Luke Combs’ Wife, Nicole, Reveals The Inspiration Behind Their Newborn Son’s Unique Name

Luke Combs’ wife, Nicole, is settling into life at home with a newborn and recently took to Instagram stories to…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 7, 2022


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Luke Combs and Nicole Combs; Photo by John Shearer, Getty Images for CMA

Luke Combs’ wife, Nicole, is settling into life at home with a newborn and recently took to Instagram stories to share a few more details about their son, Tex Lawrence. 

During an Instagram Q&A on Wednesday evening (July 6), the new mom revealed the inspiration behind his unique name, how much he weighed at birth, and more. 

When a follower asked how they decided on the name Tex, Nicole revealed that his name was inspired by family members on both sides of the family: Tex is Luke’s great uncle’s name, and Lawrence is her father’s name. 

Nicole Combs, Instagram Story
Nicole Combs, Instagram Story

She admitted the transition to life with a newborn came with a few challenges. 

“It’s crazy how sudden everything changes, haha,” she wrote. “No matter how much I thought I prepared for everything, I still feel unprepared. The no sleep has been the hardest for me, but every mom and baby are different.” 

Tex Lawrence arrived on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, just one day before his due date, weighing 7lb, 6 oz. 

Nicole Combs, Instagram Story
Nicole Combs, Instagram Story

In response to a follower who asked who she thinks the baby looks like, Nicole said she feels like little Tex is changing every day and on that specific day, he looked more like Luke than her. 

She also revealed that she and Luke were born with full heads of hair, so it’s no surprise their son has a head full as well. 

Nicole wrapped up her Q&A by thanking followers for their outpouring of support. 

“So many encouraging words from Y’all and I just have to say y’all are the best,” she wrote. “I truly don’t deserve you. It means a lot more than you know.”

Luke Combs, Growin' Up
Luke Combs, Growin’ Up

Luke Combs returns to the road on Thursday with a run of shows in Canada. He is currently celebrating a No.1 album debut with his just-released new project, Growin’ Up.

The 12-track album features the chart-topping hit, “Doin’ This,” Combs’ current single, “The Kind Of Love We Make,” and “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” a duet with Miranda Lambert. 

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The reigning CMA Entertainer Of The Year will hit the road this fall on his headlining Middle Of Somewhere Tour with direct support from Jordan Davis. The trek, which kicks off on September 2 in Bangor, ME, will also feature special guests Morgan Wade and Lainey Wilson on select dates.

In November 2022, the country hitmaker will launch his Canadian tour with special guests Riley Green and Chayce Beckham.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.