After a blockbuster 2023 that saw Luke Combs drop a brand new album, tour across the US, Australia and Europe, as well as earning a CMA Award and a coveted Grammy nod, it's safe to say the ‘Fast Car’ megastar has earned a lengthy break.
However, thankfully for us fans, whenever he steps off stage and takes some time at home, this tends to leave room for Luke to pick up his trusty guitar and pen some brand new tunes.
As country music fans began to swap the Fireball for a bottle of Baileys and dust off their cozy, George Strait-themed Christmas jumpers in the lead-up to the holiday season, the North Carolina hitmaker gave listeners an early present when he shared an acoustic rendition of a stellar unreleased original, ‘Noah's Arkansas’.
Fans immediately started calling for the cleverly composed track, which was co-written by Luke and his good buddy, Erik Dylan, to be made available on streaming platforms.
Then, shortly before ushering in the New Year, Luke Combs posted a clip of him playing an endearing, introspective song about the complex yet rewarding life of a father.
In the caption, the ‘Love You Anyway’ singer-songwriter light-heartedly apologised for the abundance of ‘dad songs’ he's been putting out of late, with this newly shared unreleased track, ‘Plant A Seed’, following in the same vein as much of Gettin’ Old.
Luke Combs explained, “Got sent this song a while back from [Wyatt McCubbin] that he wrote with [Rob Snyder] and [Jeff Hyde]. Last night it was in my head and I couldn’t sleep so I got up and messed around with it for a few hours. Been singing it to myself all morning and as I watched the boys while Nicole got a shower in I recorded this. Hope y’all like it and sorry for all the dad songs but that’s where I’m at these days and I couldn’t be happier about it”. Tantalisingly, Luke then reassured fans that there are “a lot more songs to come soon”.
Towards the end of January 2024, Luke Combs teased another movingly introspective unreleased track, ‘The Man He Sees in Me’, penned for his two sons, Beau and Tex. It's another highlight of what fans are dubbing Luke's ‘Dad Duty Sessions’, with the hit songsmith performing unreleased songs while he looks after his children.
As we keep our eyes peeled for more unreleased snippets and acoustic teasers from the bearded crooner, we'll be hoping for more of the same from Luke as he continues his artistic evolution from the rowdy, beer-chugging protagonist of ‘When It Rains It Pours’ into the introspective, reflective father that drives ‘Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old’.
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