Luke Combs and Eric Church; Photos By Andrew Wendowski
Luke Combs and Eric Church; Photos By Andrew Wendowski

Luke Combs Tells Steve Austin How An Eric Church CD Influenced His Country Music Career: “That’s Where The Fire Caught Spark”

Luke Combs is set to appear in Season 2 of Stone Cold Steve Austin’s USA Network tv show, Straight Up Steve Austin.

The country superstar’s episode on Straight Up Steve Austin is slated for release next week and during the show, the “Forever After All” singer talks his career and more while mudding. One thing that Austin asked Combs is to tell him about the influence that Eric Church had on Combs because he remembered seeing Combs say that he redefined how he thought of country music.

“I think the reason myself and my parents stopped listening to country music at that time, it wasn’t at that moment in time as relatable. A lot of guys got heavy into the beach, it was getting more poppy sounding at that time. And not to say I’m Merle Haggard, because I’m not, I’m not claiming to be that either but that was the big shift. When I got to Appalachian State, a guy that lived on my floor brought in an Eric Church CD and said hey this guy went to college here, you should check him out and once I heard Eric I was like, this is something I can relate to and if he can do that and he’s from here, and I’m from here, I can do that. And that’s kind of where the fire caught spark for lack of a better term.”

Watch the promo clip of Combs In the upcoming episode of Straight Up Steve Austin.

According to USA Network, In “Straight Up Steve Austin,” WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and a celebrity guest get real, heading out to different cities across America to take part in one-of-a-kind adventures, while swapping stories about their lives and careers. It’s a unique twist on the standard interview show, with no studio, no couch and no cue cards — just a straight up good time and good old-fashioned American fun.

The Straight Up Steve Austin episode featuring Combs is the season premiere of the show is set air on Monday, January 11 at 11pm ET/PT on USA Network.

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