Luke Combs has managed to increase the excitement surrounding his next album, Gettin’ Old, with the unveiling of his highly-anticipated track list on Tuesday (Feb. 7).
The country superstar recently took to social media to announce the title and cover art of his fourth studio album, and now, fans have gotten an even closer look into the collection.
He wrote, “Here it is – the full track list for my new album Gettin’ Old – out March 24!”
This news also reveals Combs as a co-writer on 15 of the 18 tracks. 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.
So far, listeners have gotten a taste of the album through Combs’ most recent release, “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old.” However, the country star recently shared that on Friday (Feb. 10), he will be dropping another track titled, “Love You Anyway.”
Through the snippet posted to social media, listeners can hear the deep emotions erupt from his impressive vocals and the elegant melody of the heartfelt ballad.
He sings, “If your touch / Shattered me like glass / I’d be in pieces tryin’ to make the breakin’ last / If it took one look to turn my days to night / At least I’d have the stars to sparkle in your eyes / 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.”
“Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old” serves as the leading track to the album, and chronicles some major changes Combs has experienced through these stages in life.
“This album is about the stage of life I’m in right now,” Combs shared of the project. “One that I’m sure a lot of us are in, have been through, or will go through. It’s about coming of age, loving where life is now but at the same time missing how it used to be, continuing to fall for the one you love and loving them no matter what, living in the moment but still wondering how much time you have left, family, friends, being thankful, and leaving a legacy.”
Based on the fact that the title track combines the names of both his 2022 project, Growin’ Up, and his next project, Gettin’ Old, the new collection seemingly acts as a continuation, or second chapter, even though it is set to be released as a standalone album. As further proof, Combs revealed how the album covers connect as one cohesive image when placed side by side. This shows the shift in his priorities and how instead of spending his nights at the bars, he now welcomes the wholesome nights at home with his family.
“Me and so many others have poured their hearts and souls into this record and I hope you love it as much as we do,” he wrote in conclusion.
The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year will soon embark on a massive world tour that will visit three continents and 16 countries. The trek, which will be hitting stadiums and arenas across the globe, is set to kick off on March 25 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and wrap up in London, England at The O2 Arena on October 19.
Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb will serve as support on the North American tour date, while special guests on the Australian and New Zealand dates include Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman.
The world tour will visit 16 stadiums across North America, including Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Kansas City’s GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium and more. Hitting three continents and 16 countries, the massive outing will also stop in Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Belgium.
Ticketing information and additional tour details can be found at www.lukecombs.com.