Luke Combs’ Unreleased ‘Plant a Seed’ Offers An Emotional Glimpse Into Fatherhood

Combs is preparing to release more “dad songs,” reflecting his current stage in life.


Madeleine O’Connell

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January 3, 2024

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Luke Combs; Photos via Instagram

Luke Combs has always been one to write music that reflects the current phase of life he’s in. With the release of his last two albums, Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old, it became clear that he’s slowly moving out of his late-night party days and stepping into the realities of fatherhood and celebrating the growth of his family with his wife, Nicole. He further showcased this next chapter of his songwriting in a new social media post that gives fans a sneak peek into an unreleased tune titled “Plant a Seed.”

The clip finds the award-winning country star strumming his guitar in his home while surrounded by their dog, Jojo, and their sons, Tex Lawrence Combs, who was born in June 2022, and Beau Lee Combs, who was welcomed into the world in August 2023.

Nicole Combs, Luke Combs; Photo by Jamie Schramm/CMA
Nicole Combs, Luke Combs; Photo by Jamie Schramm/CMA

Delivering A Message On The Realities Of Parenthood

Combs’ acoustic guitar creates a warm setting for the song’s emotionally charged lyrics that speak to how fast life goes, especially for a dad watching his kids grow more and more each day. 

“He said don’t you blink / So get up cause the next thing / You know you turn around and wonder where your whole life’s gone / Remember it’s about the journey / Don’t fill your days with worry / Sure them youngin’s drive you crazy / But you’ll miss ‘em when they’re grown,” he begins in the opening lyrics.

Continuing into the chorus, the North Carolina native wears his heart on his sleeve as the words hit extra close to home and offer a reminder to listeners to enjoy the power of the present moment instead of wishing for the future to come faster. 

“Time ain’t always your friend / It starts slow and gets faster towards the end / So fill up your heart with love / Pass it on before you go / And thank the man upstairs that you were there to plant the seed and watch it grow,” he sings, leaving fans anticipating the completed song’s release. 

“Plant A Seed” Adds To Luke Combs’ Growing Collection Of “Dad Songs”

In the caption, Combs explained that the new tune was penned “a while back” by Wyatt McCubbin with Rob Snyder and Jeff Hyde and has recently resonated with him on a whole new level. 

“Last night it was in my head and I couldn’t sleep so I got up and messed around with it for a few hours. Been singing it to myself all morning and as I watched the boys while Nicole got a shower in, I recorded this,” he wrote. 

While he apologized for “all the dad songs” he’s been recording as of lately, he admitted it’s just a reflection of “where I’m at these days.”

“I couldn’t be happier about it. A lot more songs to come soon,” Combs teased at the end of his message. 

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Some of the most recent family-related tunes Combs is referring to include tracks like “5 Leaf Clover,” “Love You Anyway,” “Take You With Me,” and more. 

Plenty of fans and fellow singer/songwriters were quick to share their excitement towards his latest teaser. McCubbin, one of the song’s writers, appeared to be especially proud of how Combs has made the story his own as he took to the comment section to say, “I can’t think of a better way to close out 2023 & ring in 2024 than hearing this right here. So dang good, Luke.”

The Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour

Luke Combs 2024 Tour
Luke Combs 2024 Tour

Luke Combs wrapped up his massive world tour in October of 2023 and his next journey will begin in April when he embarks on the Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour. This 13-city trek opens in Milwaukee, WI and continues through August with stops in Buffalo, NY, Jacksonville, FL, Los Angeles, CA and more.

Joining him on the road are special guests Cody Jinks, The Avett Brothers, Charles Wesley Godwin, Hailey Whitters, The Wilder Blue, Jordan Davis, Mitchell, Tenpenny, Drew Parker and Colby Acuff. 

For more information regarding Luke Combs’ tour and upcoming releases, click HERE

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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.