Luke Combs’ New Version of ‘6 Feet Apart’ Comes at Perfect Time, 7 Months into COVID-19

by Matthew Wilson
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Luke Combs released a new version of his hit single “6 Feet Apart.” In the version, the country singer performs an acoustic rendition with his band.

The singer recently performed the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Combs co-wrote the song with Brent Cobb and Rob Snyder as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Comb’s titled the single after the CDC’s social distancing advice to maintain six feet apart. The initial version ranked 58 on Billboard’s country music charts.

Combs was initially concerned about the concert but liked the idea of expressing feelings everyone may be having during the pandemic. “I think I just asked them out of the blue, ‘Hey, do we write a song about this thing? Or is that too cheesy?'” Combs told the Tennessean.

“I’ve been a big fan of Brent’s for a while,” Combs told the Grammy Museum. “Me and Rob Snyder wrote a bunch of songs together. So I was dead set on us doing that [writing about quarantine]. Brent he lives in Georgia… we wrote on FaceTime actually, not even Zoom.”

Luke Combs has released acoustic versions of his songs on YouTube.

“6 Feet Apart” is the latest in a series of acoustic covers Combs has released onto YouTube. The singer kicked off the series with “Without You,” which turned one of his hits into an acoustic melody. So far, Combs has released a new song every week.

The series will also feature five songs from the singer’s new deluxe album. “Cold As You,” “The Other Guy,” “My Kinda Folk,” and “Forever After All” are the tracks he plans to release. The new album is called What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, a deluxe version of Comb’s 2019 album.

The extended CD will release on October 23, and will include the original 18 tracks as well as five brand new songs.

Recently, Comb was crowned ACM Male Artist of the Year.

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