In an interview with Hits Daily Double, Luke Combs talked about an encounter he had with a “big publisher” before he became a household name or had a record deal.
Here’s what Luke said (seriously):
I finally got a meeting with a big publisher in town. I had “Hurricane,” “When It Rains,” “She Got the Best of Me” and a work tape of “One Number Away” on my phone. I played this guy all of it, and he says, “I’ve got two things to tell you.” And I got ready. He says, “First, you need to write better songs. And you’re never gonna be an artist. No one is going to pay money to see you.”
This interview is very timely as Combs was just called out by Scott Borchetta for not being a “true headliner” and today Luke announced he was extending his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour and adding a second show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena because the first one sold out so damn fast – in minutes.
The #1’s are pouring in. And Luke is breaking all sorts of records. This dude is just getting started…
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