Luke Combs Shows Appreciation for U.S. Air Force Member with Kind Gesture

Country superstar Luke Combs is known not only for his musical talents, but also for being incredibly generous towards his…


Madeleine O’Connell

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September 1, 2021


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Country superstar Luke Combs is known not only for his musical talents, but also for being incredibly generous towards his fans and his community. This week, Combs showed once again that he is especially thankful for those who have served with a kind gesture to a U.S. service member. 

Recently, Combs was tagged in a post on Twitter that he could not overlook. A member of the United States Air Force, Cameron Bouie, reached out to Combs on social media, stating that he was unable to attend the show in North Carolina, which he had already purchased tickets for. His reason for missing the show was not insignificant in the slightest, as he explained that although he was stationed in South Carolina, he had been deployed to New Jersey, where he has been assisting in the Afghanistan refugee effort.

“I bought tickets to your concert in North Carolina for the Sept. 11 show and I may miss your show,” Bouie explained. “I’m a huge fan of your music and love every song you’ve released. I was wondering if you could help me out to attend a future show when I leave NJ. I have proof of my ticket, and I tried to refund my ticket or sell it, but I’m getting no luck.”

Without hesitation, Combs responded. He said, “We’ll get you taken care of brother. Thank you for your service. Send me a DM.” Several fans showed their appreciation in the comment section for Combs’ kind gesture.

This is not the first time Combs has made it a point to give back to veterans and those currently serving. He is quite vocal about his military support online, but he doesn’t just show support through his words, he also shows it through his actions. 

2021 marks the second year that Combs has partnered with Ford Motor Company through its Proud to Honor program. In support of Guitars 4 Vets, the non-profit organization aims to help military veterans suffering from PTSD and other injuries due to service, to find peace through the healing power of music. During the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, Combs donated $25,000 worth of custom guitars to veterans. The following year, he appeared in a tribute for the military initiative during the 56th ACM Awards. 

“Ford has supported the military and veterans for nearly a century, and Luke Combs has paid tribute to the brave men and women of our armed services,” Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service, previously stated. “Working with Combs and Guitars 4 Vets is a great way to continue helping veterans as part of our Proud to Honor initiative.”

Combs is in the midst of his 2021 tour and has shows scheduled through December 3. 

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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.