Luke Combs And His Wife Nicole Are Raising Their Son Tex Without The Aid Of A Nanny

“We don’t have any help at home (with the baby), so it’s just me and her (Nicole) raising the little man,” he reveals.


Madeleine O’Connell

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March 1, 2023


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Nicole Combs, Luke Combs; Photo by Jamie Schramm\CMA

Luke Combs is praising his wife, Nicole, for taking on most of the work when it comes to raising their baby boy, Tex. 

During an interview with WKML, the country star gave an update on their eight-month-old and revealed he is “doing great.”

“He’s just really getting his personality kinda shining through, and he’s having a good time and smiling and laughing and getting ready to crawl,” Combs shared. 

Luke Combs, Nicole Hocking Combs; Photo via Instagram
Luke Combs, Nicole Hocking Combs; Photo via Instagram

Praises His Wife For Her Hard Work As A Mom

He also shared that while he’s away on the road or busy in the studio, Nicole handles things pretty much all on her own. Many parents, especially busy celebrities, tend to hire a nanny to lend a hand around the house, but in this case, Combs and Nicole have decided not to hire any extra help.

“We don’t have any help at home (with the baby), so it’s just me and her (Nicole) raising the little man,” he added. “So shout out to her for really bearing the brunt of that. It’s just been amazing, you know, being parents; it’s just so great.”

The pair welcomed their first child on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2022. They shared this news with the world through a social media post that included a loving family photo of Combs standing above Nicole as she held their newborn son in their nursery. 

“Welp he decided that Fathers Day would be a good time to show up. I couldn’t agree more. Me and @nicolejcombs are over the moon in love with this little guy,” he wrote at the time. “Mama and baby are healthy and we’re back home now with family. Life is good. Everyone welcome Tex Lawrence Combs to the world!”

Nicole also introduced Tex Lawrence to her followers with a caption that read, “It’s going to be hard to top this past Father’s Day,” she shared. “Welcome to the world, Tex Lawrence Combs. You are the best chillest angel boy and I’m so happy I was chosen to be your mom. These are the days 🤍”

Fatherhood Inspires His Music

As they continue to adjust to their new responsibilities and challenges, Combs went on to explain how becoming a father has inspired a couple of songs on his forthcoming new album, Gettin’ Old.

Luke Combs, Growin' Up and Gettin' Old
Luke Combs, Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old

“There are probably two songs that reflect Tex coming along and my wife really being heavily pregnant. That really was just the tale end of any writing that would have happened for this album. That really hasn’t even set in all the way yet in the songwriting process.”

In some of his more recent social media posts, the country superstar unveiled several details regarding his fourth studio album including the title, cover art, and track list. 

Among those songs are two that he says will reflect this particular chapter of his life.  

“There are two songs that do have that in there, that being ‘You Found Yours,’ which was written before Tex was born, and then ‘Take You With Me,’ which was written maybe two months after he was born.”

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year added, “So there are a lot of dad songs to still be written.”

Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

New Album

The 18-track project is slated to drop on March 24. While Gettin’ Old is set to be released as a standalone album, it appears to be a continuation, or second chapter, of his previously released project, Growin’ Up. In fact, when placed side by side, the album covers connect as one cohesive image. The album art seemingly refers to the shift Combs has seen in his life, from his days in the bar scene, to a life that revolves around being home with family in a house on a hill. 

The album will serve as the follow-up to Combs’ 2022 project, Growin’ Up, which has spawned hits such as “Doin’ This,” “The Kind Of Love We Make,” and his current single, “Going, Going, Gone.”

World Tour

Luke Combs will soon embark on a massive world tour that will visit three continents and 16 countries. The trek, which will be hitting stadiums and arenas across the globe, is set to kick off on March 25 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and wrap up in London, England at The O2 Arena on October 19.

Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb will serve as support on the North American tour date, while special guests on the Australian and New Zealand dates include Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman.

The world tour will visit 16 stadiums across North America, including Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Kansas City’s GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium and more. Hitting three continents and 16 countries, the massive outing will also stop in Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Belgium.

Ticketing information and additional tour details can be found at

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.