Luke Combs has shared new details of his forthcoming new album, Gettin’ Old.
On Thursday (Jan. 26), the country superstar took to social media to unveil the title and cover art of his fourth studio album. He also offered some insight into what fans can expect from the highly anticipated project.
“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 explained on social media.
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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.”
He went on to remind fans of the new album’s release date as well as announce that he will be releasing a brand-new song from the 18-track project on Friday, January 27.
“It’ll be out March 24, but new song “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old” out tomorrow,” Combs concluded.
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While Gettin’ Old is set to be released as a standalone album, it appears to be a continuation, or second 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.
His new song, “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old” chronicles these life changes through song. Combs co-wrote the song alongside Channing Wilson and Rob Snyder and first teased the track in February of 2021.
Lyrics include, “I still hit them dive bars every once in a blue moon / got a wild card that I keep inside my boot / I been thinking lately maybe I should save it / Cause them hangovers sure kick my ass these days / I spend most my happy hours here at home / but in the middle of growin’ up and gettin’ old,” Combs sings in the chorus. “But I can still raise hell all night with the boys when I want to / lay that hammer down to see how fast she’ll go / but these days I hang my hat on what I won’t do / And I been findin’ peace of mind slowin’ my role / Learn to tow that line with time as it goes / I’m in the middle of growin’ up and gettin’ old.”
Haven’t been able to get home from Daytona yet because of the weather, so we’re just hanging out and I figured I’d share a new song I’ve been working on with @ChanningWilson and @BigRobSnyder. It's called "Growin' Up and Gettin' Old." What do y’all think? pic.twitter.com/NabI9uD1PK
— Luke Combs 🎤 (@lukecombs) February 17, 2021
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. When accepting the honor, Combs admitted he was surprised by the big win.
“Oh man, I was not expecting this. I’m so thankful anytime I get to stand up here, but the real people to be thankful for are these two gentlemen standing behind me, Chip Matthews and Jonathon Singleton. These guys worked their tails off on this album. Chip might have slept two hours since we put this record out. Thank y’all so much,” the North Carolina native shared from the stage.
Combs’ latest album is also nominated for Best Country Album at the upcoming GRAMMY Awards, which will take place on February 5 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. At the coveted awards show, the country hitmaker is also nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” a duet featuring Miranda Lambert, as well as Best Country Song for “Doin’ This.”
Combs is also set to perform at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
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
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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