Rising country star Luke Combs didn’t expect to find rapid success when he first picked up a guitar back in college. Now, he has a studio album (plus deluxe version), lives in Nashville, and produces radio hits!
“I would have thought we’d have a little bit of success,” Combs told Taste of Country. “But not the year that we’ve had.”
In the past year, he has produced three No. 1 hits from his debut album This One’s for You, first with “Hurricane” and “When It Rains It Pours.” His third and most recent single, “One Number Away,” followed suit, reaching the top of Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart. Now Combs is headlining his own shows!
“It’s hard to believe – three No. 1s within a year,” Combs shared with Nash Country Daily. “It’s been a wild ride, for sure. We have some great fans, and I’m super thankful for the success of the songs.”
The life of a successful musician is exhausting, but he enjoys it! He says the hardest part of a nonstop travel schedule is getting enough rest, specifically for his voice. After a show, he usually goes to the bus to try to rest, but sometimes that takes away time from his social life.
“And sometimes people are like, ‘Why don’t you ever hang out?’ I’ve got 20 people that count on me every day to be out playing shows, so I kinda don’t have that luxury of hanging out as much as I’d like to.”
It pays off because he’s building a loyal fan base with each show he plays.
“Right now, we’ve got fans who’ve been to 30, 40 shows,” Combs said, adding that he is surprised he has so many fans at this point in his musical career. “It’s hard to imagine the support that we have, kind of everywhere. We sold out in Hawaii, went to Europe, we went to Australia. It’s just hard to imagine that five years ago, I couldn’t get a guy to stop eating a chicken wing and listen to me play.”
As a celebration of his recent achievements, Combs released a deluxe version of his first album called This One’s for You Too on June 1st. It features 17 tracks: 12 songs from the original album and five new songs. The new songs include “Must’ve Never Met You,” “Houston, We Got a Problem,” “Beautiful Crazy,” “A Long Way” and “She Got the Best of Me.” Here’s a little taste of it:
Now that he has had so much success, he says it’s time to buy a house! The North Carolina native is planning to buy a house somewhere in Music City.
“I’m looking forward to buying a house soon, so I think that will allow me some time to sit down and think about some of the awesome stuff I’ve gotten to do over the last year,” Combs admitted to the outlet. “I’m looking for a piece of land. I want some acreage to hunt and kind of get away from everything. I really like that space. I’m excited. I’d love to get that peaceful spot.”
We look forward to watching Luke Combs grow as an artist and continue his rise to the top of the country music scene!
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