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Breaking! CMA Entertainer of the Year Is… Eric Church!

Tonight, November 11th, 2020, The 54th Annual CMA Awards show aired live on ABC. Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, the special show was full of one of a kind moments and epic performances as the country music family honored the highest talents of 2020 celebrating “Country Music’s Biggest Night”.

Ending the three-hour-long show, was the most prestigious award of the night, “Entertainer of the Year. Up for the honor were Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Eric Church, and Keith Urban. Ultimately taking home the award was Eric Church.

Humbly accepting, Church shared “This award this year, at least for me, has been about the loss of this year. Loss of life, loss of playing shows, loss of freedom, loss of kids being in school… And do you not what the win is? The win is we all are here tonight, together, as country music… in person, live, not on zoom and I think… I believe this, I really believe this, it’s going to be music that brings us out of this. That is the one thing that is going to save the entire world. Politicians are about division, music is about unity.”

2020 CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year, Eric Church

2020 CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year, Eric Church

Check out the list of winners here and more special moments from the night on our Instagram and Twitter.

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2020 CMA Awards – Full List of Winners

Tonight, November 11th, 2020, The 54th Annual CMA Awards show took place. Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, the special show was full of one of a kind moments as the country music family honored the highest talents of 2020 celebrating “Country Music’s Biggest Night”.

CMA Awards Performers

2020 CMA Awards, November 11th, 2020

Last year, Stephanie and Christina of NYCountry Swag flew down to Nashville to attend the 53rd Annual CMA Awards, witnessing an iconic night for women in country music including the 2019 hosts Carrie Underwood with special guests Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. Of course, this year looked a little different, but the show must go on and we were certainly excited to cheer the country music community safely from our homes.

The stellar line-up included special performances from superstar artists like Luke Combs, Eric Church, Maren Morris, and more. Dan + Shay were joined by Justin Bieber for the world premiere performance of their hit song, “10,000 Hours”. Additionally, Thomas Rhett took the stage with collaborators Reba McEntire and Chris Tomlin for a special rendition of their 2020 # 1 hit, “Be A Light”.

Check out the list below for all of the night’s winners and follow along on Instagram, @NYCountrySwag for more special moments from the show.

FULL LIST OF 2020 CMA AWARDS WINNERS —

Entertainer Of The Year
Eric Church — ** Winner
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban


Single Of The Year

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
Producer: Dan Smyers
Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano

“Beer Never Broke My Heart” – Luke Combs
Producer: Scott Moffatt
Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley

“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Jay Joyce
Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce

“The Bones” – Maren Morris — ** Winner
Producer: Greg Kurstin
Mix Engineer: Greg Kurstin

“I Hope” – Gabby Barrett
Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale
Mix Engineer: Buckley Miller


Album Of The Year

Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
Producers: Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Jon Pardi

Never Will – Ashley McBryde
Producers: Jay Joyce, John Peets

Old Dominion – Old Dominion
Producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion

What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs — ** Winner
Producer: Scott Moffatt

Wildcard – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Jay Joyce


Song Of The Year

“Bluebird” – Written by Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert, recorded by Miranda Lambert

“The Bones” – Written by Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz, recorded by Maren Morris — ** Winner

“Even Though I’m Leaving” – Written by Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher, recorded by Luke Combs

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Written by Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton, recorded by Carly Pearce and Lee Brice

“More Hearts Than Mine” – Written by Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland, recorded by Ingrid Andress


Female Vocalist Of The Year

Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris — ** Winner
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood


Male Vocalist Of The Year

Eric Church
Luke Combs — ** Winner
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban


Vocal Group Of The Year

Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion — ** Winner
Rascal Flatts


Vocal Duo Of The Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay — ** Winner
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae


Musical Event Of The Year

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
Producer: Dan Smyers

“Be A Light” – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
Producer: Dann Huff

“The Bones” – Maren Morris with Hozier
Producer: Greg Kurstin

“Fooled Around And Fell In Love” – Miranda Lambert (feat. Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley
McBryde, Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack)
Producer: Jay Joyce

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice — ** Early Winner
Producer: busbee


Music Video Of The Year

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
Director: Patrick Tracy

“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert — ** Early Winner
Director: Trey Fanjoy

“Homemade” – Jake Owen
Director: Justin Clough

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
Director: Sam Siske

“Second One To Know” – Chris Stapleton
Director: David Coleman


New Artist Of The Year

Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen — ** Winner


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Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, and Lee Brice Take Home Early CMA Awards

Ahead of the 54th Annual CMA Awards set to take place tonight, Wednesday, November 11th at 7/8c on ABC, two early winners were revealed.

Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, and Lee Brice take home early CMA Awards ahead of the November 11th show. Tune in at 7/8c on ABC

Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, and Lee Brice take home early CMA Awards ahead of the November 11th show. Tune in at 7/8c on ABC

Miranda Lambert takes home the award for Video of the Year with her smash hit, “Bluebird”. The award-winning video was directed by Trey Fanjoy. Additionally, Carly Pearce and Lee Brice received the award for Musical Event of the Year for their hit song, “I Hope You’re Happy Now”.

Pearce shared her emotional reaction to the win in an Instagram post, adding “This was the moment I found out as I sobbed on the phone in my pjs. Thank you, thank you, thank you. In a year that started as the hardest I’ve ever experienced, YALL are helping me see the big, bright, BEAUTIFUL light at the end of the tunnel.”

Pearce’s co-star on the track, Lee Brice, recently tested positive for COVID-19, will not be in attendance at the show tonight. Instead, fellow friend and country music artist, Charles Kelley of Lady A will take his place to perform the number one song with Pearce.

Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, the special show will be full of one of a kind moments as the country music family honors the highest talents of 2020 celebrating “Country Music’s Biggest Night”. Be sure to tune in and follow along on Twitter, @NYCOUNTRYSWAG, as we live-tweet the show. For a full list of performances, nominations, and everything you need to know, click here.

Click the image above to visit us on Instagram and let us know your vote for this year’s Entertainer of the Year.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music.

CMA Awards Performers

2020 CMA Awards Set to Air on November 11th, 2020 at 8PM ET on ABC

 

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2020 CMA Awards: Everything You Need To Know

On November 11th, 2020, The 54th Annual CMA Awards show will air on ABC at 8PM ET. Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, the special show will be full of one of a kind moments as the country music family honors the highest talents of 2020 celebrating “Country Music’s Biggest Night”.

CMA Awards Performers

2020 CMA Awards Set to Air on November 11th, 2020 at 8PM ET on ABC

Last year, Stephanie and Christina of NYCountry Swag flew down to Nashville to attend the 53rd Annual CMA Awards, witnessing an iconic night for women in country music including the 2019 hosts Carrie Underwood with special guests Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. Of course, this year is looking a little different, but the show must go on and we are certainly excited to cheer the country music community safely from our homes.

The line-up will include special performances from superstar artists like Luke Combs, Eric Church, Maren Morris, and more. Dan + Shay will be joined by Justin Bieber for the world premiere performance of their hit song, “10,000 Hours”. Additionally, Thomas Rhett will take the stage with collaborators Reba McEntire and Chris Tomlin for a special rendition of their 2020 # 1 hit, “Be A Light”. For a full list of performances check out the list below.

Set to take place in Nashville, Tennessee at the Music City Center, the CMA Awards Show will be the first of the year that will include some sort of live audience. Although tickets will not be available to fans as in years past, the show will bring together the performers, nominees, and their guests in one room for the first time in 2020. In a recent press release, CMA CEO Sarah Trahern notes, “We look forward to hosting our nominated artists and their guests as we celebrate the best of Country Music in a fully safe and physically distant environment.”

Check out the full list of performances, nominations, and everything you need to know below + click the image below to visit us on Instagram and let us know your vote for this year’s Entertainer of the Year.

 

When are the 2020 CMA Awards?
 Wednesday, November 11th at 8PM ET

Where to watch the 2020 CMA Awards?
 ABC, live from Nashville

Who is hosting the 2020 CMA Awards?
 Reba McEntire & Darius Rucker. It is Reba’s 5th time hosting and will be Darius Rucker’s first.

Who is Performing at the 2020 CMA Awards?

