Days after the 53rd Annual CMA Awards where he took home two trophies, including Male Vocalist of the Year, country superstar Luke Combs continued his sold-out Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour, bringing his incredible live show to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday (Nov. 21).
Combs took the stage with “Honky Tonk Highway” and went on to sing hit after hit, including “When It Rains It Pours,” “She Got The Best Of Me” and “Beautiful Crazy.”
Fans weren’t just singing along to the radio hits though, at times it was difficult to differentiate the radio hits from the deeps cuts as his fans seemed to know every word.
Combs is truly a joy to watch on stage. He is incredibly humble and even thanked the crowd many times for being there throughout the evening. At one point, he addressed his rising fame, saying, “Having your name or face on everything is weird, it’s on my guitar pick, trucks, buses, t-shirts and everything and as much as I do appreciate it, it is weird to me still.”
One of the many highlights of the evening was when Combs slowed things down a bit for the poignant “Dear Today.”
“I’m gonna play you guys a bunch of new songs off the album tonight, but this one is one of my favorites and I wrote it with a dear friend of mine who is in attendance tonight, Mr. Rob Snyder from right here in Philadelphia,” Combs shared with the audience. “We also wrote a song together about five years ago called ‘She Got The Best Of Me’ and couldn’t have happened to a better guy, so Rob wherever you’re at, I’m proud of you buddy and I love you. I am gonna sing this song for your folks tonight, this one is called ‘Dear Today.'”
Combs closed the show with “Beer Never Broke My Heart” followed by an encore of Brooks & Dunn’s “Brand New Man” and his debut smash, “Hurricane.” Fans were singing so loudly they nearly overpowered Combs during the encore.
Luke Combs is undoubtedly one of the hottest, if not the hottest artist in country music right now. After seeing him live, it’s clear why. He is a true talent. He sings songs people can relate to and he doesn’t try to be something he’s not. In country music, authenticity wins every time and Combs is as authentic as they come.
Morgan Wallen provided direct support and his live show did not disappoint. After seeing his set, it’s clear that he is well on his way to becoming an arena headliner himself.
Also joining Combs on the Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour was newcomer Jameson Rodgers. Though this marks his first supporting role on an arena tour, Rodgers appeared to be a seasoned performer and even had fans singing along to songs such as “Some Girls” and “Missing One.”
Dee Jay Silver kept the energy up between sets mixing country and pop favorites for the crowd to enjoy.
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Dee Jay Silver