Country music megastar, Luke Combs recently teamed up with the SEC Network to drop a previously-unreleased track, “South On Ya.” The southern-style anthem acts as the official theme song for the upcoming 2021 SEC Football season.
“If you come around here, better bring it ’cause we’re no doubt gonna put a little #SouthOnYa,” Combs captioned the rowdy Instagram post on Monday, July 19. The minute-long video reveals the lyrics to the potential top-charting hit and showcases previous games played by multiple teams in the SEC.
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The North Carolina native pulls inspiration from his upbringing, as he gives a friendly nod to his deep country roots within the lyrics – “Got a little dirt road just running through our blood from never heard-of-it hometown/ Got a can’t-quit heart and some take it too far/ and a whole lot of never back down/ cause we’re no doubt gonna put a little South On Ya.”
According to The Southeastern Conference’s official website, the highly-anticipated football season is set to kick off on Sept. 2. However, the song’s official release date is still up in the air.
The song teaser for the collaboration comes as no surprise, as the icon has been sharing unreleased songs that might score a placement on his forthcoming album. Since March of 2021, the hitmaker revealed snippets of “Five Leaf Clover,” “See Me Now,” “We Still Drink Beer,” and many more on social media. He even debuted “Joe,” an unreleased track during a Grand Ole Opry House performance.
The project in the works, will follow his 2x multi-platinum record What You See is What You Get. Combs recently told Bobby Bones that he is shooting for a fall 2021 record release. “Fall probably, I would hope. I guess it all just depends on some strategy involved in that release date.”
As fans wait patiently for the LP to drop and for football season to begin, we encourage country music fans to have their eyes glued to Combs’ social media and to always expect the unexpected.