Show Opener: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Jenee Fleenor, and Ashley McBryde – Tribute to Charlie Daniels

Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
Carly Pearce with Charles Kelley (Who will take Lee Brice’s place) – “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
Chris Stapleton – “Starting Over”
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber – “10,000 Hours”
Darius Rucker and Lady A – “Beers & Sunshine”
Eric Church – “Hell of a View”
Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth – “I Hope”
Ingrid Andress – “More Hearts Than Mine”
Jimmie Allen – “Best Shot”
Jon Pardi – Joe Diffie Tribute
Keith Urban – “God Whispered Your Name”
Kelsea Ballerini – “hole in the bottle”
Little Big Town – Kenny Rogers Tribute
Luke Combs – “Cold as You”
Maren Morris – “The Bones”
Miranda Lambert – “Settling Down”
Morgan Wallen – “More Than My Hometown”
Old Dominion – Special Performance
Rascal Flatts – “Bless the Broken Road”
Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker – “In the Ghetto” Collaboration Tribute to Mac Davis
Thomas Rhett with Reba McEntire, Chris Tomlin, and Hillary Scott – “Be a Light”

 

Who is Presenting at the 2020 CMA Awards?

Presenters include Bobby Bones, Jake Owen, Lauren Akins, Lauren Alaina, Sara Evans, and Cece Winans.

 

Who is Nominated for the 2020 CMA Awards?

Entertainer Of The Year
Eric Church — ** Winner
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban


Single Of The Year

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
Producer: Dan Smyers
Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano

“Beer Never Broke My Heart” – Luke Combs
Producer: Scott Moffatt
Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley

“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Jay Joyce
Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce

“The Bones” – Maren Morris — ** Winner
Producer: Greg Kurstin
Mix Engineer: Greg Kurstin

“I Hope” – Gabby Barrett
Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale
Mix Engineer: Buckley Miller


Album Of The Year

Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
Producers: Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Jon Pardi

Never Will – Ashley McBryde
Producers: Jay Joyce, John Peets

Old Dominion – Old Dominion
Producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion

What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs — ** Winner
Producer: Scott Moffatt

Wildcard – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Jay Joyce


Song Of The Year

“Bluebird” – Written by Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert, recorded by Miranda Lambert

“The Bones” – Written by Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz, recorded by Maren Morris — ** Winner

“Even Though I’m Leaving” – Written by Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher, recorded by Luke Combs

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Written by Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton, recorded by Carly Pearce and Lee Brice

“More Hearts Than Mine” – Written by Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland, recorded by Ingrid Andress


Female Vocalist Of The Year

Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris — ** Winner
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood


Male Vocalist Of The Year

Eric Church
Luke Combs — ** Winner
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban


Vocal Group Of The Year

Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion — ** Winner
Rascal Flatts


Vocal Duo Of The Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay — ** Winner
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae


Musical Event Of The Year

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
Producer: Dan Smyers

“Be A Light” – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
Producer: Dann Huff

“The Bones” – Maren Morris with Hozier
Producer: Greg Kurstin

“Fooled Around And Fell In Love” – Miranda Lambert (feat. Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley
McBryde, Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack)
Producer: Jay Joyce

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice — ** Early Winner
Producer: busbee

 

Music Video Of The Year
“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
Director: Patrick Tracy

“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert — ** Early Winner
Director: Trey Fanjoy

“Homemade” – Jake Owen
Director: Justin Clough

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
Director: Sam Siske

“Second One To Know” – Chris Stapleton
Director: David Coleman


New Artist Of The Year

Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen — ** Winner


 

Tune in to the show to see who will take home the awards on November 11th on ABC. + Follow us on Twitter while we live-tweet the show, @NYCOUNTRYSWAG.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music.

 

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2020 AMAs: Who’s Nominated, When They Air and How to Watch

The 2020 American Music Awards (AMAs) nominations have been revealed. Take a look below to see which of your favorite country music awards made the cut and how to watch the show on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020.

Nominees for the 2020 American Music Awards (AMAs) were announced Monday morning (October 26th) on Good Morning America, and there’s plenty for country music fans to celebrate. The AMAs are the largest fan-voted award show in the world and will broadcast live from Los Angeles next month.

Taylor Swift and five other artists tied with four nominations each, and if Swift wins any of her categories she will break her own record for the most AMA wins of all time (currently 29). She also holds the top spot for most wins in the Artist of the Year category with five. 

Country nominees include Dan + Shay (Collaboration of the Year, Favorite Duo or Group – Country, Favorite Song – Country), Blake Shelton (Favorite Album – Country, Favorite Song – Country), Maren Morris (Favorite Female Artist – Country, Favorite Song – Country), Luke Combs (Favorite Male Artist – Country, Favorite Album – Country), Morgan Wallen (Favorite Male Artist – Country, Favorite Album – Country), Miranda Lambert (Favorite Female Artist – Country), Kane Brown (Favorite Male Artist – Country), Florida Georgia Line (Favorite Duo or Group – Country), Gabby Barrett (Favorite Female Artist – Country), and Old Dominion (Favorite Duo or Group – Country).

Fans can vote for their favorites on Twitter or online here.

Follow along for updates and exclusive content from AMAs on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube, at theamas.com and ABC.com, or join the conversation using the hashtag, #AMAs.

The AMAs will air live on Sunday, November 22nd at 8pm ET on ABC.

No word on performances yet, but fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming awards. Be sure to follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Check out the full list of 2020 American Music Awards Nominations below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lewis Capaldi
Doja Cat
DaBaby
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Megan Thee Stallion

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage Remix”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS
Billie Eilish
EXO
Ariana Grande
NCT 127

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Doja Cat, “Say So”
Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
Taylor Swift, “cardigan”
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Dua Lipa
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
BTS
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Harry Styles, Fine Line
Taylor Swift, folklore
The Weeknd, After Hours

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”
Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”
Post Malone, “Circles”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
Blake Shelton, Fully Loaded: God’s Country
Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Maren Morris, “The Bones”
Blake Shelton (Duet with Gwen Stefani), “Nobody But You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
DaBaby
Juice WRLD
Roddy Ricch

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj
Megan Thee Stallion

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Lil Baby, My Turn
Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake
Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
John Legend
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Jhene Aiko
Doja Cat
Summer Walker

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Doja Cat, Hot Pink
Summer Walker, Over It
The Weeknd, After Hours

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown ft. Drake, “No Guidance”
Summer Walker, “Playing Games”
The Weeknd, “Heartless:

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – LATIN
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – LATIN
Becky G
KAROL G
Rosalía

FAVORITE ALBUM – LATIN
Anuel AA, Emmanuel
Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir
Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG

FAVORITE SONG – LATIN
Bad Bunny “Vete”
Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
KAROL G & Nicki Minaj “Tusa”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Billie Eilish
Tame Impala
twenty one pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Lewis Capaldi
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
for KING & COUNTRY
Kanye West

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Kygo
Lady Gaga
Marshmello

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
Birds of Prey: The Album
Frozen II
Trolls: World Tour

 

 

 

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Luke Combs: What You See Ain’t Always What You Get Album Review

Luke Combs’ brand new deluxe record What You See Ain’t Always What You Get is available now, October 23rd on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as dig a little deeper into the new songs off the deluxe record.

Luke Combs Deluxe

Luke Combs’ What You See Ain’t Always What You Get Deluxe Album is available now

Last year, country superstar Luke Combs released his sophomore record titled What You See Is What You Get, full of 17 original songs. The album quickly went to the top of the charts, achieved platinum status, and boasts four number-one singles so far. If that wasn’t enough for fans to be excited about, Combs decided to release a deluxe version of his latest project, cleverly changing the name to What You See Ain’t Always What You Get. The album features five new tracks that prove once again why Combs is one of the best in country music.

Keeping with his traditional meets modern sound and soulful voice, Combs makes an already incredible project that much better with the addition of the new tracks. “Six Feet Apart,” which was later added to the original album touched the hearts of fans everywhere with its poignant message during these unprecedented times that 2020 has found us in. The somber ballad is truthful and inspiring, reminding us all that “there’ll be crowds and there’ll be shows” and of course, “there will be light after dark.”

Combs’ collaboration with violinist, Amanda Shires, “Without You” was also released before the record. Similar to one of our favorite deep cuts, “This One’s For You” off his debut record, “Without You” is sentimental, honest, and highly personal. The new song is the ultimate expression of gratitude to all that have helped him get to this point in his career.

For fans, who prefer the high-energy side of Combs, the singer added songs like “Cold As You” and “My Kinda Folk” to the project. Along the same lines as “Beer Never Broke My Heart” and “Does to Me,” the former compares a girl to a beer, calling her “cold.” The ultimate diss is as clever as the song is catchy.

The latter, “The “My Kinda Folk” fits in line with his song “Blue Collar Boys.” Combs is always reminding us that he is humble to his core and that he knows exactly who he is and where he came from. Both these songs are a must-play when concert season finally rolls around again!

