Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking Ask Fans To Help Settle Household Debate

Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking are asking their fans to help them settle a common household debate and they took…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 11, 2020


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Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking are asking their fans to help them settle a common household debate and they took to Instagram stories to ask fans to weigh in.

The superstar and his wife of four months are having a friendly competition over how to pronounce the word syrup.

“Alright folks, me and Nicole have a debate going: is it ‘sir’-up or ‘sear’-up?,” he asks in his latest Instagram story.

Combs added an official poll to the clip, giving fans the opportunity to vote for the correct pronunciation.

“It’s ‘sir’-up for sure,” he adds, while Nicole can be heard in the background saying, “It’s ‘sear’-up!”

Combs’ official poll currently sits at 71% for “sir”-up and 29% for “sear”-up.

Luke Combs Instagram Stories
Luke Combs Instagram Stories

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His latest single, “Better Together,” is climbing the charts at country radio now.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.