Luke Combs said he’s committed to keeping his concert ticket prices affordable for his fans. Combs said he’s not going to “gouge” fans who pay to see him perform.
“It’s going to cost me a lot, but all I wanted to do is make a living doing music,” Combs told Billboard during the interview. “And I make enough money to not have to worry about anything and be really comfortable, so I don’t ever want to get greedy. It’s more competitive out there than it’s ever been, so it’s two-fold for me: I get to go, ‘Hey fans, I love you. I’m not going to gouge you,’ and it’s about a full room, it’s not about making money. I didn’t get into it to be Jeff Bezos and be the richest guy in the world,” he explained.
In addition, Combs discussed his third studio album, Growin’ Up (released on Jun. 24), which includes songs, “Doin’ This,” “The Kind Of Love We Make,” and Miranda Lambert collaboration, “Outrunnin’ Your Memory.”
Combs shared that prior to penning the duet with Lambert, they’d only ever met each other “in passing.”
“[Miranda and I] had met each other in passing, [but] we’d never hung out or anything like that,” he said. “So, we spent the first hour just talking, having coffee or whatever and just exchanging pleasantries.”
Combs pitched a song idea to Lambert that was tossed during a writing session with another artist and they quickly got to work.
“We had come up with this idea called ‘When It Rains in Seattle,’ which was going like, ‘I’ll only miss you when it rains in Seattle, which is all the time.’ We really thought this person was going to be like, ‘Yes!,’ but they weren’t into it,” Combs shared of the idea. “By the time [my co-writer Dan Isbell] got [to Miranda and I’s writing session], we had the chorus for this song, which was a completely different song, so we ended up not even writing the ‘When It Rains in Seattle’ thing,” he added.
Combs’ album, Growin’ Up debuted at the No. 1 spot atop the Billboard Top Country Albums chart this week, dethroning the record previously held by Morgan Wallen’s record-breaking sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album. The milestone marks Combs’ fourth career No. 1 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
In his personal life, Combs has achieved another exciting milestone: fatherhood. Combs and his wife Nicole welcomed their first child, son Tex Lawrence, on June 19.