Luke Combs Opens Up About Lyrics, Making of His Upcoming Album

by Jacklyn Krol
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Luke Combs shared details about his upcoming album and what’s next. Combs spoke with the Grammy Museum for their “Behind The Songs Series” to discuss influences and the process of the album that drops on October 23.

What Luke Combs Had to Say About Six Feet Apart

Combs wrote the hit “Six Feet Apart” with Brent Cobb and Rob Snyder on April 14, just one month into the coronavirus pandemic. “I’ve been a big fan of Brent’s for a while,” he admitted. “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.”

Snyder and Cobb already figured out the title before the trio began working on creating the song. It was created in just two hours and recorded within the week.

Watch the interview, below.

Luke’s Surprising Influence

The hitmaker grew up listening to classic 90’s country artists including Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, and Alan Jackson but it was actually a boyband that really helped him. “I learned to sing from the Backstreet Boys,” he surprisingly revealed. “[There’s] no kid that’s my age that wasn’t listening to The Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC. I [also] listened to a lot of John Legend around high school time. 

“Learning to sing that stuff really honed-in my melody abilities. Those were the kind of folks I was listening to and singing [along to].”

Luke Combs and Eric Church

Combs collaborated with Eric Church on the viral hit, “Does To Me.” Combs has always been a huge fan of Church and he even went to the same college in North Carolina. Combs heard of Church while at university. “His career was starting to blossom while I was at school there,” he explained. “He kind of made me fall in love with country again because I wasn’t listening to it for most of my teenage years.”

Church’s songwriting is what drew Combs in to his music. “It just had this authentic feel to it that other stuff didn’t have at that time,” he continued. Combs shared that he wants people to know that he writes his own music, “coming from that artist’s mouth.”

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