Luke Combs Changed His Parents’ Life By Helping Them Retire Early

by Josh Lanier

Luke Combs has made a fortune off of his Grammy-award-winning brand of country music. But he’s not keeping that all to himself. In fact, he gave a big chunk of that money to his parents so they could retire comfortably.

Combs told CMT that his reasons weren’t completely altruistic.

“I helped both of my parents retire, which has been a really amazing experience … and that decision was solely predicated off of being able to spend more time with my parents as they get older, and watching that happen has been not only a joy for me but a great way for them to have the financial freedom and the ability to come out and experience some of these awesome things that I get to do, you know, right by my side,” Combs said. “Which I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

Luke Combs is close to his family. He credits his granddad with pushing him to pursue singing. Though, at the time, he just assumed his grandfather was just being nice when he would say, “if you stick with this thing you’re gonna be really great at this if you keep doing it.”

“When I look back on it, the seriousness that he said it with is something that stuck with me. And he did get to hear my first album, which is something that I’m very thankful for. It hadn’t been released yet at the time he passed away, so he never got to see what came of that, but he did get to see the culmination of all the work I put into making it and to moving (to Nashville) and actually following through with chasing this dream, and it’s taught me a lot.”

Luke Combs Stayed Busy During Quarantine

While the rest of us were putting on the quarantine 15, Luke Combs was hard at work. Since announcing he’s working on his next album on March 31, Combs has been releasing new music consistently. And he’s back on the road, as well.

So far, Combs has released “Five Leaf Clover,” “Ever Mine,” “We Still Drink Beer,” and “Good Ol’ Days,” and others.

Luke Combs hasn’t said what will make his next album or when he plans to release it. However, his fans are ravenous for new music. He released videos of himself performing the songs, all of which have garnered millions of views.

He even worked on some music for other major label artists as well.

Combs worked with the Zac Brown band to co-write the songs “Out in the Middle” and “Old Love Song.”

“Getting to write with Luke Combs for the first time was great. He’s got great sensibility for parts and then singing along, man, what a voice. He’s got an incredible voice. So making a demo was very easy. It was really nice not to have to sing everything on the demo. And just little inflections on how he would do melody or how he would do things, it made a nice soup for all of our input together. Luke’s a great writer and of course, he’s an amazing singer, and it was fun. I hope we do more together,” Zac Brown said on Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannen.