Luke Combs and wife Nicole; Photo Courtesy of CMA/ABC
Luke Combs and wife Nicole; Photo Courtesy of CMA/ABC

Luke Combs Says Thanksgiving Should Be “Spent With The People That Are Most Important To You”

Luke Combs is sharing the importance of Thanksgiving with fans during the popular holiday.

The “Cold As You” singer and reigning CMA Entertainer Of The Year said that he values the holiday, as we all know he is very much a family man, that is thankful for and cherishes every moment he gets to spend with his family and friends.

“I value Thanksgiving a lot,” Combs admitted. “You know, I value family. I value my friends and time spent with those people is something that money can’t buy and something that you can never get back.”

Combs continued to explain that he always makes it a point to take off the entire week of Thanksgiving to not only give his band and crew the time off to spend with their families, but also so that fans can stay home with their family and not have to make plans to get out and see a show the night before the holiday.

“So, I always take Thanksgiving off- the entire week of Thanksgiving every year so that my band and crew can spend time with their families.” Combs explained.

The North Carolina native continued, “I also don’t want anybody making plans to come see our show, you know, the night before Thanksgiving because I just feel like that time should be spent with the people that are most important to you. There are other times to go out and do a show, and you know sing songs and make money I think that Thanksgiving is too important to be looked over.”

Additionally, Combs is gearing up for his big halftime show performance tonight during the 2021 Dallas Cowboys vs. Las Vegas Raiders football game.

“Considering I’m a huge football fan, the Dallas Cowboys were always on our TV on Thanksgiving Day growing up, so it is a complete honor to be a part of their 25th Thanksgiving Day halftime show supporting The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign,” Combs shared.

Taking place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas, Combs’ performance will mark 25 years of the Cowboys and Salvation Army tradition, which also serves as the kickoff to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, which is now in its 131st year.

The Salvation Army is calling the 2021 campaign the most important yet, as the organization will provide Christmas gifts, food, shelter, rent, and utility assistance to millions of people struggling to keep a roof over their heads this holiday season due to pandemic poverty.

Combs adds to the star-studded list of Red Kettle Kickoff celebrity halftime performers, and follows Kane Brown, Ellie Goulding, Meghan Trainor, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Selena Gomez, Kenny Chesney, Enrique Iglesias, Keith Urban, Daughtry, Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Destiny’s Child, Toby Keith, LeAnn Rimes, Creed, Jessica Simpson, Billy Gilman, Clint Black, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire.

The Dallas Cowboys vs Las Vegas Raiders game will air on Thursday, November 25 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT. 

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