Luke Combs Keeps Promise, Launches New Tumbler To Support Fan Who Was Hit With Lawsuit
All net proceeds will benefit Nicol Harness and her family.
Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Tumbler; Photo via Luke Combs Website
Luke Combs followed through with his promise to launch a new tumbler via his official online store and donate proceeds to Nicol Harness, a fan who was hit with a lawsuit for selling unauthorized homemade Luke Combs merchandise through Amazon.
The Tumbler Is Available For Pre-Order Now
The two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year initiated a pre-sale for the product on Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 13), just hours after he shared a video message in response to the lawsuit.
The tumbler features various versions of Luke Combs’ logo, photos of the country star, his Gettin’ Old album cover, and more. The 14 oz tumbler comes with a lid and is available to purchase via the pre-sale for $20 plus shipping. According to his website, the tumbler is expected to ship in early February 2024. All net proceeds will benefit Harness and her family.
Fans Praise Combs For Making It Right
Fans flocked to his social media posts to praise him for fulfilling his promise to make the situation right.
“This is the nicest thing I have ever seen a performer do for someone. You’re a beautiful soul. Just amazing,” one X user shared, while another wrote, “You are a gem of a human being @lukecombs Sure wish we had more like you in this world!”
Other messages in the thread included: “Thank you @lukecombs for making this right for Nicol “Well done!!! That’s how you handle a problem. Be accountable and take action. Just awesome stuff. A huge fan of yours, and now even bigger. Great job brother!”
What Was The Luke Combs Lawsuit About?
This stemmed from a news report from WFLA stating that Nicol Harness was hit with a lawsuit and asked to pay Combs $250,000 after reportedly selling 18 tumblers for $20 apiece, totaling $380.
Harness, who has congestive heart failure, and is unable to work a typical 9 to 5 job, told the outlet, “It’s very stressful. I don’t have money to pay my bills. I just want this resolved. I didn’t mean any harm to Luke Combs. I quit selling the tumbler. I pulled it down. I just don’t understand.”
Combs caught wind of the situation via social media around 5 am on Wednesday. Combs stated that he was “completely and utterly unaware” of the lawsuit and that he devoted two hours in the early morning of Wednesday doing everything in his power to “make this right.”
At the time, he explained, “We do have a company that goes after folks, only supposedly large corporations operating internationally that make millions and millions of dollars making counterfeit T-shirts, things of that nature, running illegal businesses. And apparently, this woman, Nicol, has somehow gotten wrapped into that, and that makes me absolutely sick to my stomach.”
He Plans To Meet Nicol During His 2024 Tour
Combs reached out to Nicol Harness and promised to send her a check for $11,000 which is double the amount that is locked up in her Amazon account. He also promised to launch the new tumbler in her honor.
According to the “Where The Wild Things Are” singer, he also invited Nicol and her family to a show so that he can give her a hug and “say sorry in person.”
“It makes me sick,” he said. “This is not something that I would ever do. This is not the kind of person I am. I’m not greedy in any way, shape, or form. Money is the last thing on my mind. I promise you guys that.”
Click HERE to visit Luke Combs’ website to view the tumbler.
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.