Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Luke Combs… how great would it be to sit down with those three and talk country music? The answer is pretty fuckin’ great.
At Farm Aid 2019 this past weekend, Sirius XM’s Willie’s Roadhouse sat down with those three, and in this clip, Luke Combs (donning the Willie’s Reserve cap) recalled his college days when he used to wake up, light a joint, and spin Willie Nelson records on repeat for hours and hours and hours.
When I was teaching myself guitar, I was in school at Appalachian State, I was 21-years-old, I didn’t know what the hell I was gonna do with my life… and I would wake up every morning, I would get a little spliff goin’ and I had a record player, and probably played the Stardust album front to back, 100 times in a row there for the course of a year and a half.”
If you play country music, you like Willie Nelson. If you don’t like Willie Nelson, you don’t play country music. That’s just a fact.
Luke went on to talk about how Willie has inspired his career, and also broke the news that he recently went into the studio and recorded a cover of Willie’s “All Of Me,” which he will be releasing soon. It’s not clear whether or not it will make the upcoming album, but nevertheless, it seems like it’s coming soon.
Nowadays, college kids wake up, smoke a joint, listen to Luke Combs records, repeat. It’s the circle of life.