“There oughta be a law against working this hard and still having this much fun / We get it done, drink a beer, catch a fish, hunt a deer and then we’ll  fire up a little smoke / Me and my kinda folk”

 “The Other Guy” is a mid-tempo song off the new project. All heart, Combs proves that he feels things deeply. The emotive track is all about a guy who looks like he is doing well on the outside but is still grieving over his ex. Truly relatable, the song has Combs’ stamp on it.

“You should see the other guy that’s missing you / and late at night he’s wishing you would come back home  / girl, he can’t move on  / and his heart still takes a beating just living with your leaving / and it might look like I’m doing alright / but you should see the other guy”

Finally, the deluxe record ends with the touching, heartfelt song “Forever After All.” The singer originally teased a clip of this song on TikTok back in August, and fans obviously went crazy for it. Clearly inspired by his now-wife, Nicole, Combs is giving us a love song that completes the trilogy of hit songs that have come before, including “Beautiful Crazy” and “Better Together.” The ballad reflects how love knows no bounds and will truly last forever even in death.

Time and time again, Combs proves his staying power. The singer-songwriter is as real as it gets. As long as he continues to be true to himself, stick to his roots, and release music, the fans, and the success will follow. What You See Ain’t Always What You Get is just a bonus on an already incredible career and record!

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What You See Ain’t Always What You Get is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

What You See Ain’t Always What You Get Tracklist:

  1. Beer Never Broke My Heart
  2. Refrigerator Door
  3. Even Though I’m Leaving
  4. Lovin’ on You
  5. Moon Over Mexico
  6. 1, 2 Many
  7. Blue Collar Boys
  8. New Every Day
  9. Reasons
  10. Every Little Bit Helps
  11. Dear Today
  12. What You See Is What You Get
  13. Does to Me (feat. Eric Church)
  14. Angels Workin’ Overtime
  15. All Over Again
  16. Nothing Like You
  17. Better Together
  18. Six Feet Apart
  19. Cold As You
  20. The Other Guy
  21. My Kinda Folk
  22. Without You (feat. Amanda Shires)
  23. Forever After All

 

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Luke Combs Releases Acoustic “Forever After All” In Weekly Series

Luke Combs released an acoustic preview of “Forever After All” from his upcoming What You See Ain’t Always What You Get Deluxe album, out this Friday, October 23rd. This marks the final track of Combs’ Weekly Series, in which the singer-songwriter has taken to social media every Monday over the past five weeks to perform an acoustic snippet of each of the five new songs from the forthcoming deluxe album. Watch “Forever After All” below:

Combs originally previewed this track on TikTok. The glowing reviews from fans caused him to make it a part of his deluxe album. Clearly inspired by his new wife, Nicole Hocking, Combs gives us a love song that completes the trilogy of hits that have come before, including “Beautiful Crazy” and “Better Together.” The unreleased ballad reflects how love knows no bounds and will truly last forever even in death.

“They say nothing lasts forever / But they ain’t seen us together / Or the way the moonlight dances in your eyes / And I know there’ll be a moment / The good Lord calls one of us home and / One won’t have the other by their side / But heaven knows that won’t last too long / Maybe some things last forever after all”

Luke Combs Lovin' On You Number One

Photo via Luke Combs on Facebook

The deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get also includes new songs “Cold As You,” “The Other Guy,” “My Kinda Folk,” and the already released “Without You” featuring Amanda Shires. The highly anticipated project is set to release this Friday, October 23rd, and will be available everywhere you buy or stream music.

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Luke Combs Teases Unreleased Song “Sleepless in a Hotel Room”

Luke Combs teased fans with a brand new unreleased song “Sleepless in a Hotel Room”, performing it on social media just before the Billboard Music Awards. Check out the track below and read on as we dig a little deeper into what we know about the new tune.

As if a deluxe record (coming out Friday, October 23rd) isn’t enough, country superstar, Luke Combs continues to prove that he is all about the music and the fans. Just before his Billboard Music Awards performance and subsequent win for Best Country Artist, Combs’ shared an unreleased song entitled “Sleepless in a Hotel Room” on Instagram and Facebook.

Co-written by Combs with Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana, “Sleepless in a Hotel Room” is all about longing to be with the one you love. As an entertainer, Combs is often away from his loved ones, especially his new wife, Nicole Hocking Combs, who inspired this song. The singer shared on social media, “Trying to take a nap before my @bbmas performance tonight and I couldn’t sleep. It reminded me of this song I wrote a few months ago right before everything shut down. Had this idea one night when I was missing @nicohocking, like I am right now. Hope y’all dig the preview of it.”

