Luke Bryan Wants Opry Gig

Fresh off the grand opening of his new Nashville restaurant, Luke Bryan has set his sights on another Music City institution: The Grand Ole Opry. Luke told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that he’s happy his friend Dustin Lynch is the Opry’s newest member:

“I called Dustin Lynch this morning and I congratulated Dustin. These are hard working guys out there that when they get these Opry nods, it changes their life. I’ve got to put in some good words with them, maybe I can be a member one day.  The Opry, what they do for country music is amazing. I sit down with my manager and I’m like, ‘I’ve got to get my butt down to the Opry and play more,’ so Opry, save me some dates. I’m comin.'”

Luke has been on the road all summer with his What Makes You Country tour. When it wraps up next month, he will turn his attention to the second season of American Idol.

Luke added, “I asked my manager, ‘Can I just take my guitar and drive out and show up and play?’  And she said, ‘They want to be able to promote that you’re gonna be there.’  So maybe I should just show up with my guitar and play some songs. I just always feel you owe the Opry that.  They don’t ask for it, but you owe that. It’s a fun thing to be out there and give a night to the Opry.”

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