Luke Combs’ Pregnant Wife Nicole Admits She Cried After Listening To ‘Gettin’ Old’: “Love This Album”

“It may be because I’m pregnant, but I am crying at songs that aren’t meant to be sad,” Nicole wrote of her husband’s new album, Gettin’ Old.

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Posted on March 27, 2023

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Luke Combs is a very busy man. The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year recently announced he and his wife Nicole are expecting baby number two. But, aside from expanding his family, Luke also just launched his massive world tour and released his fourth studio album, Gettin’ Old – the companion to his 2022 project, Growin’ Up.

Nicole Cried When Listening To Luke’s New Album, Gettin’ Old

As it turns out, Luke’s latest collection has tapped into his wife’s emotions too. So much so that she admitted she got choked up while listening to the 18 songs that make up the project.

“It may be because I’m pregnant, but I am crying at songs that aren’t meant to be sad,” Nicole captioned in an Instagram story on Friday (March 24). “Love this album… Great job mi love.”

Luke Combs, Nicole Combs; Photo Courtesy of CMA/ABC
Luke Combs, Nicole Combs; Photo Courtesy of CMA/ABC

Perhaps Nicole is right. Emotions tend to be one of the common side effects of pregnancy, as reported by The American Pregnancy Association. Hormones are often the culprit for the range of pregnancy emotions and can have an impact on the brain’s ability to monitor them. Nicole likely has experienced that kind of impact in the past since she and Luke are already proud parents to their son, Tex Lawrence, who was welcomed into the world on Father’s Day on June 19, 2022.

The Couple Is Expecting Their Second Child

Luke and Nicole took to social media on Monday (March 20) to reveal they were expecting their second child, and 9-month-old Tex was going to be a big brother. 

In a joint surprise post on Instagram, the expecting couple wrote, “Joining the 2 under 2 club! Baby boy #2 coming this September!!”

The post includes a video slideshow set to Luke’s “Take You With Me” – a new song that plays out as tribute to his son and is track No. 13 on Gettin’ Old. The adorable slideshow features outdoor photos of Luke, Nicole, and Tex celebrating their soon-to-be family addition, with Tex sporting a shirt with the words “Big Brother” spread across the back.

Luke released Gettin’ Old on Friday (March 24), one day after his celebrated album release party in Nashville, Tenn. As previously shared, the collection features 18 tracks, including the recently released “5 Leaf Clover” and his infamous cover of the 1980s Tracy Chapman classic “Fast Car.”

The album also marks Luke’s 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 Gettin’ Old that Luke didn’t write in addition to 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,” Luke captioned on Instagram in January of his then upcoming record. 

Luke 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,” he continued. “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 was released as a standalone album, it serves as the 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 Luke has seen in his life, from his days in the bar scene, to a life that revolves around being home with his family in a house on a hill.

Gettin’ Old follows Luke’s previous project, Growin’ Up, which arrived in June of 2022. The project debuted at No. 1 upon its release and features the chart-topping hits, “Doin’ This” and “The Kind Of Love We Make” as well as the buzzed about tune “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” a duet with Miranda Lambert, and “Middle Of Somewhere,” among several others.

Growin' Up And Gettin' Old Album Art; Courtesy of Luke Combs
Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old Album Art; Courtesy of Luke Combs

Luke Combs Recently Kicked Off His Massive 2023 World Tour

Along with dropping his new album, Luke is on the road as part of his massive world tour. The trek, which launched on March 25 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will visit 16 stadiums across North America before wrapping up overseas at The O2 Arena in London, England, on October 19.

The 35-date trek will visit three continents and 16 countries. Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, France, and Switzerland are just some of the stops on the tour.

Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry, and Brent Cobb will join Luke Combs for the North American tour dates, with Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman serving as special guests on the Australian and New Zealand dates of the trek. 

Additional information on Luke Combs’ World Tour can be found at www.lukecombs.com.

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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