Luke Combs unreleased song "Sleepless in a Hotel Room"

“It’s 2 in the morning / TV’s on / And I never felt so far from home / I can hear the lonely howl out my window / The morning light kicks up too soon / Lying here not next to you”

Obviously, we dig it and fans agree! The new song is everything we have come to love from Combs – honest, relatable, real, and catchy! His voice shines on the personal tune, and it is evident that the singer is truly experiencing and feeling everything he is singing. Hopefully, Combs will release this song and another new batch of songs in the near future. Until then, fans can enjoy What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, out this Friday, October 23rd.

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Luke Combs Releases Acoustic “My Kinda Folk” In Weekly Series

Luke Combs released an acoustic preview of “My Kinda Folk” from his upcoming What You See Ain’t Always What You Get Deluxe album. Every Monday over the past four weeks, Combs has taken to social media to perform an acoustic snippet of a new track from the album in a new Weekly Series until its official release on October 23rd. Watch “My Kinda Folk” below:

“My Kinda Folk” is an ode to the hard-working men and southern lifestyle that this singer loves to endure. Lyrically, this song resembles “Blue Collar Boys,” but based on the 27 seconds he teased on his social media pages, it sounds a little more 90’s country-influenced.

There oughta be a law against working this hard and still having this much fun / We get it done, drink a beer, catch a fish, hunt a deer and then we’ll  fire up a little smoke / Me and my kinda folk

Next Monday, Combs will perform the final song and fan-favorite, “Forever After All” which he has previously played live, before officially releasing the five new songs on Friday, October 23rd.

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Photo via Luke Combs on Facebook

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The Best Covers by Luke Combs You Didn’t Know You Needed

Luke Combs covers some of the greatest country music songs in the genre often sharing his reimagined versions with fans via his social media. He is one of the best in the country music world right now and as we anticipate the release of his upcoming deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, we’re sharing some of our favorite songs covered by the superstar singer-songwriter.

 

“Austin”- Blake Shelton

Back in the beginning of his career, Combs would often cover the song that helped put fellow country superstar Blake Shelton on the mark, “Austin.” Fans can find clips of the singer belting out “Austin” even in 2017; however, earlier this year, Combs reminded fans that he can truly sing anything. His soulful rendition of “Austin” is arguably as good as Shelton’s original.

 

“Fast Car”- Tracey Chapman

After fans begged him to sing a full version of this song, Combs obliged, and his performance went viral. Combs’ cover is vocally-pleasing, yet effortless. He performed it most recently on one of his quarantine Facebook Lives, and truthfully, we could listen to it all day long.

 

“The Way I Talk”- Morgan Wallen

Fellow country singer, Morgan Wallen burst onto the scene with his true-blue country tune “The Way I Talk.” As if the stars were aligning, Wallen and Combs shared the stage back on Combs’ headlining tour, and supported one another, singing covers of each other’s songs. Wallen covered “She Got the Best of Me,” while Combs gave a soulful and stripped-down version of “The Way I Talk.”

 

“What Are You Listening To”- Chris Stapleton

Back in March, Instagram was swirling with the #DeepCutsChallenge. Morgan Wallen challenged Combs and in turn, he covered a song he believed deserved more credit, Chris Stapleton’s “What Are You Listening To.” It is safe to say, Combs’ cover was nothing short of extraordinary.

 

“Dive”- Ed Sheeran

Interestingly enough, Combs even covered pop-star and songwriter, Ed Sheeran’s song, “Dive” back in 2017. His rendition still pops up on the internet from time to time, even years later. Combs turns Sheeran’s song into a bluesy, goosebump-worthy country song. Combs even recorded the covers at Sound Stage Nashville, as part of a Spotify campaign.

 

“I Don’t Want This Night To End”- Luke Bryan

It’s hard to remember a time where Luke Combs wasn’t all over the charts and performing at every major venue, but back in 2011, Combs was just another young man, who loved country music. Here’s an old-school cover from the singer of Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night To End”. This throwback is just a reminder to all of us that we all have to start somewhere, and of course, that further proves that Combs was born to be a superstar.

 

As Combs continues to break his own records, we look forward to more new music from him as well as what classic hits he’ll surprise fans with by covering. Luke Combs’ deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get is set to release on Friday, October 23rd, and includes five brand new tracks.

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