If you’re gonna learn how to shotgun a beer, you might as well learn from the best.
And if you’re a fan of country music, then you probably already know that Luke Combs is the undisputed shotgunning champ.
It’s become a sort of custom at his concerts now for him to do it for fans, which he talked about not long ago on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, because of how much people love watching him do it.
Truly, it is a sight to behold. I have never in my life seen someone shotgun a beer as fast as he does, and it’s not even close. At all.
And last week, British pop star Ed Sheeran was in town for the ACM Awards, where he and Luke actually performed their new song together, a reimagined version of Ed’s “Life Goes On,” and Ed even learned an iconic American tradition from Mr. Combs himself.
In a shared post on Instagram, the pair is standing in what seems to be Luke’s driveway at sunset, where Ed gives a little bit of context for they were doing, saying:
“By the way, for context, Luke is… uh, what’s this? Shooting?”
To which Luke Replies “shotgun,” and Ed continues:
“Luke is teaching me how to shotgun a beer.”
Then, Luke gets down to the nitty gritty, informing Ed of the technicalities of the art of shotgunning and how to do it correctly:
“You wanna be mindful of where your top is here, cuz once that opens, beer is coming out of that if it’s pointing at the ground.
So you want this pointing to the sky. And once you’re up, then you crack the top, and it’s just gonna go.”
Of course, Luke downed his in like two seconds flat, and once Ed finished, he was as impressed as we all are, saying:
“That’s really impressive.”
They shared the video on Instagram, and if Ed’s really gonna go country sometime in the future, it’s good to know he at least has this skill under his belt now:
“Learning how to shotgun a beer with Luke Combs.”
Here’s their ACM performance:
“Life Goes On”