This week’s co-host is the CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs. “It sounds even cooler hearing YOU say it!”
The big news is Luke & his wife are expecting a baby boy: “I’m thrilled, and ready, I think we’re ready now to meet him. I think we have a name picked out, but we’re not saying yet.” Did you have a gender reveal? “We did, but it was just the immediate family. I thought it was gonna be a girl. Nicole thought it was gonna be a boy, so she was right.”
When Miranda Lambert was Lon’s co-host, she told him she’d just written a song with Luke, but she wouldn’t say anything more about it. So Lon played that audio for Luke, and he didn’t say much more: “I have the same answers she had. But we got to write together, and there were lots of opportunities during covid. It was a super bucket list thing for me to get to do.”
Luke just announced a stadium tour starting in a few weeks: “Yeah, this summer, doin’ four, getting the feet wet, seein’ what we got to work with, nervous about it, but ready for it too.”
Eric Church was Lon’s co-host a few weeks ago, and told Lon this story about Luke: “Luke Combs was with me at the Carolina game. He tagged along! I had my family, I had my kids, and then Luke called me at the last minute, ‘I have three friends, can I go?’ I said, ‘Yeah, come on!’ So we took Luke with us.” Hearing that, Luke said, “True story! It was awesome, fun time, that was a heck of a night. I only went to the Saturday game because I had something else on Monday. But it was a great game”
Lon then asked Luke what he would have done if he was in the same position? “It’s a tough decision. Would I make the same decision? I don’t know. Because I’ve never been put in that situation. But I commend his honesty. The guy does more for his fans than anyone in the industry. He was honest, and is doing a make-up show. I think he had every right. To have that moment with your kids is something people can’t take lightly.”
Luke also has great stories this week about Chris Young, Jameson Rodgers, Morgan Wallen, Chase Rice, and Ed Sheeren.
NEXT WEEK: Luke Combs Part 2