WATCH: Luke Combs Slays ‘Saturday Night Live’ Performances

Luke Combs made his debut appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on February 1, taking the stage for not one,…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 2, 2020


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Luke Combs made his debut appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on February 1, taking the stage for not one, but two solid performances.

Though it was his first time taking the stage on the iconic show, the North Carolina native didn’t appear to be nervous. He delivered two flawless performances full of energy and confidence.

J.J. Watt, a defensive end for the Houston Texans, hosted the episode and introduced Combs’ two songs. The reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year first took the stage to perform “Lovin’ On You,” a mid-tempo love song from his latest album, What You See Is What You Get.

Later in the show, Combs returned to sing his smash hit “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” Clearly hyped up to be performing in front of the live SNL audience, Combs’ performance was spirited and full of life.

After the taping, the superstar took to social media to document the experience, calling it a “surreal day.” He also praised host J.J. Watt, saying he is “a hell of a dude and funny too.”

Combs will launch his much-anticipated 2020 What You See Is What You Get Tour on February 7 in Columbia, MO.

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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.