3 Songs for People Who Say They Don’t Like Luke Combs

Within the world of country music it would appear Luke Combs has a near 100% approval rating. He sells out stadiums and wins awards left and right. And thanks to a recent cover release that we’ll highlight below, Stapleton has crossed over into new areas of fandom and appreciation.

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Still, though, there are likely some out there who may not appreciate the songwriter and performer for what and who he is: one of the best singers on Earth and a seemingly kindhearted fellow. So, for those out there who say they don’t like the man, we wanted to take a look at a trio of tunes that showcase his ability both as an artist and as a performer. Indeed, these are three songs for people who say they don’t like Luke Combs.

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“Beer Never Broke My Heart” from What You See Is What You Get (2019)

This song is both harder and louder than one might expect from a country tune and is also humorous in its message. Yes, your favorite team lets you down. Yes, politicians lie. Yes, a fish might break your line. But beer? That’s as reliable as the day is long. And on this 2019 track, Combs delvers that message with force and power as only he can. On the track, which is perfect for a saloon and singing out loud with friends, Combs sings,

I’ve had a largemouth bass bust my line
A couple beautiful girls tell me, “Goodbye”
Trucks break down, dogs run off
Politicians lie, been fired by the boss

It takes one hand to count the things I can count on
No, there ain’t much, man, that ain’t ever let me down

Longneck ice cold beer never broke my heart
Like diamond rings and football teams have torn this boy apart
Like a neon dream, it just dawned on me, that bars and this guitar
And longneck ice cold beer never broke my heart

“Fast Car” from Gettin’ Old (2023)

This song originally comes from Tracy Chapman’s 1988 self-titled debut LP. But it achieved more attention of late when Combs covered it. Growing up, Combs said, this was one of his favorite songs that he used to listen to it with his father. Now, he’s breathed new life into it some 35 years after its original release. Combs and Chapman even performed it on stage at the recent Grammy Awards, bringing tears to many eyes. Combs also recorded it for his 2023 LP Gettin’ Old. And on it he sings,

You got a fast car
And I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere

Any place is better
Starting from zero, got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
Me, myself, I got nothing to prove

“Front Door Famous” from Fathers & Sons (2024)

The opening song to Combs’ 2024 LP Fathers & Sons, this track is about embracing your family in a moment of connection. Nothing, Combs sings, is better than that. Nothing compares to the love shared between family. And the only front door Combs truly cares about walking through is the one to his father’s home, where he is most welcome and appreciated. It’s an emotional, chill-inducing track and on it the country star sings,

I see his face sometimes out there in the crowd
In between the melodies
He’s asking me when I’m coming home
After all the lights come on
And after all the folks are gone
I hit the road and close my eyes
And I imagine I’m

Walking through the front-door
Hearing “Daddy” at the top of his lungs
With his feet on the wood floor
Runnin’ up to give me a hug
Yeah, that’s what it’s all for
And the spotlight can’t replace it
In a heartbeat, man, I’d trade it
‘Cause it ain’t got nothing on bein’
Front-door famous

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