For many artists, quarantine means something different.
Quarantine and the pandemic was the reason for their canceled tours. For others, it was an opportunity to sit inside and write new music. It may have even been an excuse to take some time off in general.
For Luke Combs, it may have been a mixture of all three.
“I think it’s just been a lot of writing songs, done a lot of that” Combs told The Country Daily.
While writing songs and thinking about albums is a normal year for Combs, this year’s process was a lot different.
Instead of touring and being rushed from place to place, Combs got to really experience home. For some artists, writing music can begin to feel rushed.
Quarantine Means New Music
“Doing little projects in and around the house has been really nice, just really kind of having the time and the freedom to do some of the things that normally I wouldn’t have gotten to do this year,” Combs said.
In addition to writing music and hanging out at home, Combs also got married in 2020. While 2020 caused many people to cancel or reschedule their wedding plans, it didn’t detour Combs from desperately wanting to marry his wife Nicole.
The pandemic even gave them the chance to spend more time together that may have been more difficult to do in a normal year.
“I am very thankful for the extra time that me and Nicole have had together,” Combs said.
Luke Combs 2020 and 2021
Combs certainly has been using his time wisely.
In 2020 he released “Lovin’ on You” and “Does To Me” which both were No.1 on the U.S. Country Airplay charts.
He also released his deluxe edition of the album, “What You See Ain’t Always What You Get.” The album is a massive 23-song collection. He is also featured in the Jameson Rodgers song “Cold Beer Calling My Name” as well.
His music video for “Lovin’ On You” stars him and his wife as a cute then and now story.
Luke Combs rescheduled most of his 2020 tour for “What You See Ain’t Always What You Get.” This means fans can look forward to hopefully seeing him in concert sometime next year if the pandemic is under control.
The artist has also been consistently releasing music since 2016, so the odds of more in the new year are incredibly high.