Luke Combs Turns To Fans To Help Him Make A Big Career Decision
Combs is asking his fans to weigh in on an important decision.
Luke Combs; Photo By John Russell, CMA
As Luke Combs prepares to drop his next single to country radio, he has announced that his fans will be the ones who get to choose which song they want to hear over the airwaves.
Through several social media posts, the country music superstar revealed that the two choices are “5 Leaf Clover” or “Love You Anyway.” Fans will need to cast their vote on Combs’ official website, lukecombs.com. Voting opened Wednesday, April 5, and closes the following week, on April 12.
Fans Can Vote
“I always just believed in the songs that you guys love and this is just a way for you guys to actually pick my next single. So, if you go vote, I’d sure appreciate it and look forward to seeing what y’all decide,” Combs shared in a clip shared to social media.
The Winning Song Will Be Revealed In Nashville
The winning song will be announced by Combs during his Nashville concert on Saturday, April 15 at Nissan Stadium.
Both of these songs are featured on the “Beautiful Crazy” singer’s latest album, Getting’ Old, out March 24 via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville.
Combs teamed up with Jessi Alexander and Chase McGill to write “5 Leaf Clover,” which fittingly dropped in correlation with the luck-ridden holiday, St Patrick’s Day.
The new tune finds Combs stretching the bounds of his stunning vocals while pondering over all the luck he’s been experiencing lately. While he’s thankful for all that life has brought him, Combs humbly admits that he can’t figure out why he deserves all that he’s been given.
For him, that success is not measured by how much money he makes or the amount of fame he gains, but instead he considers himself lucky if he has “a fridge full of cold beer” and folks that “still got a bunch of good years.”
“I know I’m a lucky man / But I ain’t sure why I am / ‘Cause it ain’t like anyone deserves / The world in the palm of their hand,” he delivers in the chorus. “I’ve hit my knees thankful as can be / But the one thing I can’t get over / Is how’d a guy like me who’d a been fine with three / Wind up with five leaf clover?”
“5 Leaf Clover”
Released Friday (Feb. 10), “Love You Anyway” delivers the peaceful of a classic country song and finds Combs making a promise to maintain his love for that special person, even if she chose to walk out of his life one day.
“There’s just some things that leave a man no choice / Like a compass needle needing its true north / Even if I knew the day we met you’d be the reason this heart breaks / Oh, I’d love you anyway,” he sings in the genuine chorus.
The inspiration for this song came from a show when Combs was simply proclaiming his love for his wife, Nicole, as he often does. While he didn’t think much of it at the time, it caught the attention of his friend and fellow songwriter, Dan Isbell.
“Valentine’s Day 2022. I was playing a show and had dedicated ‘Beautiful Crazy’ to Nicole and said, ‘If you’re in here (the arena), I love you. If not, you know I do anyway.’ Unknown to me, my buddy Dan wrote down ‘Love You Anyway’ as a title in his phone after hearing that, then he told me the story later that month when he and I were writing with my good friend Ray Fulcher. We loved the idea as a title and decided to write about loving someone so much that even if you knew from the beginning, they were going to break your heart, you’d love them anyway.”
He continued, “It came off very poetic and we wanted to find the words that could give meaning to what we were trying to say, but as we say in the song, we didn’t know if there were deep enough words made for that. But it all came together and essentially, it’s a heartbreak and love song all in one.”
“Love You Anyway”
Luke Combs’ fourth full-length project was produced by Combs, Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton, and serves as a companion to Combs’ 2022 album, Growin’ Up.
He co-wrote 15 of the 18 tracks and the remaining cuts were penned by songwriters including Eric Church, Travis Meadows, Johnathan Singleton, Randy Montana, Dave Turnbull, and one cover, “Fast Car,” was written solely by Tracy Chapman.
2023 World Tour
Combs is in the midst of his massive World Tour, which launched on March 25 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The trek includes 16 North American stadium shows, all of which sold out immediately. He will hold a total of 39 shows across 3 continents and 16 countries, the record-breaking run is the largest tour ever for a country artist.
The country star will visit Nashville’s Nissan Stadium and Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium, as well as stops in Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Belgium. He will wrap things up in London, England at The O2 Arena on October 19.
Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb will serve as support to Luke Combs on the North American tour dates. Special guests on the Australian and New Zealand dates include Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman.
Ticketing information and additional tour details can be found at www.lukecombs.com.
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.