After a year of not playing concerts, it was a sight for sore eyes to see Combs back in his natural element. And not just back in his element. But back on one of the country’s biggest stages, at the largest public gathering in quite some time.
Combs and his fellow musicians have certainly been missed the past year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. But the country singer quickly made up for all the lost time, performing a set of five songs for the crowd. Fox broadcast Combs as he rocked out “Cold as You” in front of the rowdy fans.
Combs didn’t waste a moment, making the most of the limited time he had on stage. After all, who knows when he’ll get the next chance to perform live and get a crowd up on their feet and dancing? NASCAR fans were in for a rare treat, hearing two of Combs’ songs for the first time live. Both tunes featured on Combs’ deluxe album, which released during the pandemic.
Luke Combs: Country Superstar and NASCAR Fan
For Combs, the concert was a literal dream come true. Prior to his performance, he discussed the overlap between his typical concert-goers and NASCAR fans. Really, Combs was the perfect performer to play at the Daytona 500.
“I think there’s a lot of crossover between my fans and NASCAR fans. I think that’s a great thing,” Combs said. “For me to be here, I think that’s a great thing for the fan. Because we get the opportunity to see each other for the first time in a long time. Like I said, I haven’t played a show in almost a year that’s not in my house in front of a TV screen. It’s nice to see everybody in the stands.”
As far as the sport, Combs is also a NASCAR fan himself and grew up watching races with his grandfather on Sundays. He never thought he would one day get the opportunity to play at one.
“I grew up watching the NASCAR race every Sunday with my granddad; that was our thing,” Combs said. “I never could have imagined back then that I’d be playing the Daytona 500 one day, so this is super awesome and is something I’m really looking forward to.”