Shenandoah Joins Forces With Luke Combs To Add A Modern-Twist On Their Classic Hit, ”Two Dozen Roses”

“It appears ‘Two Dozen Roses’ is as big as it ever was,” Shenandoah lead singer Marty Raybon gushed.

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Melanie Rooten

Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to write for Music Mayhem in August of 2023, she has also contributed to Holler, Country Now, Country Chord, Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not writing, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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Posted on September 22, 2023

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Luke Combs, Shenandoah; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Shenendoah is back and better than ever, teaming up with one of country music’s biggest stars, Luke Combs, for a one-of-a-kind collaboration.

Shenandoah was formed in 1984 by Marty Raybon and Mike McGuire, releasing their self-titled debut project just three years later. Since that moment, the critically-acclaimed group (consisting of Raybon and McGuire, as well as Paul Sanders, Donnie Allen, Andrew Ishee and Nicky V) have released dozens of smash hits, most notably “Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses,” ultimately garnering a series of GRAMMY, ACM and CMA Awards throughout their time as a band.

As of today (September 22), the six-piece group refreshes one of their most beloved tracks, “Two Dozen Roses” with a very special guest: back-to-back CMA Entertainer of the Year, Luke Combs.

Listen To Shenandoah And Luke Combs’ “Two Dozen Roses” Below

”Two Dozen Roses”

Released via 8 Track Entertainment, and recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama (the same studio where Shenandoah recorded the original version), a new and improved rendition of “Two Dozen Roses is available to stream on all platforms.

While Shenandoah’s frontman, Marty Raybon, kicks off the song, Combs enters during the second verse, bringing his distinctive sound to the classic — seeing these two iconic artists collaborate is truly something special.

This version of “Two Dozen Roses” serves as a follow-up to Every Road, the GRAMMY Award-winning group’s 10th studio album from back in 2020, which featured even more modern-day country superstars: Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson and Brad Paisley.

Shenandoah; Photo Courtesy of Michael Gomez
Shenandoah; Photo Courtesy of Michael Gomez

While country music lovers were thrilled to see “Two Dozen Roses” make its resurgence on this fabulous Friday, they were not surprised. In this day and age, covers and variations of classics are all the rage, with Cole Swindell’s “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” and Luke Combs’ “Fast Car” making waves on the charts.

With just one listen to “Two Dozen Roses,” this song could be the next one to achieve massive success.

Working with Luke Combs

As for how Shenandoah set their sights on Luke Combs to enlist for this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration, the band discovered that the North Carolina native was performing “Two Dozen Roses” during his bombastic live performances, despite having a phenomenal discography himself.

Marty Raybon shared with Billboard, “People would send us videos of him performing the song live and we thought, ‘How cool would it be to have Luke record the song with us?’”

Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

After reaching out and setting up the collaboration, “[Combs] sang the florist bill off of it,” the Shenandoah co-founder continued. “It appears ‘Two Dozen Roses’ is as big as it ever was, and having Luke’s vocal on there just proves the timelessness of what folks have felt about this song for years.”

Given that he is a fan of “Two Dozen Roses,” this collaboration was equally as special to Combs as it was to the original band — fans can stream the soon-to-be smash hit and see what the hype is all about HERE.

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Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to write for Music Mayhem in August of 2023, she has also contributed to Holler, Country Now, Country Chord, Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not writing, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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