Country star Luke Combs on Wednesday posted a heartfelt birthday message to Instagram for his wife Nicole.
“Happy birthday my love!” Combs captioned his post. “You inspire me every single day to be a better man, a better person, and for that I can’t thank you enough. Here’s to you, here’s to 29, and here’s to many more spent together. I love you!”
Also included in the post were photos of Nicole with their dog, of the couple standing against an epic mountain backdrop and of Nicole brandishing a large fish.
Luke Combs and His Wife Are Approaching Their One-Year Anniversary
Last August 1, Combs married Nicole (then Nicole Hocking) at their house in southern Florida. It was a small ceremony limited to close family and friends.
The couple first met in Nashville, while Hocking was working at Broadcast Music, Inc., or BMI, the music rights management company, according to Billboard. They dated for two years before getting engaged in 2018.
Upon getting married, the couple shared their newlywed exuberance on social media with twin posts.
“Yesterday was the best day of my life. I got to marry my best friend. I love you @nicohocking, here’s to forever,” Combs wrote at the time.
For her part, Hocking posted, “I’m so happy to spend the rest of my life with you! Although we wish would could have had every single one of our family & friends there, we can’t wait to celebrate with everyone next year!”
Combs Releases New SEC Hype Song
This week, Luke Combs is out with a new song serenading Southeastern Conference Football. The song is titled “South on Ya.”
“Got a little dirt road dust runnin’ through our blood/From a never-heard-of-it hometown/Got a can’t-quit heart and some take-it-too-far/And a whole lot of never-back-down,” Combs sings in the song’s chorus. “‘Cause we’re no doubt gonna put a little south on ya.”
As a football fan who played the game himself in high school, Combs follows the Carolina Panthers pretty closely. He lost a bet with his keyboardist last year over the Panthers vs. Falcons game and had to go vegan for a while. It was rough on Combs, who is a proud hunter, angler and outdoorsman.
“I’m still alive, I’ll put it that way,” Combs said of his new diet. “I’m looking forward to a good deer steak after this is all said and done.”