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Luke Combs explains the meaning behind new song ‘Joe’

Luke Combs joins Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannen to share what inspired his new song ‘Joe’ in a snippet from a forthcoming longer conversation about his highly-anticipated ‘Gettin’ Old’ album, airing soon. 

Tune in and listen to the episode in-full this Friday (February 24) at 7am PT / 9am CT / 10am ET or anytime on-demand at apple.co/_TodaysCountry.

Luke Combs’ full conversation with Kelleigh Bannen will air soon on Apple Music Country. 

KELLEIGH BANNEN: Was there someone you were thinking of that made it feel important to do a song like that? 

LUKE COMBS: There’s been a bunch of folks in my family that have struggled with alcoholism and things at times, you know, I would think a lot. We’d go out and you play a show for a hundred people or 10,000 people or whatever it is. You know, our genre is so centric around drinking and partying and having a good time, and alcohol is always associated with that, you know?

Listen. I like to drink, but I always think about… I have some friends that live that sober lifestyle because they kind of have to, you know? I just wanted to write it because there’s just not a lot of country songs that aren’t all about drinking or what… It’s like, being on the other side of that, I think, can be really hard if you’re a fan of our genre. And so I wanted there to be a song in there for those people, too, because I don’t think that they ever get spoken to very much.

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