March 2, 1990 (33)
Luke Combs is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. He began his career in the early 2010s and released his debut album, “This One’s for You,” in 2017. The album produced several hit singles, including “Hurricane” and “When It Rains It Pours,” and was certified double platinum by the RIAA. Combs followed up this success with the release of his second album, “What You See Is What You Get,” which also produced several hit singles and was certified double platinum. He has received numerous awards and nominations for his music, including multiple CMA, ACM, and CMT awards. His style is considered a mix of traditional and modern country music. Combs is known for his deep and raspy voice, relatable lyrics and his energetic live performances.
Since first bursting onto the country music scene, Luke Combs has masterfully cultivated an array of collaborations with industry heavyweights that have unquestionably enhanced his career and shaped his musical trajectory. Notably, his initial venture with singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett in the chart-topping charity single “Be A Light” was a heartfelt moment in Combs’ career, its universal message of hope and unity resonating powerfully with fans amidst tumultuous times. His partnership with country legends Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn in the reimagining of the classic “Brand New Man” led to a Grammy nomination.
Further diversifying his repertoire, Combs joined forces with pop artist Ed Sheeran for a crossover collaboration on “Dive”, bridging the gap between country and pop, an effort which illustrated Combs’ willingness to push the boundaries of his genre. Similarly, his work with rock icon Eric Church on “Does To Me” yielded yet another number one hit on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
A more unexpected alliance formed when Combs partnered with Billy Strings, the bluegrass virtuoso, for an emotional rendition of “The Great Divide”. This collaboration not only showcased Combs’ versatility but also his deep-rooted respect for traditional American music genres. Finally, his remarkable duet with Carly Pearce on “I Hope You’re Happy Now” exemplified his adeptness at vocal harmony and narrative storytelling, characteristics that have solidified his reputation as a compelling and authentic country artist.