Luke Combs Offers Glimpse Into Fatherhood With New Music

Combs has teased several new releases that fall into the “dad songs” category.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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March 18, 2024

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Luke Combs; Photo Courtesy of Luke Combs

Luke Combs is embracing his dad duties to the fullest and learning a lot of life lessons along the way – and his new music proves it. 

New “Dad Songs” On The Way

Back in January, while Combs was on “dad duty” watching his 6-month-old son, Beau, and 1-year-old son, Tex, he shared a video to social media in which he revealed that fans have been loving the “dad songs” and that he has “a whole bunch lined up.” To fulfill his listener’s requests to hear more tunes inspired by his life at home as a dad of two, he shared a teaser of an unreleased new song titled, “The Man He Sees in Me.”

Fast forward to a week ago, the country superstar has dropped another acoustic snippet of the sentimental tune. This time, he asked his followers, “Is this heading in the right direction, y’all?”

The Heartfelt Message Behind “What He Sees In Me”

“The Man He sees in Me” delivers an incredibly powerful message inspired by a child’s innocent perspective on life and the way they see the people around them. Combs is celebrating this chapter of having two young kids who look up to him as an unstoppable hero who can do it all, from fishing to chasing the monsters out of dark spaces and being able to tie shoe laces.   

“He’s Spider-Man in Walmart boots/And a camouflage hat/With a baby blue Zebco/That gets hung up every cast/ He thinks he’s learning fishing/ From the man that taught Bill Dance/ And I think as I untangle it and put it in his hands,” he sings in the opening verse. 

Luke Combs continues with admiration for being viewed in such high regards by his son, and finds himself wishing he could see himself in the same way. 

“I hope he never finds out that I didn’t hang the moon/ And I’ve never scared a monster out the closet in his room/ One day between him leaving home and driving on my knee/ Maybe I’ll finally be, the man he sees in me,” he delivers on the chorus. 

Luke Combs; Photo Courtesy of Nicole Combs
Luke Combs; Photo Courtesy Nicole Combs

Listeners Are Begging For The Official Release

His comment section was flooded with words of approval from fans, fellow country stars and even his wife, Nicole who said, “You can’t just drop this and not tell me. Blindsided and EMOTIONAL.”

Several other users matched Nicole’s feelings towards the surprise teaser. One person wrote, “Wasn’t planning to cry this early in the morning but ok 😂,” while another responded to his question saying that he is “Always heading in the right direction.”

Even his co-writer on the song gushed over the tune as he said, “Come on buddy! Let’s go @lukecombs.”

Throughout each of his posts surrounding the song, several of Luke Combs’ fellow country singers like Conner Smith, Cole Swindell and Nate Smith have praised him for creating yet another song that pulls at the heartstrings. 

Singing From A More Mature Perspective In “Remember Him That Way”

In post shared on Sunday (March 17), Combs shared a glimpse into another unreleased song called “Remember Him That Way,” which offers a similar message to “The Man He sees in Me.” However, this time, he sings from the perspective of a son who has now grown up, is watching their “old man” age and taking in all the things he will remember about that person when that they’re not around one day. 

The North Carolina native sings, “I remember him 10-feet tall and bulletproof/ Throwing me a ball in cowboy boots/ A whistle and the dog would start runnin’/ A whisper and momma starts blushin’/ Wrench in his hand and a beer in the other/ God couldn’t make a man any tougher/ and that “S” on his chest is starting to fade/ But I’ll always remember him that way.”

Once released, these new songs will follow the critically acclaimed singer’s latest album, Gettin’ Old, which arrived on March 24, 2023. The humble project features 18 tracks, including “Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old,” “Tattoo On A Sunburn,” “5 Leaf Clover,” the GRAMMY nominated “Fast Car” cover, “Where The Wild Things Are,” and more. 

Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour Starts Next Month

Luke Combs’ highly anticipated Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour opens April 12 in Milwaukee, WI and features stops in 13 cities before wrapping up in Houston, TX in August. 

Cody Jinks, The Avett Brothers, Charles Wesley Godwin, Hailey Whitters, The Wilder Blue, Jordan Davis, Mitchell, Tenpenny, Drew Parker and Colby Acuff have been tapped to serve as special guests on select dates throughout the run. 

Click HERE for the full list of Luke Combs’ upcoming tour dates.

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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.