Luke Combs Shares Story Behind New Song, “5 Leaf Clover”

“5 Leaf Clover” will appear on Combs’ forthcoming new album, Gettin’ Old, which arrives on Friday, March 24.


Melinda Lorge


Posted on March 18, 2023

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Luke Combs; Photo by Jeremy Cowart

Luke Combs has the perfect song for anyone still recovering from the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities. The country music superstar has released a brand-new track, and it’s called “5 Leaf Clover.” 

The song, which Combs wrote with tunesmiths Jessie Alexander and Chase McGill, finds the North Carolina native showing his gratitude for all of the simple pleasures he gets to enjoy in his life, which includes a job he loves, a family he can come home to, and a “barn with a fridge full of cold beer.” And, while Combs considers himself lucky, he can’t help but wonder how he struck gold.

I know I’m a lucky man / But I ain’t sure why I am / ‘Cause It ain’t like anyone deserves the world in the palm of their hand / I’ve hit my knees / Thankful as can be / But the one thing that I can’t get over / Is how’d a guy like me / Who’d a been fine with three / Wind up with a five-leaf clover,” Combs shows off his signature vocals on the chorus of the track, which features a waltz melody with dancing fiddles and stunning harmonies. 

Listen To Luke Combs’ New Song “5 Leaf Clover” Below

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What Is The Story Behind Luke Combs’ “5 Leaf Clover”?

Before releasing his new track, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year took to Instagram to share the story of how the tune came to fruition. 

In a post, featuring an image of a rare 5-leaf clover, Combs writes, “A while back, my buddy Newdy and I were looking around the clover plot at my house for 4-leaf clovers. I eventually found one, but shortly thereafter, he found a 5-leaf clover, and I thought to myself, ‘Man, how lucky do you have to be to find a 5-leaf clover?’”

“[I] Didn’t think too much of it at the time but wrote that down as a title in my phone,” he continued. “A few weeks later, I was writing with Jessi Alexander and Chase McGill, and it came up. It still wasn’t really anything that jumped off the page to me, but I shared the idea and guitar melody I had with them, and they loved it. We ended up writing the song that day. I eventually started playing it at shows and posting a video of the song, and y’all quickly let me know it was one I had to record; that’s why I’m super pumped for y’all to finally hear it THIS Friday, March 17.”

“5 Leaf Clover” Will Appear On Combs’ New Album, Gettin’ Old

Combs’ “5 Leaf Clover” track arrives just one week before the release of his highly-anticipated 18-track album, Gettin’ Old, which acts as the companion to 2022’s Growin’ Up. The forthcoming album also follows previous full-length projects, What You See is What You Get, and This One’s For You. Other previously released tracks from Gettin’ Old include “Joe,” “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old,” and “Love You Anyway.”

Gettin’ Old, produced by Combs with Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton, drops on Friday, March 24, via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville.

“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. “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.”

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Luke Combs’ Gettin’ Old Track List

1. Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old (Luke Combs/Rob Snyder/Channing Wilson)
2. Hannah Ford Road (Luke Combs/Jamie Davis)
3. Back 40 Back (Luke Combs/Ray Fulcher/Jeff Hyde/Driver Williams)
4. You Found Yours (Luke Combs/Thomas Archer/Dan Isbell/James McNair)
5. The Beer, The Band, And The Barstool (Luke Combs/Rob Williford/Red Isbell)
6. Still (Luke Combs/Jamie Davis/Ray Fulcher/Dan Isbell/Dustin Nunley)
7. See Me Now (Luke Combs/Kenton Bryant/Ray Fulcher/James McNair)
8. Joe (Luke Combs/Erik Dylan/James Slater) 9. A Song Was Born (Luke Combs/Casey Beathard/Dan Isbell/Reid Isbell)
10. My Song Will Never Die (Eric Church/Travis Meadows/Jonathan Singleton)
11. Where The Wild Things Are (Randy Montana/Dave Turnbull)
12. Love You Anyway (Luke Combs/Ray Fulcher/Dan Isbell)
13. Take You With Me (Luke Combs/James McNair/Rob Williford)
14. Fast Car (Tracy Chapman)
15. Tattoo On A Sunburn (Luke Combs/Ray Fulcher/Ben Hayslip/Dan Isbell)
16. 5 Leaf Clover (Luke Combs/Jessi Alexander/Chase McGill)
17. Fox In The Henhouse (Luke Combs/Jamie Davis/Dan Isbell/Dustin Nunley)
18. The Part (Luke Combs/Kenton Bryant/Ray Fulcher)

Luke Combs Gettin' Old Album Art
Luke Combs Gettin’ Old Album Art

The album is available for pre-order HERE.

Luke Recently Earned His 15th Consecutive No. 1 Hit

Combs, who recently nabbed his 15th consecutive No. 1 single on country radio with “Going, Going, Gone,” will soon hit the road for his record-breaking Luke Combs The World Tour 2023, with 16 North American Stadium shows, all of which sold out immediately upon on-sale.

The massive trek and largest tour ever for a country artist feature 39 shows across 3 continents and 16 countries. Supporting acts for the tour include Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry, and Brent Cobb, as well as Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman on select dates. Combs’ World Tour 2023 kicks off on March 25 in Arlington, TX, at AT&T Stadium and concludes on October 20 in London, England, at The O2 Arena.

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

Luke Combs; Photo By Andrew Wendowski
Luke Combs; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

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+
30—Oslo, Norway—Spektrum

1—Stockholm, Sweden—Annexet
4—Copenhagen, Denmark—Vega
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
13—Dublin, Ireland—3Arena
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

Ticketing information and additional tour details can be found at

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