Luke Combs Says Singing Was Just Something that Made Him Happy

Luke Combs Says Singing Was Just Something that Made Him Happy

Luke Combs is one of country music’s biggest stars right now — creating hit after hit.

At this year’s ACM Awards he’s nominated for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year. When it comes to his ability to sing like he does, Luke says it’s not that he took a class or had training, it was just something that he loved to do, and was encouraged to do it by his family.

Luke says, “I don’t know, I would compare it to being tall, I guess. It’s just kind of like, I started singing as soon as I could talk, is what my parents always told me. I was always getting in trouble for humming in class, and singing and stuff. I remember my Aunts would always make me sing when I was real little, 5 or 6.”

So, with all that encouragement, when did Luke realize he might have a singing career a head of him, “I don’t know, I just didn’t even really know I was any good at it until probably I was in the 9th grade. I just knew I liked it, and people liked to hear me sing, and that was it. I wasn’t like ‘man, am I any good at this,’ or anything, it was just something that I was comfortable doing, and that really made me happy, so that was how the singing came into the picture.”

Well, these days Luke Combs’ singing is making a bunch of people happy — especially with songs like his new one — check out the video for “Forever After All”

Photo Credit: Jim Wright

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell