Luke Combs performed a pre-race show at the DAYTONA 500 this past weekend, it was the first time he sang in front of a crowd in a year.
Luke shared, “One year ago…we were playing the 4th show on the What You See Is What You Get Tour with over 25 shows left. The band and I had worked so hard to bring y’all this show. Little did I know then, it would be the next to last show on the tour in 2020. Even though it’s in a different context, guess my line ‘stop takin’ me for granted like I’ll always be around’ in ‘Dear Today’ really rings true looking back on it.”
Luke adds, “I miss y’all and shows more than you know.”
But on Sunday after the set, Luke said “We got to play a show in front of real people for the first time in a YEAR! What a day.”
Of course it was on Valentine’s day and he got to share the experience with his wife Nicole — Luke says, “This woman makes me a better man every single day.”
But on his way home, he got stranded because of the snow and ice storm covering the Nashville area, so he hasn’t made it back yet…and if you’re Luke Combs and you have time on your hands, what do you do? You share a new song of course!
Luke posted, “Haven’t been able to get home from Daytona yet because of the weather, so we’re just hanging out and I figured I’d share a new song I’ve been working on with Channing Wilson and Rob Snyder. It’s called ‘Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old.’ What do y’all think?”
While he got a taste of performing live again this weekend, Luke is bringing a concert experience to his fans this Thursday!
It’s a little twist on the virtual events we’ve become used to over the past year.
Luke is going to replay the full recording of his concert from Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY — This was the next to last show that he played last year on the What You See Is What You Get Tour.
The set list from the show includes…
“When It Rains It Pours”
“Must’ve Never Met You”
“1, 2 Many”
“Does to Me”
“New Every Day”
“One Number Away”
“Blue Collar Boys”
“She Got the Best of Me”
“All Over Again”
“Memories Are Made Of”
“Even Though I’m Leaving”
“Honky Tonk Highway”
“Lovin’ on You”
“Angels Workin’ Overtime”
“Beer Never Broke My Heart”
“Brand New Man” (Brooks & Dunn cover)
Head to Luke’s Facebook page for more details and a link to the livestream event.
Of course while he thought “Better Together” would do well, Luke Combs might not have predicted it would have done this well — it’s once again the number-one song on the Billboard airplay charts, and it’s the longest reigning number-one of 2021 so far!
Photo Credit: Zack Massey