Just a few weeks ago, Country music star Luke Combs announced that he and his wife, Nicole, were expecting their first child together. As Combs prepares to step into his new role as a father, he revealed what could change in regard to tour life and how that will look for him, once their baby boy is born.
“Here we go y’all! Lil dude Combs is coming this Spring! Couldn’t be more excited to start a family with this babe. It’s gonna be a hell of a ride,” Combs shared on social media with sunny, waterfront photos of him and Nicole holding their ultrasound photo.
During a recent interview with Absolute Radio Country presenter Baylen Leonard, Combs talked about headlining the upcoming C2C Country To Country festival, which takes place in London next month, as well as shared that Nicole might not be spending as much time on the road with him as she usually does.
When asked if his wife and son will be joining him on the road, which he replied, “Probably not at the very beginning you know just because it will be really hard, but my wife comes to almost every show.” Combs continued to explain, “I enjoy her company and she has liked being out there up to this point and obviously that will probably change a little bit with the baby and stuff.”
Although he understands why his wife would need to step back from traveling for a bit to take care of her own health, he’s looking forward to having her and his son along for the ride when they are able to. He will have a lot to juggle in the forthcoming months with his busy schedule, but he’s already dedicated to being a very involved father. Combs sees the value in making the time to fulfill all his fatherly duties, even for something as simple as playing catch.
“I would love to have them out as much as they want to be out, as much as they can be out. You know I think that’s important. I don’t want to be a dad that’s not around or the dad that you see on TV and go ‘oh that is my dad and that is where he is today I guess.’ Family is important to me. I’d like to be the guy throwing the football to them.”
Being a good dad has obviously been on Combs’ mind for quite some time. His song “Even Though I’m Leaving” off his 2019 What You See Is What You Get album, talks about the reassurance that he will always come home to be there for his son.
“My parents always used to tuck me in at night and make sure there wasn’t a bogeyman behind the curtains or whatever,” Combs previously told The Boot. “We just started going down that road, and it kind of led to the ‘Even Though I’m Leaving’ thing. We were like, ‘Okay, where do we take this song from here?’ And where it ended up going was just kind of the natural progression.”
Based off the good memories he has from growing up with his parents and the values they instilled in him, it sounds like this baby boy will be raised in a house full of love and music.
Listen to the full interview with Combs on Absolute Radio Country on Friday, February 18 at 10am.