Morgan Wallen, Ashley McBryde and More React To Nicole and Luke Combs’ Baby News

Luke Combs and his wife, Nicole Hocking Combs, are going to be parents and the country music community couldn’t be…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 20, 2022


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Luke Combs and his wife, Nicole Hocking Combs, are going to be parents and the country music community couldn’t be more excited for them. 

On Thursday evening (Jan. 20), the “Doin’ This” singer and his wife surprised fans with the exciting news that they are expecting their first child. 

“Here we go y’all! Lil dude Combs is coming this Spring!” Combs captioned the announcement. “Couldn’t be more excited to start a family with this babe. It’s gonna be a hell of a ride @nicolejcombs


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“this may be the best year yet 🤍,” Combs’ wife Nicole added. ”baby BOY combs coming spring 2022!! we are so incredibly excited & thankful.”


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After Luke and Nicole shared their beachside pregnancy announcement with friends and fans on Thursday, dozens of country stars, including Morgan Wallen, Chrissy Metz, Kane Brown, Hailey Whitters, Ray Fulcher, Lindsay Ell, Danielle Bradbery, Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne, Andrew Jannokos, Ashley McBryde, and Drew Parker took to the comments section to wish them congratulations. 

“Congrats brother!! Love the name,” Morgan Wallen commented. 

“​​Awwwwww congrats y’all!!!!!” Hailey Whitters said. ”Gonna be the sweetest little peanut ❤️”

“Can actually call you momma hen and it make sense now,” Ray Fulcher commented. 

“BRO!!!! Congrats my guy!” Kane Brown gushed. “Gonna be a lot harder to jump on call of duty now though 😂🙌❤️”

Katelyn Brown said, “CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️ sooo incredibly happy for you both!!!”

“Congratulations!! So happy for you guys!!” Lindsay Ell said.

Ashland Craft said, “BRB crying CONGRATS YALL🥺💙”

“Yes!!!! 😍😍❤️” Danielle Bradbery added. 

“❤️❤️❤️❤️ this is FANTASTIC!! Congratulations you two!!!!” Ashley McBryde exclaimed.

“Congratulations!!!!!!!!!🎉❤️🎉❤️” Chrissy Metz said. 

“Ahhhh congrats Luke!!! So exciting!! Seems like the year for babies!!!” Jennifer Wayne

Drew Parker “So stoked for y’all! It’s the best thing in the world!”

“Congratulations y’all!!” Andrew Jannokos said.

Riley Green, Dustin Lynch, Jordan Davis, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Sean Stemaly, Josh Kerr, Dalton Dover, Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne, Canaan Smith, Chayce Beckham, Ian Munsick also took to the comments to express their excitement.

Nicole and Luke Combs; Photo via Instagram
Nicole and Luke Combs; Photo via Instagram

Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking began dating in 2016 after meeting at the Key West Songwriter’s Festival. After the festival, the Hocking and Combs started spending more time together and eventually began dating.

In 2018, Combs planned an elaborate proposal that ended up going south after a hectic day of moving. Weeks later, Combs and Hocking revealed their engagement with fans via Instagram.

The couple tied the knot in August 2020 after changing their wedding plans a few times due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. They exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony at their home in Florida surrounded by a small group of friends and family.

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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.