A whole lot of talent and a name you need to know.
It’s a been a big couple of days for Luke Combs and his team with the release of his debut album This One’s For You. It’s also a big week for the songwriters behind the record. They’ve been waiting for this just as long as we have. The album is still currently number one on the iTunes country charts and number two all genre, where it’s been holding strong since releasing last Friday. Luke co-wrote all of the tracks but there is a stand out artist because of how many songs he was a co-writer on. His name is Ray Fulcher and he had a hand in penning over half of the album, eight of the twelve songs. If you aren’t familiar with how the song writing process works, just know it’s not every day or every album that one writer is a co-writer on that many songs on one project.
Ray finally made took the leap of faith and moved out to Music City in 2014. He arrived right around the same time as Luke and actually moved to town the same day as pal Jon Langston. “ I didn’t have a blueprint of what to do. I played shows every weekend, wrote with whoever. I went to Tin Roof and bars around town and started networking. I learned a lot about writing with a lot of different people and different writing styles and I just made it work. I got my publishing deal last year and have been hitting the road hard.” Ray is a “road warrior” meaning and his band pack up and hit the road every weekend to play shows across the Southeast and are soon going to venture further out.