Luke Combs tweeted recently that he’ll hold the performance debut for his song “Blue Collar Boys” on Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. The virtual concert will take place before the race, which happens to be Jimmie Johnson’s last. That’s because the seven-time NASCAR champion is retiring.
“What’s better than music and racing? Tune in to NBC this Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 PM ET as I perform the TV debut of “Blue Collar Boys” and then stick around for the @NASCAR Cup Series Championship race from @PhoenixRaceway at 3 PM ET!” Combs tweeted.
Fans of Luke Combs Ready for Virtual Show
Fans filled Luke Combs’ comments with excited replies. Since coronavirus has put most music shows on hold, television performances are about the only place fans can see their favorite bands “live.”
Combs’ New Album Gets Massive Release
Last year, Luke Combs released “What You See is What you Get” and it became an instant smash online. It broke streaming records and made the beloved country crooner a household name.
He reissued that album this week and broke his own record. “What You See Ain’t Always What You Get” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard thanks to its 102 million streams, the New York Times reported. Last year, fans streamed songs from the album 74 million times in its first week. No contemporary star had come close to that figure, the New York Times said then.
Combs has had a busy year. Aside from his album, he also performed during the 2020 CMT Music Awards. Combs shotgunned a beer on stage alongside Brooks & Dunn. He will also perform at the 2020 CMA Awards next week. He will be giving an emotional rendition of one of his newly released tracks, “Cold As You.”
Despite all of that, Combs said recently he’s enjoying a newfound sense of anonymity since shaving his head. Even though he may be one of the biggest country stars in the country, he says he rarely gets noticed now.