Luke Combs premiered a new kind of drinking song during his Grand Ole Opry performance, telling the story of “Joe” in the unreleased track. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.
Over the weekend, Luke Combs took the stage at Nashville’s coveted venue, the Grand Ole Opry. The singer performed hits like “Forever After All,” “Beautiful Crazy,” and “When It Rains It Pours,” but decided to surprise fans as well. As many who get the chance to perform at the Opry do Combs unveiled a brand new unreleased song to the audience, simply titled “Joe.”
Combs shared with fans that the song was only a few days old. He collaborated with Erik Dylan on the track, after Dylan had started it with another songwriter, James Slater. “I just thought it would be real awesome, and we finished it together,” shared the singer on stage, “I guess the title of this song would be “Joe.” So just hear me out and tell me what you think.”
Combs uses his voice to share a powerful story of a blue-collar worker and his redemption and recovery from alcoholism. A simple and quiet song, “Joe” is a top-notch story-telling song in country music. Combs’ rich voice and incredible delivery make you want to hang on to every lyric.
“Thank the Lord every morning with a sweet Amen // For how far I’ve come from where I’ve been // So here’s to good days and a better tomorrow // And a light at the end of the bottle”
For anyone who has ever found themselves or known someone who struggles with alcoholism, this song will hit home. It is all of our stories of struggle and redemption. Once again, Combs proves why he is one of the best in the business! Check out the full Opry performance below.
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