WATCH: Luke Combs Gives Acoustic Performance Of Unreleased Song, ‘Tattoo On A Sunburn’

Luke Combs recently took to social media to share a clip of an unreleased song titled, “Tattoo On A Sunburn.”…


Madeleine O’Connell

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December 12, 2022


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Luke Combs; Photo via Twitter

Luke Combs recently took to social media to share a clip of an unreleased song titled, “Tattoo On A Sunburn.”

As the country star strums his guitar, he delivers a new, heartfelt take on a faded love story that follows two characters who confess their love for each other and end up inebriated in a tattoo shop. The girl ends up convincing her partner to get a tattoo of her name, which as Combs sings, “she didn’t have to work too hard to talk me into.” 

Suddenly, as the chorus hits, the narrative shifts to explain that their love may no longer be intact, but the memories from that tattoo will always remind him of what they once had. 

Combs followed up in the comments section, asking his followers if he should drop the new song. Fans instantly took a liking to it and shared their excitement for its undetermined release date. 

“Absolutely, release it! I love it!!,” one user wrote while another said, “you know that you really blast this one off the shelves so please put this one out there! 🙏💯👊💥.”

Even fellow country star, Jordan Davis shared a positive reaction in the comment section. 

Combs has already released a slew of new music throughout this milestone year. On June 24, he unveiled his latest full-length project, Growin’ Up, which debuted at No. 1 upon its release and recently earned him a CMA win for Album of the Year. During the 56th Annual CMA Awards, Combs was also crowned Entertainer Of The Year for the second consecutive year. 

“Man, what a week. It still hasn’t hit me and I ain’t sure it ever will. I’m just really thankful for the life I get to live and even more for the people in it. Thank you to my wife, our family, my team, the band, the crew, everyone in between, and last but not least the fans. None of this is possible without everything y’all do for us. You truly are the most important part of country music,” Luke Combs said on Instagram following his milestone wins. 

With its debut at No.2 on the all-genre Billboard 200, this album secured Combs’ fourth Top 10 on that chart. Billboard reported that at the time, this was considered the highest entrance for a full-length country album so far this year and the top-selling country debut week this year. 

The 12-track project was produced by Luke Combs, Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton, and features the chart-topping hits, “Doin’ This,” “The Kind Of Love We Make,” as well as “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” a duet with Miranda Lambert, among several others.

This new collection came just in time for the start of Combs’ Middle Of Somewhere Tour, which wrapped up on Saturday (Dec. 10) in Oklahoma, City, OK. This trek launched on September 2 with special guests Lainey Wilson, Jordan Davis and Morgan Wade on select dates. 

Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Next year, he will embark on his massive 39-date world tour, which covers 3 continents and 16 countries, holds 16 North American stadium dates including Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Kansas City’s GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium and more. The stint of shows will also make stops in Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Belgium.

Since tickets became available to the general public, the tour has broken multiple records across the world. Luke Combs had the fastest sell-outs ever at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium and St. Louis’ Busch Stadium in addition to the fastest sell-out by a first time Gillette Stadium performer in any genre.

Within hours, he also became the first international artist to sell out an Australian and New Zealand tour. Plus, this stint of shows ranks as one of the fastest-selling arena tours ever by a country artist in the UK.

The tour is set to begin on March 25 in Arlington, TX, with support from Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb on the North American tour date, and special guests Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman on the Australian and New Zealand dates. 

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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.