybody before I came out here I’m a crybaby, and I get it from my dad.”

Family, including Dustin's parents and grandparents, the inspiration for his first hit, “Cowboys & Angels,” were on hand for the special occasion. He also received congratulatory wishes and gifts from his fellow entertainers and Opry members. Dustin told reporters backstage: “I walked in today and the first thing I received was a very generous bottle from a beautiful girl by the name of Carrie Underwood with a sweet note, so . . . very classy, and the note said, 'welcome to the family' and it's so cool that Carrie Underwood knows who I am (laughs).”

Also while backstage, a record label executive surprised Dustin with a plaque certifying streams in excess of one billion.

Dustin first performed on the Opry stage in 2012.

Source: Pulse of Radio