Luke Combs is the latest guest on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. Giving listeners over three hours of content, the country singer spoke about his experience in the industry and his latest album. One thing that took many by surprise, was his revelation that he never thought he “stood a chance.”
Country singer Luke Combs is the latest guest on Joe Rogan’s podcast and he gave plenty of content to eager fans, with the episode running over three hours. The down-to-earth star and singer of hits such as Joe and Love You Anyway revealed insight into the beginning of his career, including how he didn’t move to Nashville to “necessarily become a country artist.”
Luke Combs didn’t try to become a country artist
No one is going to sit there and say that Luke Combs looks like your conventional singer, and that’s a criticism of the industry, not him. Plus, the singer agrees and spoke to Joe Rogan about it on episode 1956 of the latter’s podcast.
Known for his down-to-earth approach, Luke is even more baffled by his success than anyone else:
“Everybody that was doing music when I moved to town was hot, dude. 6’5”, abs, I mean, I didn’t have chance, bro. I didn’t have a chance.”
In fact, he described his breakthrough moment as something that didn’t even happen to the singer himself.
“I think Chris Stapleton singing ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ with Justin Timberlake at the CMA’s was an earth-shattering moment for country music and that opened the door up for guys like myself… like somebody who didn’t look like every other guy in town.”
Luke made the decision to drop out of college and move to Nashville when he was only 21 credit hours away from completing his course. Though he decided that he wanted to pursue music full-time, it wasn’t really his intention to become a country artist.
Clearly a lover of all things music, the Grammy-nominated artist would have been happy “sweeping floors” in a studio, as long as he was around country music. Realistically, he had settled for penning the songs that artists would sing.
“I’ll just write songs for these handsome cats and that will be fine with me, you know?” He told Joe.
The singer believes he owes his success to luck
Brushing off his huge popularity and success, Luke thinks that he just “stumbled” into being a superstar.
No, it can’t be because he has an incredible voice, a unique talent for songwriting, and is just an all-around likable person.
Being self-aware is never a bad thing, but we think the singer isn’t giving himself enough credit.
Luke first came on to the music scene, he released his debut EP, The Way She Rides, back in 2014. Three years later, the country artist gave us his first album, This One’s For You, reaching number 4 on the Billboard 200. However, it was his second album, released a year later that finally saw him topping charts around the globe.
It was after this he was nominated for his first Grammy after collaborating with Brooks & Dunn. Already, his third album is nominated for Best Country Album at the 2023 Grammys.
Luke’s appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience is ahead of his album, Growin’ Up, releasing on March 24.
You can listen to Luke Combs on Joe Rogan’s podcast in full on Spotify.
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