Billboard - Luke Combs released his most recent project, Growin’ Up, in 2022, but the singer-songwriter has plenty more songs in the tank — so much so that he’s releasing a new album March 24, with a hefty 18 songs. The upcoming set will mark the reigning Country Music Association entertainer of the year’s fourth full-length studio album.
He previously told Billboard that though he’s not opposed to recording songs by outside writers (and indeed, recorded an outside song during the process of making Growin’ Up, though it did not make the final track list), “I just like that part of it so much, the writing thing. I’m sure that my albums would probably be even more successful if I cut outside songs because [there are] songwriters a lot better than I am, but I just can’t bring myself to do it.”
Would you look at Luke Combs being all humble. Saying he sucks at songwriting and his albums would be much better if he recorded songs other songwriters wrote for him?
This man is crazy.
With his 2021 single “Doin' This”, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year continued his hot streak as the song has become his 13th consecutive #1. His most recent single “The Kind of Love We Make” peaked at the top spot on the Mediabase country chart.
Starting with his debut, mega-hit single “Hurricane” back in 2016, it’s been back-to-back-to-back with hit after hit for Luke, along with others like “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number Away,” “Beautiful Crazy,” “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” and many more.
Combs' music has earned him two Grammy Award nominations, two iHeart Radio music awards, four Academy of Country Music Awards and six Country Music Association Awards, including the 2021 & 2022 Entertainer of the Year award, their highest honor.
Well, he went and threw another songwriter's songs on his new album, coming out later in March.
And it's one of the best acoustic songs of all time, "Fast Car" by Tracey Chapman.
Here is a medza medza video of him playing the song years ago-
A studio recording will for sure be lights out.
Really looking forward to this album. And that track, "The Beer, The Band, And The Barstool".