Like all touring artists, Luke Combs has been forced off the road this year due to the ongoing pandemic but that didn’t stop him from making the most of his time off the road.
The “Forever After All” singer is sharing with fans how he has been keeping sane during quarantine. Well, he has done several livestream concerts, won a few CMA awards, broke some records, released the deluxe edition of his latest album dubbed What You See Ain’t Always What You Get and he’s also been writing a lot of songs.
“It’s just been a lot of writing songs, done a lot of that,” Combs shared. “Doing little projects in and around the house has been really nice, just really kind of having the time and the freedom to do some of the things that normally I wouldn’t have gotten to do this year.”
“Obviously I had the opportunity to get married this year, which was really amazing, I am very thankful for the extra time that me and Nicole have had together,” the superstar said. “It hasn’t been too bad for me, and I feel a little bit guilty about that because I know there are people that are struggling and having a really tough time with this. Whether that be financially or from a mental health standpoint, so I am very grateful and thankful to be in a position to relax a little bit, but it’s hard to know that there are a lot of people that are struggling in this time as well.”
The superstar says that he typically books two weeks away somewhere to write new music, only bringing out people who he writes with. Then during the two week period, he will be focus on nothing but writing new songs, trying to craft at least one song per day.
“The way I kind of operate now is I’ll book two weeks of – we’ll either go to the mountains or to the beach or somewhere, and I’ll just bring out people that I want to write with to that location, and then focus on nothing but writing songs for two weeks straight.” Combs explained. “We try to get a song a day, sometimes we don’t get a song, sometimes we get two songs. Whatever that is, I try not to force it. I’m not the guy that always has a guitar around, picking it up and messing around with it, I’m not like a stream of consciousness songwriter. It really is like, we’re here to write, and I’m always collecting ideas for songs, so I guess I am in a way doing that. I’m never just in the house just running to get a guitar and doing it like that. That’s just not – I feel like I would probably go crazy if I was just doing that all the time.”
The country superstar recently released the deluxe edition of his album, What You See Is What You Get, dubbed What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, featuring five new songs. “Better Together” is Combs’ latest single at country radio which continues to get airplay and climb the charts.