Making his national television debut, Luke Combs stopped by the Today show to sing “Hurricane”, his debut single that made its way all the way to the top spot on the country charts as well as premiere some new music. So far, 2017 has been quite a year for the country new comer. His album, This One’s For You was named one of Rolling Stone’s most anticipated country albums of the year and was released just weeks after “Hurricane” made it to the top spot on the charts.
Before his performance, Combs explained his unconventional road to success with hosts Savannah Guthrie and Carson Daly. “After we mastered it, we just threw it on iTunes in the hopes that people would buy it, to help fund the rest of the EP” he says of “Hurricane” which was then rereleased when he was signed to a record deal with Columbia Records. “It’s kind of backwards, but it worked out, here we are.” he laughs.
A rainy New York City was the perfect setting for both of Combs’ performances. Combs’ vocals, filled with grit and twang have traditional country fans everywhere loving his sound and his new record. His next single, “When It Rains It Pours” takes a cliche’ and flips it on it’s head. Written by Combs along with Ray Fulcher and Jordan Walker, the song is about every little thing going right after a break up. (“Well I’ve been on one hell of a redneck roll / For three weeks now / And it all started on the day that she walked out / Then I won a hundred bucks on a scratch-off ticket / Bought two 12-packs and a tank of gas with it / She swore they were a waste of time / Oh, but she was wrong / And I was caller number five on a radio station / Won a four day 3 night beach vacation / Deep sea seniority fishing / down in Panama / And I ain’t gotta see my / Ex-future-mother-in-law anymore / Oh Lord, when it rains it pours”) Check out his performance below.