Chayce Beckham on his Opry debut: “What a moment, what a night”

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Chayce Beckham is beaming with gratitude after making his long-awaited Grand Ole Opry debut.

The milestone moment took place October 18 as Chayce took the hallowed stage to perform his autobiographical single, “23,” and the powerful “Till the Day I Die.”

“Hello, from The Grand Ole Opry,” Chayce captioned an Instagram carousel of photos of him on the Opry stage. “What a moment, what a night, still lost for words, all I can say is how incredibly grateful I am of the opportunities I have had in this life, where they have taken me, and all the beautiful people who let me sing my stories for them along the way. God bless you, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you [heart emoji].”

“It’s been a long, long road, and I’d like to thank everyone who has been on it with me,” the American Idol alum added in a press statement. “It’s hard not to be emotional when something you have been working so hard at comes to fruition, and the people who got you there can hand you the award for it on the biggest stage in Country music.”

“Because of my family, my team, and my fans, I got to step foot into the Circle and sing at the Grand Ole Opry,” he shared.

“23” is currently top 20 and ascending the country charts.

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