Chris Young invited to join Grand Ole Opry by Vince Gil

Chris Young, Grand Ole Opry

Chris Young has been making headlines nationwide for his GoFundMe campaign which has raised over $300,000 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in the devastated area of Houston, Texas.

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Last night, Young was honored for his musical accomplishments by an invitation to the Grand Ole Opry. The offer was made by country music legend Vince Gil, who teamed up with Young on his latest #1 hit, "Sober Saturday Night."

Young was shocked and excited, grabbing Gil into a giant bear hug in his happiness.

Chris Young, Grand Ole Opry

Just before Gil made the offer, he presented Young a Platinum certification for his album Neon and certification plaques for his singles “Think Of You” (Platinum) and “Sober Saturday Night” (Gold). This brings the Grammy winner's tally to 16 Gold and Platinum certifications.

Young will join the likes of Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn and  Reba McEntire at his formal induction which will take place Tuesday, October 17, just days before the release of his 7th album, Losing Sleep.

Watch the full invitation here -

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