Before country music star Luke Combs set his heart on making it big in Nashville, he had a completely different and totally unrelated career path in mind. The hit-maker was enrolled at Appalachian State University and playing with the idea to join the police force.
“I wanted to be a homicide detective. It would’ve been very cool, but I realized that I didn’t have the gumption to be a police officer for like 10 years before that,” the North Carolina native explained to Taste of Country. “I just wasn’t cut out for that part of the job. I think more of the solving the mystery was more intriguing to me than going out and walking the beat.”
Combs ended up dropping out of college before obtaining a degree and committed himself fully to country music by relocating to Nashville. If Combs didn’t make waves on the Music City scene and was forced to abandon his dreams, he’s unsure about where he would have ended up.
“I don’t know what I would be doing,” he confessed. “I haven’t given it that much thought, but I’d probably be working a job that I hate, to be really honest with you.”
Well, Luke doesn’t have to be concerned about having a fall-back. The 28-year-old just picked up the ‘New Artist of the Year’ honor at the 2018 CMA Awards and has been on fire since dropping his debut single, “Hurricane,” independently in 2015.
Watch Combs perform “She Got The Best of Me” live below!
Luke certainly isn’t the only country star whose life could have been drastically different— Luke Bryan nearly stuck with his family’s peanut farming business, Eric Church could have followed his father into leading a furniture-making company, and Chris Stapleton might have become a Kentucky coal miner. It’s hard to imagine any of these entertainers doing anything different!
Share this interesting tidbit with other Luke Combs fans!