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Luke Combs was shocked Tuesday night when fellow country singers Chris Janson, Craig Morgan and John Conlee invited him to join the Grand Ole Opry. Luke Combs’ new album What You See Is What You Get will be out November 8.
Combs immediately precedes Saturday’s headliner, Sam Hunt, whose top-of-the-bill Stagecoach booking cements his status as one of country’s newest top-line stars and positions the center festival spot as a showcase for Country Future. Friday’s headliner, Luke Bryan, and Sunday’s festival closer, Jason Aldean, are both making return appearances as top draws on this year’s slate of some 75 performers and DJs.
As big as this year has been for Combs, though, the next several months will only get bigger. Already in the midst of a hot-ticket arena tour, he’ll release his highly anticipated second album, What You See Is What You Get , on Nov. 8. He’s also just announced his first headlining stadium show next May, set for his home state of North Carolina.
Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Luke Combs has been a passionate vocalist and musician since a young age, having even performed a solo performance at Carnegie Hall while still in high school. After dabbling in country music during his time at Appalachian State University, he dropped out his senior year to pursue a music career.
Combs tagged the final phrase one last time at the end of the last chorus, emphasizing the father’s final words: I ain’t goin’ nowhere.” It was a nuance he had added to the song after a handful of public and private performances.
As ever, Combs understands his audience, which is clear two hours later when he walks onstage in full Luke Combs regalia (black shirt, cap, Solo cups). In the pit, a cross-section of fans – a young girl on her father’s shoulders, a pink-haired woman in checkered Vans, a group of drunken bros and a female couple who kiss during Beautiful Crazy” – seems to know every word. When Combs finally plays Beer Never Broke My Heart,” they all sing along, three days before the single has even been released.
The CMA and ACM-award winner released his new five track EP, which contains five new songs co-written by Combs and includes the lead single Beer Never Broke My Heart,” which he played Wednesday night at the 2019 CMT Music Awards.
These achievements add to an already monumental year for Combs, whose breakthrough debut album This One’s For You is now certified RIAA double Platinum. Since it’s release June 2, 2017, the album has spent a total of 29 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, including 16 weeks in 2018—making it the highest selling country album last year with 1.1 million equivalent album units sold and the only country album to surpass 1 million album units. It’s also the most-streamed country album of 2019 so far. Additionally, Combs was recently named Country Artist of the Year at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, New Artist of the Year at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards and was the recipient of a CMA Triple Play Award for writing three #1 songs in a 12 month period.
Combs easily bridges the two with his grasp of Music Row songcraft (he’s deft at finding new life in familiar idioms) and his instinct for humanizing songs with his performances. His determination to at least co-write his songs dates back to the disappointment he felt upon discovering that many of the genre’s giants didn’t generate their own material. In Eric Church , who attended the same school, Appalachian State, roughly a dozen years ahead of him, Combs found a template for channeling a distinct persona into every aspect of the creative process.
Beautiful Crazy” is holding down its eighth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and it’s closing in on a full year on the chart — testifying to the slow, steady build it has exerted since its release last year. The official video has logged more than 122 million views.
The Country Music Antichrist Scott Borchetta is hellbent on world domination ladies and gentlemen, and in the process expect him to pull country music in the pop direction more than ever before. In an interview, he downplayed Luke Combs and Kane Brown, while touting Thomas Rhett as the only true 20-something headliner.
Combs was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. He has been performing as a vocalist since his childhood. While attending A.C. Reynolds High School, Combs played football and performed with multiple vocal groups, including performing a solo in the world-renowned Carnegie Hall. Later, he attended Appalachian State University where he played his first country music show at the Parthenon Cafe. With less than a month left of his fourth-year of college, he dropped out to pursue his country music career.
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Then, in college at Appalachian State University, he discovered Eric Church , who appealed to the side of Combs that loved classic rock and Metallica , but also to the part of him that connected with working-class America. Combs’ mother was laid off from her job after 20 years due to corporate restructuring, and Church’s understanding of the small-town common man made Combs see the genre in a new light. Those were the kind of lyrics that he wanted to write – the drinking songs and the tales of normal folks and their struggles and imperfect loves.
Enjoying a stellar 2018, Luke Combs’ debut full-length record This One’s For You has been one of the highest-selling country albums in Australia so far this year, and has garnered three consecutive No.1 US country hits, with a fourth, ‘She Got The Best Of Me’ the longest-running US No.1 country radio single this year, chalking up 4 straight weeks at the top.
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Luke Combs is from North Carolina, born in Charlotte and raised in Asheville, where he moved when he was eight years old. As a teenager, he played football and sang in vocal groups. While attending college at Appalachian State – the same school Eric Church attended years earlier – he decided to put his studies on the back burner so he could concentrate on country music. Learning how to play guitar, Combs amassed a catalog of original songs as he played shows on a regular basis. When he was just shy of earning his degree, he dropped out of college. After gigging regularly in North Carolina, he headed to Nashville in 2014 to pursue a musical career.
New for 2020, for the very first time the international series Introducing Nashville will see artists including Abby Anderson, Eric Paslay and Tenille Townes take to the mainstage together for an acoustic set sharing stories behind their tracks. The C2C Spotlight Stage will also be back.
Last week, Combs won Performance of the Year at the 2019 CMT Music Awards. In May, he earned Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. And, the month before, he scored New Male Artist of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards. Combs was also nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards.
Clad in a knee-length denim dress, the actress covered Luke Combs’ emotionally charged smash hit Even Though I’m Leaving” at the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year ceremony Wednesday night in Nashville.
Don’t call country music newcomer Luke Combs an outlaw. The word doesn’t really fit, though he does have an undeniable independent streak. And outsider doesn’t really work anymore either, since he’s come to Nashville and quickly won himself a record deal and quite a bit of attention.
Luke Albert Combs (born March 2, 1990) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Combs has released one album for Columbia Records Nashville, which has produced three singles: “Hurricane”, “When It Rains It Pours”, and “One Number Away”, all three of which have charted on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay.
Luke Combs is opening up about his upcoming wedding to his fiancée, Nicole Hocking. The couple, who got engaged last November , will wed sometime in 2020, although Combs isn’t revealing too many more details about their big day.
After releasing new music and teasing a big upcoming announcement, Luke Combs pulled a fast one on his fans this morning. The When it Rain it Pours” singer posted a message on Instagram, letting his fans know that he would not be releasing new music this year.
You can expect the flannel-loving, jean-clad, ballcap-wearing Combs to sing and dance around the stage with his signature two red Solo cups in hand. Since most of his songs are not new to his fans, they will be singing along with every word, even when it comes to his yet-to-be released titles. If it feels like you’ve heard some of his jams before, you probably have.
Combs has unveiled the first 6-tracks on the new album, as well as track 12 and unveiling the collaboration effort with Eric Church on track 13 in which the name of the song has not yet been released as mentioned above. The album features 17 tracks, including the five tracks that was previously released on Combs’ EP, The Prequel.
Luke is trying to score his seventh consecutive No. 1 single with the release of the new tune. Penned by Luke, Wyatt B. Durrette and Ray Fulcher, Even Though I’m Leaving” is featured on Luke’s 2019 EP, The Prequel.
The fact that Combs is getting somewhere right now, at a time when even male country stars are held to a gym-toned, groomed and airbrushed standard, is a sign that the success of a burly, bearded singer like Chris Stapleton may have helped create a space for male performers whose appeal isn’t predicated on easily packaged heartthrob potential. Combs projects a lot of other qualities that have been largely missing from the country mainstream of late, like hearty emotionalism (see: his experienced, empathetic bartender offering reassurance to a heartsick day-drinker in “Lonely One”) and earthy, self-deprecating wit.
Metz, of course, is no stranger to singing for an audience. In April, she released a video for her song, “I’m Standing With You,” from her film “Breakthrough.” That same month, she made her live singing debut with none other than superstar Carrie Underwood at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Luke Combs arrives as arguably the biggest country star of the moment. He drew an impressive 72,384 paid attendance for his Wednesday night debut at NRG Stadium.
Combs is probably best known for the single, Hurricane,” a song about a small town break up that has already helped him amass over 140,000 followers and climb across social media platforms, and now 20 million streams of his music.
Combs, whose songwriting ability earned kudos from Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow at the All for the Hall event, says he’d like to tackle more personal subject matter in his songs, though he’s just kind of dipping my toes in the water of that stuff” for now. Two of the songs he performed in L.A. — the introspective note-to-self, Dear Today,” and a still-untitled track he wrote about his parents — are expected to be included on the new album. And though the 29-year-old says he won’t be singing songs about having kids” anytime soon, he’s eager to use his music and his platform to bring more people together.
It’s said that time is the harshest critic of all. If that’s the case, time has not been very kind to the music of Florida Georgia Line at all. The title of their new album ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’ isn’t fooling anybody, and apparently the fickle pop country music fan has moved on en masse to the likes of Luke Combs and others.
Luke Combs dropped a new video for his current single, Even Though I’m Leaving,” which features the North Carolina native performing the song live for the first time.
No matter what you’re looking to spend, Vivid Seats has tickets to fit your budget. Currently, Luke Combs tickets at Vivid Seats start at $34. Here are the new dates for Combs’ fall tour. The summer leg of the Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour, running March through July, is sold out.
What You See Is What You Get is the follow up to Combs’ breakthrough double Platinum debut, This One’s For You, which has spent 47 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—the longest reign ever for a male artist and second longest for an artist overall following Shania Twain’s Come On Over in 1997 (50 weeks). This One’s For You is also the most-streamed country album of 2019 so far.
Red Rocks in Colorado and New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom are two extraordinary scenes Combs will hit subsequent to beginning in Birmingham, Ala., on Jan. 31. He’ll play for the most part ends of the week, with an all-inclusive break in March before the pace moderates in April and May. The visit is named after a melody called Brew Never Broke My Heart” that Combs plays live, yet has not yet included on a collection.