Luke Combs has a lot to celebrate this year. On top of winning the ACM’s Male Vocalist and Album of the Year this year, he got married to longtime sweetheart Nicole Hocking earlier in August. While marriage in a pandemic may be something some couples have been reconsidering or postponed, for Combs, he knew they weren’t doing any of that.
“It was really wild getting married this year. We were gonna get married on August 1st I think come hell or high water, whether that meant nobody could be there or a million people could be there,” Combs shared in a press conference at this year’s ACM Awards. “We just had been waiting for a while to get married and I’m excited that we were able to do it with a small group of our closest friends and family,”
“It has been a strange year. But we made the best of it, we did what we could. And you know I’m very thankful for that,” the “Better Together” singer added.
When asked if there was advice he’d give to future (and possible) newlyweds, Combs offered it plain and simple: “Just go for it.”
“Whether it’s just you or your wife or your husband or whoever that significant other may be, just go do it for you guys and enjoy it and have fun. Whether you want your parents there or you want nobody there, just do it man. It’s about you guys. So just have fun, just do it, enjoy each other’s company and get it done!”
Outside of Combs’ ACM wins and marriage, the bonafide country star is gearing up to release What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, the deluxe edition of his Platinum-certified 2019 album What You See Is What You Get. The upcoming 23-track record will include five brand-new songs, and is slated to drop on October 30.
Fans can pre-save and pre-order the album here.