I think just about everybody that likes country music has a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with “Wagon Wheel.”
First of all, if you think it’s a Darius Rucker song and have no idea who Old Crow Medicine Show is, shame on you, this conversion isn’t for you. But regardless of who is singing it, we’re all just about over it. It’s a classic no doubt, but every single time you walk into a bar on Broadway you’re going to hear it, every single time someone is doing karaoke, you’re going to hear it, and just about every single time somebody has too many Fireball shots and takes over the jukebox at a college bar, you’re going to hear it.
Even Luke Combs sheepishly admitted that it was the first song he ever learned how to play on the guitar.
And I thought I never wanted to hear another cover of it ever again, that was, until this past weekend…
This past Friday Luke Combs was closing out his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour with back to back, sold out nights at the Bridgestone Area. Old Crow Medicine show just so happened to be playing the Ryman across the street.
The next thing we know, Old Crow is hopping on stage to sing perform “Wagon Wheel” with Luke Combs (Morgan Wallen and Jameson Rodgers showed up too) and hell if it wasn’t as awesome as it’s ever been.
From this day forward, whenever somebody that isn’t Old Crow Medicine Show is singing “Wagon Wheel,” I move that Luke Combs has to be there. All in favor?