Luke Combs has some of the best music videos in the business.
They’re always so well-done and very high quality, and yesterday, he dropped a new one for his current single at country radio, “Going, Going, Gone.”
From his recent third studio albumGrowin’ Up, the break-up song was written by by Luke along with Ray Fulcher and James McNair, and he sings about a former significant other, who no matter what he does, there’s simply no holding her down.
Throughout the lyrics, he compares the girl to everything that goes away in the blink of an eye, from a southbound train, to Arizona desert rain, to lightning in the sky, fireworks in July, home run balls, and more.
And in the new music video, which was filmed by his longtime partner TA Films, who have filmed all of his other videos too, Luke isn’t featured at all aside from singing.
A man named Joseph receives a break-up letter from the girl he loves, as she hops on “a runaway Southbound train,” leaving her cowboy behind out West to start a new life somewhere else.
And for the focal point of the video, you actually see her riding a train called Tweetsie, which is very much a real train in western North Carolina that is now part of a Wild West amusement park (also called Tweetsie) that’s located in between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
The train was part of a rail line that connected east Tennessee and western North Carolina many decades ago, as it began operations in 1882 with 50 miles of track cutting through the dense Blue Ridge Mountains. They later added a passenger line that went all the way to Boone, which was, at the time, a very isolated area.
It’s now retired to the theme park, and it’s hard to tell by the way the filmed everything, but it looks like they shot all of her train scenes there at Tweetsie, which is a pretty cool nod to Luke’s Watauga county roots.
Anywho, make sure you check out the new music video, I have a feeling this will easily be his next #1 hit: