Luke Combs On Lil Nas X: “Country Music Should Be Taken Seriously”

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INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 27: Luke Combs performs onstage during the 2019 Stagecoach Festival at Empire Polo Field on April 27, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

Obviously, Lil Nas X has been the hot topic in country music as of late. Is it country? Is it not? What the hell is Bill Ray Cyrus doing? Everywhere you look, someone is talking about it. Hell, they even performed the viral hit during Diplo’s afterparty set last night at Stagecoach.

Which brings me to an article in the LA Times titled: “Meet Luke Combs, the country superstar you probably haven’t heard of.”

What in the literal fuck? Country superstar you probably haven’t heard of? Unless they’re planning on airdropping this article into the Amazon rainforest, I haven’t the slightest clue what that headline is supposed to mean.

Anyways, aside from the ridiculous title, the article went on to profile Luke’s meteoric rise to fame, but of course, concluded with Luke’s thoughts on the “Old Town Road” controversy. Of course, you can always count on Luke Combs to speak the truth and stand up for the integrity of country music.

“Yeah, it’s pretty catchy, but I feel there’s a little bit of sarcasm there I don’t necessarily appreciate. I feel like I’m being poked fun at a bit. Country music is near and dear to my heart, and one of the things that’s most important to me is that the music should be taken seriously.”


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