Luke Combs has come a long way in only five short years.
From his first smash hit “Hurricane” that put him on the map back in 2016, to releasing number one records, and selling out arenas and practically becoming the face of mainstream country music, it’s safe to say it’s been one helluva ride for the North Carolina native.
Of course, Combs along with everybody else in the world faced a lot of uncertainty back in March of 2020, when the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He recently headlined at Stagecoach this year, and in the middle of his act, he went in-depth about how he was feeling at the time COVID first hit the U.S:
“You know, I spent the better part of a year and a half not being able to play any shows… When it comes to what me and these guys are doing up here, this is the thing that we love. Being able to be in front of you is the thing that makes our whole job worth doing.
And having to sit home, because I’m not gonna lie to you guys, I honestly felt on f*cking fire the second COVID hit, and it was like everything stopped for me. And I was so unbelievably frustrated, and upset and mad about it, that I realized there was nothing I could do, except wait and wait and wait.
And we did, and I sat down with Rob here, and our friend Drew Parker, we were trying to write a song, and we were talking about how we missed being able to stand on a stage in front of people that wanted to hear what we had to say, and that loved what we did every night.
And we talked about even the things we didn’t love about what we do, and I said, people always ask me in interviews, ‘What would you be doing if you weren’t doin’ this?’ And it was like a lightbulb went off in all our heads, and we had this song wrote cumulatively what Rob, an hour?…
And I want to play it for y’all tonight, because I want you to know that if I wasn’t playing Stagecoach, I would be in the f*cking bar across the road, playing for anybody that walked in… This is what I was born to do, this is what I love to do.
I feel it in my soul when I’m up here singing these songs, that this is what God put me on this Earth to do. So thank you for letting me do it for you.”
FIRE ME UP.
Of course, Combs went on to sing the hell out of “Doin’ This,” and how could you not after giving a speech as passionate as that?