Luke Combs will soon be a father of two!
On Monday (Mar. 20), the country superstar and his wife, Nicole Hocking Combs, surprised fans with the announcement that they are expecting their second child, a baby boy.
The couple took to Instagram to share the exciting news with fans via a slideshow of sweet family photos that feature their 9-month-old son, Tex Lawrence, sporting a “big brother” onesie.
“Joining the 2 under 2 club! Baby boy #2 coming this September!!” Luke captioned the Instagram post, which was soundtracked by a brand-new song titled “Take You With Me.”
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The sentimental track was co-written by Combs and his frequent collaborators James McNair and Rob Williford. “Take You With Me” finds the proud father crooning over his son and singing about cherishing the time he gets to spend with Tex.
“Got a youngin’ of my own / he’s too young to understand it / when he gets a little older / watching the stage where I’m standin’ / he’ll know it’s about him / when he hears me sing I’ll take you with me / if it was up to me, we’d do everything together / and when they’re young like that / those days they don’t last forever / so every chance I get you best believe I’ll take you with me,” Combs sings.
The couple welcomed Tex Lawrence on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2022. They shared the news with fans on social media alongside a loving family photo.
“Welp he decided that Father’s Day would be a good time to show up. I couldn’t agree more. Me and @nicolejcombs are over the moon in love with this little guy,” he wrote at the time. “Mama and baby are healthy and we’re back home now with family. Life is good. Everyone welcome Tex Lawrence Combs to the world!”
Nicole also introduced Tex Lawrence to her followers with the same family photo and the caption, “It’s going to be hard to top this past Father’s Day,” she shared. “Welcome to the world, Tex Lawrence Combs. You are the best chillest angel boy and I’m so happy I was chosen to be your mom. These are the days 🤍”
“Take You With Me” is one of over a dozen tracks appearing on his forthcoming fourth studio album, Gettin’ Old, which arrives on Friday, March 24.
Gettin’ Old will feature 18 tracks, including his current single “Going, Going, Gone,” and the previously released tune, “Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old.” Also included on the much anticipated project are several previously teased tunes such as “See Me Now,” “Joe,” “Tattoo On A Sunburn,” as well as the fan-favorite tune, “5 Leaf Clover,” and his infamous cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.”
The album will also mark Combs’ first project with outside cuts that the North Carolina native didn’t have a hand in penning. “My Song Will Never Die” and “Where The Wild Things Are” are two songs on the project that Combs didn’t write as well as his cover of “Fast Car.”
“This album is about the stage of life I’m in right now. One that I’m sure a lot of us are in, have been through, or will go through,” Combs previously explained on social media.
He continued, “It’s about coming of age, loving where life is now but at the same time missing how it used to be, continuing to fall for the one you love and loving them no matter what, living in the moment but still wondering how much time you have left, family, friends, being thankful, and leaving a legacy. Me and so many others have poured their hearts and souls into this record and I hope you love it as much as we do.”
While Gettin’ Old is set to be released as a standalone album, it appears to be a continuation, or second (more mature) chapter, of his previously released project, Growin’ Up. In fact, when placed side by side, the album covers connect as one cohesive image. The album art seemingly refers to the shift Combs has seen in his life, from his days in the bar scene, to a life that revolves around being home with family in a house on a hill.
Gettin’ Old Follows His 2022 Project, Growin’ Up
The album will serve as the follow-up to Combs’ 2022 project, Growin’ Up, which has spawned hits such as “Doin’ This,” “The Kind Of Love We Make,” and his current single, “Going, Going, Gone.”
Growin’ Up was co-produced by Combs alongside Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton. The 12-track release was crowned Album of the Year at the 56th Annual CMA Awards in November of 2022.
The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year will soon embark on a massive world tour that will visit three continents and 16 countries. The trek, which will be hitting stadiums and arenas across the globe, is set to kick off on March 25 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and wrap up in London, England at The O2 Arena on October 19.
Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb will serve as support on the North American tour date, while special guests on the Australian and New Zealand dates include Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman.
The world tour will visit 16 stadiums across North America, including Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Kansas City’s GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium and more. Hitting three continents and 16 countries, the massive outing will also stop in Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Belgium.
Ticketing information and additional tour details can be found at www.lukecombs.com.
Luke Combs World Tour Dates
25—Arlington, TX—AT&T Stadium*
1—Indianapolis, IN—Lucas Oil Stadium*
15—Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium*
22—Detroit, MI—Ford Field*
29—Pittsburgh, PA—Acrisure Stadium*
6—Chicago, IL—Soldier Field*
13—Minneapolis, MN—U.S. Bank Stadium*
20—Boise, ID—Albertsons Stadium*
27—Vancouver, BC—BC Place*
3—Edmonton, AB—Commonwealth Stadium*
10—Kansas City, MO—GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium*
17—St. Louis, MO—Busch Stadium*
8—Tampa, FL—Raymond James Stadium*
15—Charlotte, NC—Bank of America Stadium*
22—Foxborough, MA—Gillette Stadium*
29—Philadelphia, PA—Lincoln Financial Field*
*with special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb
Luke Combs International Tour Dates
9—Auckland, New Zealand—Spark Arena+
11—Brisbane, Australia—Brisbane Entertainment Centre+
16—Sydney, Australia—Qudos Bank Arena+
20—Melbourne, Australia—Rod Laver Arena+
23—Adelaide, Australia—Adelaide Entertainment Centre+
26—Perth, Australia—RAC Arena+
6—Hamburg, Germany—Barclays Arena
7—Amsterdam, Netherlands—AFAS Live
8—Paris, France—La Cigale
10—Zurich, Switzerland—The Hall
11—Brussels, Belgium—Ancienne Belgique
14—Belfast, N. Ireland—SSE Arena
16—Glasgow, Scotland—OVO Hydro Arena
17—Manchester, England—AO Arena
19—London, England—The O2 Arena
+with special guests Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman