Luke Combs: Figured Out A Lot Being Punched In The Face
Luke Combs recalled on a recent podcast that when he was in elementary school, growing up in North Carolina, he was punched in the face. He said, “I got punched in the face for the first time when I was probably, I dunno, in the fourth grade or something. It was my neighbor, actually — one of my good friends. He was from Montana and moved there, and we’re still buddies. We still play video games to this day.”
Combs added, “He decked me, too, bro. You figure a lot of s— out when you get punched in the face, you know what I mean? That first time, you’re like, ‘Oh!'”
Luke said getting a punch in the face may help set people straight. He said, “I think a lot of the world’s problems are caused by people who’ve never been punched in the face before.”
Combs has meet-and-greet opportunities at his concerts, including his current stadium tour. But fans don’t have to pay to meet him in person. Fan club members are selected at random to meet him backstage before the show.
He told Billboard, “I’ve always just felt really weird about charging people to meet me. Maybe that’s just me feeling like, ‘Well, it’s not worth it.'” He added, “I just want to meet people who came to the show, whether it’s their first show or their 50th show. It’s like people who would have never gotten the chance to meet me or could never have afforded it. Because I couldn’t have afforded that growing up.”
Luke explained, “I always want my fans to understand that I’ve never made any decisions based on how much money I can get out of them. It already costs so much to do anything, right? I want them to love the music and feel like they saw a great show that someone put a lot of thought into and did it at a price that was affordable to them.”