Luke Combs’ Heartwarming Gesture Leaves Children’s Hospital Patient Speechless

Combs donated more than a dozen concert tickets to a children’s hospital in his home state.

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 9, 2023

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Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Gavin; Photo via TikTok

Luke Combs recently spread joy and excitement at a Children’s Hospital in his home state of North Carolina with a gift of over a dozen tickets to his upcoming concert at Bank of America Stadium. 

In an effort to brighten the day for young ones facing health challenges, Combs reportedly sent concert tickets to Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital, an award-winning hospital in Charlotte, NC. The hospital distributed the tickets through Seacrest Studios to several patients, including Gavin, a young boy who is recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

The heartwarming moment when Gavin received the tickets was recorded on video and shared on TikTok by his mother.

In the video clip, a staff member is seen surprising the young boy with tickets. 

“Gavin requests a lot of awesome country songs. We jam out to country music. Okay, so, I hope next Friday you don’t have any plans because we would love to send you to the Luke Combs’ concert,” she said. 

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Thank you @Luke Combs for tickets that were given to the Children’s Hospital. And to the studio for passing a pair along to Gavin and leaving him SPEECHLESS for the first time in a long time! ❤️ Gavin can’t wait to sing “Fast Cars”, “When it rains it pours” and “Beautiful Crazy” along with Luke and friends from Levines next Friday night! ❤️🤍💙 See you in Charlotte! 🎶 #gavinstrong #tbisurvivor #LukeCombs #levineschildrenshospital #cltnc #bankofamericastadium #seacreststudios

♬ original sound – Crystal Clampitt

The boy quickly became overcome with emotions and cried happy tears while seated in a wheelchair. 

Gavin’s mom expressed her gratitude towards Luke Combs and graciously thanked the reigning CMA Entertainer Of The Year singer for his incredibly kind gesture that left her son at a loss for words.

“Thank you @Luke Combs for tickets that were given to the Children’s Hospital. And to the studio for passing a pair along to Gavin and leaving him SPEECHLESS for the first time in a long time,” she captioned the clip, which has since amassed over 300k views. “Gavin can’t wait to sing ‘Fast Car,’ ‘When It Rains It Pours’ and ‘Beautiful Crazy’ along with Luke and friends from Levines next Friday night! ❤️🤍💙 See you in Charlotte! 🎶”

Combs’ gesture of giving tickets to Gavin and other patients at the Children’s Hospital provides an opportunity for these children and their families to have a special night out, offering a much-needed break from their ongoing health battles.

Luke Combs; Photo by David Bergman
Luke Combs; Photo by David Bergman

Luke Combs is set to perform at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Caroline on July 14 and July 15. These dates are part of his extensive 2023 World Tour, which kicked off on March 25 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and runs through October 20, where it will wrap up with back-to-back shows in London, England at The O2 Arena.

Hitting three continents and 16 countries, the massive outing will make stops throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Belgium.

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

See a full list of the “Love You Anyway” singer’s tour dates below.

Additionally, the tour comes in support of Luke Combs’ latest album, Gettin’ Old, which arrived on March 24, 2023.

The project features 18 tracks, including “Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old,” “See Me Now,” “Joe,” “Tattoo On A Sunburn,” “5 Leaf Clover,” his chart-topping cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” and more.

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“This album is about the stage of life I’m in right now. One that I’m sure a lot of us are in, have been through, or will go through,” Combs previously explained on social media. He continued, “It’s about coming of age, loving where life is now but at the same time missing how it used to be, continuing to fall for the one you love and loving them no matter what, living in the moment but still wondering how much time you have left, family, friends, being thankful, and leaving a legacy. Me and so many others have poured their hearts and souls into this record and I hope you love it as much as we do.”

Luke Combs Upcoming Tour Dates

July

14—Charlotte, NC—Bank of America Stadium*

15—Charlotte, NC—Bank of America Stadium*

21—Foxborough, MA—Gillette Stadium*

22—Foxborough, MA—Gillette Stadium*

28—Philadelphia, PA—Lincoln Financial Field*

29—Philadelphia, PA—Lincoln Financial Field*

*with special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb

Luke Combs; Photo David Bergman
Luke Combs; Photo David Bergman

Luke Combs International Tour Dates

August

9—Auckland, New Zealand—Spark Arena+

11—Brisbane, Australia—Brisbane Entertainment Centre+

12—Brisbane, Australia—Brisbane Entertainment Centre+

16—Sydney, Australia—Qudos Bank Arena+

17—Sydney, Australia—Qudos Bank Arena+

19—Melbourne, Australia—Rod Laver Arena+

20—Melbourne, Australia—Rod Laver Arena+

23—Adelaide, Australia—Adelaide Entertainment Centre+

26—Perth, Australia—RAC Arena+

September

30—Oslo, Norway—Spektrum

October

1—Stockholm, Sweden—Annexet

4—Copenhagen, Denmark—Vega

6—Hamburg, Germany—Barclays Arena

7—Amsterdam, Netherlands—AFAS Live

8—Paris, France—La Cigale

10—Zurich, Switzerland—The Hall

11—Brussels, Belgium—Ancienne Belgique

13—Dublin, Ireland—3Arena

14—Belfast, N. Ireland—SSE Arena

16—Glasgow, Scotland—OVO Hydro Arena

17—Manchester, England—AO Arena

19—London, England—The O2 Arena

20—London, England—The O2 Arena

+with special guests Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman

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Lauren Jo Black

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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.