“Hadn’t had a good time
Since you know when
Got talked into goin’ out
With hopes you were stayin’ in”
Walking on eggshells. Take a breath. Heart racing. You’ve got it. They tell you to move on and never look back.
“I was feeling like myself for the first time
In a long time
‘Till I bumped into some of your friends
Over there talkin’ to mine”
But what if back is where ‘all your dreams come true’ relationship is holding on but fading fast?
“Then you roll in with your hair in the wind
Baby without warning
I was doin’ alright but just your sight
Had my heart stormin”
“Hurricane,” is Luke Combs’ debut single. Co-written by Combs, Thomas Marc Archer, and Taylor Phillips, the song is currently charting at #4 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs.
The singer grew up listening to country. As happens to most of us he started listening to other genres. Before heading off to college, he continued to drift away from country music. That was until some Appalachian State University friends gave him alumni Eric Church’s Carolina album.
The North Carolina native formed a band and started playing around Boone. They released two EPs, The Way She Rides and Can I Get An Outlaw. In 2014, after building a strong fan base and seeing EP sales increasing, Combs headed to Nashville, 21 credits shy of a degree.
Combs recorded songs for his upcoming album, This One’s For You. Producer Scott Moffatt told him the next step would be mastering the tunes. Not having enough money to master all six songs, he chose “Hurricane.” The rest, as they say, is history. The song sold 14,000 copies on iTunes in 2015. Combs had enough money to finish mastering the album, which will be released June 2 on Columbia Nashville. Like Eric Church, Luke Combs has writing credits on every song on the album.
The 27-year-old is currently on the road with Brantley Gilbert on his The Devil Don’t Sleep arena tour. All profits from Luke Combs’ tour Meet & Greet Upgrades are being donated to Atlanta, Georgia’s Camp Sunshine, which provides recreational, educational, and support programs for children with cancer and their families.