Luke Combs is doing his part to pay musical tribute to the front line workers of the COVID-19 pandemic with his performance of “Six Feet Apart” on CMT Celebrates Our Heroes.
The special event sees many country artists providing virtual performances in honor of the essential workers on the front line of the pandemic including healthcare professionals, first responders, truck drivers, teachers, members of the food industry and more. Setting up shop in his home barn that many fans will recall from his multiple live stream sessions, Combs took on a more plaintive tone as he addressed viewers. “I know that this is a really interesting time that we’re living in. I want to send a huge thanks out to everybody who’s out on the front line fighting this thing,” he says before the performance, adding that he hopes fans are “staying home and staying safe.” “I miss you guys a lot out on the road,” he professed.
Combs uses his trusty guitar and distinguishable voice to offer viewers a first hand account about what he misses most during quarantine life with the reflective “Six Feet Apart,” from handshakes and hugs to his parents and life on the road. “It’s a mystery, I suppose / Just how long this thing goes / But there’ll be crowds and there’ll be shows / And there will be light after dark / Someday when we aren’t six feet apart,” he sings with intent, rarely opening his eyes.
CMT Celebrates Our Heroes was hosted on Wednesday (June 3) in place of the annual CMT Artists of the Year ceremony that takes place in Nashville and honors the genre’s top acts.