Luke Combs Says His Late Grandpa Told Him He Would “Make It” In Music One Day: “That Moment Stuck With Me Forever”

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What a story.

Luke Combs’ fourth studio album Gettin’ Old is out everywhere as of March 24th, and includes 18 songs in total, right around seven months since the release of his 3rd career studio album Growin’ Up was released.

Leading up to release day, he shared the inspiration behind some of the songs on the tracklist, and recently, Luke shared a really cool story about how he came up with the idea for “See Me Now.”

He said in a post on social media that his dad’s dad, his Pap Pap, told him he would “make it” one day if he stuck with the whole music thing, adding that the conviction with which he said it “stuck with him forever.”

Safe to say, he couldn’t have been more right…

And his mom’s dad, his Grandpa Jim, fostered his love of racing from a young age, and Luke says he would’ve been his biggest fan now, adding that he only wished he could’ve been alive to see him perform at the Daytona 500 two years in a row.

He also shared a really sweet picture with both of them when he was a little boy, and the song is easily a standout for me on the project:

“These are my grandpas. The one on the left of the photo was my dad’s dad, Pap Pap. When I started doing music, he told me, ‘If you stick with this, you’re gonna make it.’ I thought he had lost his mind, but he said it with such conviction that I almost believed him and that moment stuck with me forever.

He passed away in 2016, but thankfully my 1st album ‘This One’s for You’ was already finished by then and I played it for him the last time I got to see him. Unfortunately that’s as far as he saw my music career go. The one on the right is my Mom’s dad, Grandpa Jim.

We spent so many Sunday’s together watching races, cooking breakfast, telling dirty jokes, and driving Grandma crazy. He passed away in 2011 and never got to see me pick up a guitar or sing a song but I know he’d be my biggest fan if he was still with us, especially when I got to play at the Daytona 500 two years in a row.

The reason I tell y’all all this is because they were the inspiration for my song ‘See Me Now’ – where I kind of get to tell these stories a little bit and tell them some things they never got to see happen. I miss you both like crazy and I like to think you’d both be proud of the man I’ve become.”

And the picture is absolutely precious:

You can learn more about the song from yours truly here:

@whiskeyriff Behind the song: “See Me Now” by Luke Combs 🔥 Read about it on #whiskeyriff #lukecombs #behindthesong #countrymusic #fyp ♬ original sound – Whiskey Riff

“See Me Now”

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