Why Luke Combs’ Blue-Collar Approach To Making Music Works

By Lauryn Snapp

March 11, 2020

Luke Combs may be the rarest of the rare. He’s a “regular guy” who seemingly came out of nowhere before skyrocketing to fame due to his relatable beer-drinking anthems and blue-collar inspired songs. 

Luke is humble, down-to-earth, open and honest, easy to get along with, and generally well-versed about all the usual things people do. He’s a true man of the people. And guess what? That could be why he is so successful. 

In a recent interview with The TimesLuke detailed why his music 

connects with so many country fans, “Why do I sing about beer? Why do I sing about boring jobs? Because people who drink beer and have boring jobs are the fabric of our society. They’re also my fans… People who don’t like my music think it is bland, vanilla, songs for rednecks and moms in trucks and if I’m honest my music does have a lot of that because I had an everyday upbringing, living right in the middle of struggle and comfort, so I represent everyday people. I’m a fan of humility, which is why I like Ed Sheeran. He seems like a guy I went to high school with.”

Luke also wants to remind his fans to take pride in the way that they grew up. 

“I had a bland, boring, uneventful childhood in the best possible way. I went to school, played sports, wasn’t very good, parents were nice. You can be proud of having a regular job, of being a regular guy, a regular woman. There are so many people who grow up like that. And it’s OK.”

Catch Luke on the road. Tickets are available by clicking HERE.

Luke Combs 2020 'What You See Is What You Get Tour' dates

April 18 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater*

April 19 - Colorado Springs, CO - Broadmoor World Arena* (Tickets)

April 21 - Las Cruces, NM - NMSU Pan American Center* (Tickets)

April 24 - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center* (Tickets)

April 25 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center*

May 2—Boone, NC—Kidd Brewer Stadium* 

September 19—Raleigh, NC—PNC Arena*

September 22—New Orleans, LA—Smoothie King Center† (Tickets)

September 25—Dallas, TX—American Airlines Center† (Tickets)

September 26—Memphis, TN—FedEx Forum† (Tickets)

October 2—Grand Forks, ND—Alerus Center* (Tickets)

October 3—Sioux Falls, SD—Denny Sanford PREMIER Center* (Tickets)

October 15—Eugene, OR—Matthew Knight Arena† (Tickets)

October 17—San Francisco, CA—Chase Center† (Tickets)

October 20—Billings, MT—MetraPark – First Interstate Arena† (Tickets)

October 22—Salt Lake City, UT—Vivint Smart Home Arena† (Tickets)

October 23—Las Vegas, NV—T-Mobile Arena† (Tickets)

October 24—Bakersfield, CA—Mechanics Bank Arena† (Tickets)

November 6—Chicago, IL—United Center† 

November 7—St. Louis, MO—Enterprise Center† (Tickets)

November 19—Jacksonville, FL—VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena*

November 20—Fort Lauderdale, FL—BB&T Center* (Tickets)

November 21—Orlando, FL—Amway Center* (Tickets)

December 1—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden†

December 4—Boston, MA—TD Garden† (Tickets)

*with Ashley McBryde and Drew Parker

†with Ashley McBryde and Ray Fulcher


March 6—Berlin, Germany—Verti Music Hall

March 7—Amsterdam, Netherlands—AFAS Live

March 13—Glasgow, UK—Glasgow SSE Hydro (Tickets

March 14—Dublin, Ireland—Dublin 3Arena

March 15—London, UK—London The O2 (Tickets

March 31—Nashville, TN—Grand Ole Opry

April 17—Florence, AZ—Country Thunder Arizona

April 23—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater

May 8—Key West, FL—Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheater

May 30—Cullman, AL—Rock the South

June 7—Myrtle Beach, SC—Carolina Country Music Fest

June 13—Winsted, MN—Winstock Country Music Festival

June 18—Canandaigua, NY—CMAC

June 19—Canandaigua, NY—CMAC

June 20—North Lawrence, OH—The Country Fest

June 26—North Platte, NE—Nebraskaland Days

June 27—Topeka, KS—Heartland Stampede

July 10—Fort Loramie, OH—Country Concert

July 12—Craven, SK—Country Thunder Saskatchewan

July 17—Brooklyn, MI—Faster Horses

July 18—Eau Claire, WI—Country Jam

September 4—Los Angeles, CA—SoFi Stadium‡

September 12—Philadelphia, PA—Citizens Bank Park‡

‡with Tim McGraw

Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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