North Carolina native Luke Combs found a love for music at a young age. During his high school years, he balanced his time between playing football and singing in local groups. Inspired by country superstars like Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan, Combs picked up a guitar while he was in college and never looked back. Check out these 10 facts about the rising country artist!
The coolest part about this whole thing is the fact I'm just like y'all – a regular ole boy who loves country music. No fancy clothes, no special background – just some blue jeans, cowboy boots, fishing shirt and a baseball hat. And I want y'all to know if I can do this, y'all can do anything you put your mind to. Photo: @zackmassey
1) How old is Luke Combs? He is 28 years old. His birthday is March 2, 1990 and was born and raised in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.
2) How many jobs did Combs quit so that he could move to Nashville and start his music career? He worked two jobs, but he still wasn’t bringing in enough money. When his first paycheck from music was $10,000, he was both surprised and excited that his hobby could be his profession. He quit both his other side jobs and went on to pursue music. “This is a thing. I can make a living out of this,” Combs said, according to The Tennessean.
3) What is Luke Combs middle name? His middle name is Albert.
4) Where did Combs go to college? He went to Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina to study business. The school also happens to be the alma mater of one of his biggest country music heroes, Eric Church. He started playing gigs around his college town, which jumpstarted his fan base and social media following.
5) What song was his debut single? “Hurricane” was released in 2015 but didn’t reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart until 2017. Combs thought the song was going to be part of a six-song EP, but he didn’t have enough money to master the project for production. Instead of mastering all six songs, Combs decided to spend the money on the best song he had at the time, “Hurricane.” It released as a single, found huge success, and allowed him to finish the rest of the project.
6) What is Combs’ favorite way to spend a day off in Nashville? Fishing on the Cumberland River. He enjoys the outdoors and embraces his country roots, whether it’s in his music or on his day off.
7) Who was Combs’ high school celebrity crush? Jennifer Aniston. Known for her role as Rachel on the hit TV Show Friends, Aniston caught Combs’ attention. Maybe he’ll have a chance to meet her now that he is rising in popularity as well?
8) What fellow country singer does he consider to be his ‘spirit animal?’ Garth Brooks, “We’re both dashingly handsome, and we’re both great performers,” Combs hilariously shared with Billboard.
9) What is Combs’ favorite food? If you ask him this question, his answer will be “All of them.” No matter what you throw in front of him, he will eat it.
10) What is his hidden talent? Not sure if this a talent or just a fun fact, but Combs is really good at playing NBA 2K, which is a basketball video game. The sporty country boy grew up playing football and rugby, and he also enjoys playing this electronic form of basketball.
Be sure to share these entertaining factoids with other fans of the star!