Luke Combs pairs his album release from last year – Growing Up – with its sister record – Getting Old – out everywhere today, that continues to showcase his masterful songwriting chops.
The rise of Luke Combs over the past few years, from his debut album to winning CMA Entertainer of the Year, has been unprecedented. He has put a voice to the humble thoughts and everyday struggles of all country music fans, leading a new charge of songwriters and artists who dig back into their origin stories and stories from their hometowns for inspiration, delivering a no-nonsense sound that feels gritty and authentic.
Now, Combs has returned with his fourth studio album – the sister record to his third album Growin’ Up that felt somewhat underwhelming, in comparison to the staggering power of his first two records. There was a degree of trepidation then when awaiting Gettin’ Old, but that feeling was unfounded that is filled with the killer songwriting we received with his debut record, with a layer of maturity that feels right considering the new stage Combs is now at in his life – as a father and husband. There’s plenty of material here that takes fans on the journey of Combs life, entering this new stage, as he explores the bonds of fatherhood and brotherhood on ‘See Me Now’ and ‘Take You With Me.’ Of course, Combs continues to revisit the stories of his childhood on ‘Hannah Ford Road’ and celebrate the blue-collar, regular man on ‘Joe.’
More than anything, this record is filled with killer storytelling songwriting, it’s classic Combs in sound, but with a newer mature sound and lyrical touch, filled with huge hits that do not feel inauthentic in reaching for the #1 spot. Gettin’ Old is a showcase in painting a picture of an artist and where they are currently at in their life and shows just why Combs star continues to shine so brightly.