The Grand Ole Opry welcomed a new member into its prestigious circle on Tuesday night.
Vince Gill initially came on stage to deliver Chris Young's gold and platinum records.
Gill then made a joke that he never got paid for playing on Young's album.
"I'm still five years away from Social Security, and I'll tell ya what, I'll make you a deal. I'll forgive the session fees if you'll be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry," Gill said.
Young was shocked and lifted Gill off the stage with a big hug before kissing the hallowed wooden circle on the Opry stage.
"You got me really good. I love you guys. I love everybody here. I love this place," Young said.
Young, who is a Murfreesboro native, recently made headlines for donating $100,000 to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
A formal induction ceremony will be held in October.
Click here to watch video of the full surprise on the Opry stage.
to watch Chris Young talk about joining the Opry.
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