North Carolina native Luke Combs has a pure passion for country music and when he sings, you feel it.
Combs moved to Nashville in 2014 and has quickly gained momentum among country music fans everywhere he performs. In June, 2015 he released his single “Hurricane” which hit top 10 on iTunes the day of its release, as well as landing on the Billboard Hot Country Top 40 chart. His soothing traditional sound is authentic and untouched. Between his exceptional songwriting endeavors and his flawless vocals, Combs is a rising star in the making. If Chris Stapleton and Aaron Lewis had a baby, I’m pretty sure his name would be Luke Combs.
Where are you answering these questions from and what are you wearing?
My manager’s office. A black swamp assassin hat, white App State T-shirt and shorts. Adidas shoes.
What’s your official title and favorite thing about what you do?
Head Honcho. Connecting with people through a song.
What are three things you CANNOT live without?
Dip, My Guitar and My Couch.
What’s the first concert you’ve ever attended?
Vince Gill at Verizon Wireless Amp in Charlotte, NC 1996.
What’s your favorite cartoon character?
Rocko from Rocko’s Modern Life.
What’s the hardest life lesson you’ve learned?
The right thing is always the hardest thing to do.
Do you have a favorite restaurant or hang out spot in music city?
Rusty Nail in Hermitage.
Beer or whiskey?
Whiskey. Tennessee Whiskey.
Who is your favorite country artist from the 90s?
Brooks & Dunn
Out of all the songs you’ve written, do you have a favorite?
“This One’s For You”
Do you have a favorite place to perform?
Legend’s in Boone, NC
What’s one gift you will never forget?
My appreciation for music.
How do you think songwriters play a vital role in music today?
Songwriters are the blue collar workers of Nashville. Underappreciated, underpaid, and undervalued. They are the most important part of the music business and the most inspirational to me personally.
What’s one super power you wish you had?
I wish I didn’t have to sleep.
You’re making your favorite sandwich…what’s on it?
Turkey, Muenster Cheese, Onions, Spinach, Mayo, Oil, Salt, Pepper, Oregano, on a 5 grain bread.
Name one artist of any genre besides country that you are a fan of and tell us why?
Billy Joel. His pure musical talent and overall vibe.
What makes you laugh out loud?
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Fill in the blank: It’s not a party until…
…I show up.
Fill in the blank: Country music has made me…
Do you have a favorite Luke Combs song? Tweet me and let me know @brittwv.
Luke Comb’s EP This One’s For You is available at iTunes.