Luke Combs is an American country singer. Born in 1990, Combs is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. From the re-release of his first single “Hurricane” with Columbia Nashville in May of 2017 to April 2019, combs went on a tear, putting five singles on top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. This One’s For You, Combs major label album debut, also peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Combs is the first country artist to have five number one hits with his first five singles.Read More ...
Regardless of his rapid rise through the ranks in Nashville — going from playing the bottom of the bill at the Stagecoach festival to being one spot away from the headliner at Stagecoach 2019 — Combs believes remaining true to himself is imperative. Adamant he can go many different directions within country music, Combs refuses to be boxed in by a producer.
The official music videos for “Beautiful Crazy” and “When It Rains It Pours”, two Combs singles, each have over 120 million views on YouTube. “Beautiful Crazy” is a love ballad about his fiancé that Combs put together before the couple started dating. In contrast “When It Rains It Pours” is a satire of a good old bum who is ditched by his girl, then wins an all paid vacation where he meets a lovely waitress who is all over him. This tune and “Hurricane”, both feature a more lively rhythm and more electric guitar than “Beautiful Crazy”. Combs pure voice adapts easily to both styles.
The music videos Combs has released employee clever narrative devices designed to build a connection with the viewer. For example in the video for “When It Rains It Pours”, the girl who walked out on Combs at the beginning of the story is seen swiping through Combs Instagram. When she clicks on an image of Combs jet skiing, the scene flashes to Combs on vacation. The integration of daily modern life videos seems to be working for Combs, who has noted in an interview with the LA Times that his fans seem to be able to see a piece of their relationships in his songs.