A Look Back On Luke Combs’ First NYC Show (Jan. 2017)…

In honor of Luke Combs​’ tour announcement earlier today, we are sharing our recap of his very first New York City show back in January 2017 at Mercury Lounge.

In this review we mention an unreleased song that we were most impressed with, “When It Rains It Pours”… that song was sent to radio about six months after this write-up and later went on to become Luke’s second #1 Song, almost a year after this was written!

We also mentioned a ‘crowd-favorite’, “She Got The Best of Me”, Luke’s present single which is currently sitting in the Top 20! Luke was also named as one of our 2017 Artists to Watch along rising stars like Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes, and Brett Young.

We’re so proud to support artists like this and watch them conquer the country music world. We ended Combs’ review with – “He’s sure to be a headlining act in the future!” – Well the time has come. Luke announced this morning his first headlining arena tour which hits NYC on February 28 at The Manhattan Center​! Tickets & more info available here.

Check Out the full January 2017 Review Below:

Luke Combs Takes NYC By Storm…

Emerging country star, Luke Combs, brought not only a little rain, but a lot of southern heat to our big city last week. Combs declared the show his first NYC performance, however a high school vocal group career shouldn’t go unnoticed as a young Combs was once chosen to perform a solo in the world-renowned Carnegie Hall! Nonetheless, we couldn’t be more grateful to have experienced Luke Combs this time around – as he is sure to take off in the country music scene.

The 26-year-old musician started the night off with one of his original songs, “Can I Get An Outlaw.” Fans were instantly buzzed off of the bands upbeat vibe and completely captivated by Luke’s incredible vocal skills.

An ironic addition to the rainy weather we had that evening, Luke then blew us away with his unreleased song “When It Rains It Pours,” which puts a new twist on a classic break up and we just can’t get it out of our heads. He sure knows how to put the good in good-bye!

Luke went on to treat us to some of his best material including crowd favorites, “Honky Tonk Highway” and “She Got The Best of Me.”

After flawlessly covering tunes by John Mellencamp, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, Combs enlightened us on a more aggressive hobby of his; Drinking Whiskey. Something perhaps we can all relate to… If there were any doubting fans left in the room, Luke sure won them over with his version of Chris Stapleton’s, “Tennessee Whiskey.”

Ending the show with his breakthrough single, “Hurricane,” Combs left every person in that room hooked, leaving the crowd chanting, “One More Song!” as he left the stage. A few minutes later, Combs returned for an encore with, “Out There.”

We’re proud to have named Luke as one of our 2017 Artists to Watch. You can look forward to new music coming soon, but in the meantime, grab his album here and let us know what you think! If you have the opportunity to see this guy some time soon, do not miss it! He’s sure to be a headlining act in the future!



There you have it! A full circle review. We love having pieces like this to look back on. Especially with rising acts. It’s so cool to see how far they have come and we love being able to champion them on this journey.



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