Combs is out with soph set
Friday, November 8, 2019
– Luke Combs, who broke out big time with his debut, returns with his sophomore full-length release, the monstrous 17-song "What You See Is What You on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. The disc includes his EP, "The Prequel," released in June and the hit "Beer Never Broke My Heart" and the current single "Even Though I'm Leaving," a ballad. Brooks and Dunn help out on "1, 2 Many." Scott Moffatt produced the set.
Texas country singer Wade Bowen it out with "Twelve Twenty-Five," his take on Christmas classics and modern holiday hits. The set includes traditional Christmas favorites like "O Holy Night" and "Silent Night," to renditions of modern holidays songs such as Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and George Michael's "Last Christmas." Bowen also pays homage to his country heroes with covers of Dolly Parton's "Once Upon A Christmas" and Merle Haggard's "If We Make It Through December" featuring Cody Canada.
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The saying, 'Strike while the iron's hot,' applies to many situations, but especially to the music business. The scene moves so fast these days that this last year's star could be this year's 'Where are they now?' Luke Combs moved quickly up the country music popularity ladder, so he's smart to put out this five-song EP between full-lengths.
First single, "Beer Never Broke My Heart," is a throwaway tune, built upon a solidly thumping, Waylon Jennings-like groove. ...
Luke Combs has gotten a lot of life out of his album "This One's for You," which includes his breakthrough hit "Hurricane," as well as the popular single "When It Rains It Pours." This deluxe edition includes five new tracks, many of which are just as strong as the original 12.
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Five years ago, when beer-drinking, truck-driving-in-the-country country songs were en vogue, Luke Combs' full-length debut would have fit right in. In 2017, when pop music rules the country market and male singers are more likely to wear a stylish jacket instead of a flannel shirt, Combs is positively refreshing.
"Hurricane," the first single and first top five hit of Combs' career, sounds like a typical Jason Aldean ballad at the onset, but then builds into something more ...