Luke Combs' voice is about as country as you can get. And although he DID grow up listening to ’90s country artists like Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, and Alan Jackson… it was a different set of voices that influenced his vocal style.
He said, quote, "I learned to sing from The Backstreet Boys. [There’s] no kid that’s my age that wasn’t listening to The Backstreet Boys or N' Sync. I [also] listened to a lot of John Legend around high school time.
“Learning to sing that stuff really honed-in my melody abilities. Those were the kind of folks I was listening to and singing… as far as singing stuff goes, that was who I was listening to.”
Speaking of Luke Combs, he will perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on October 14th. Luke is nominated for four awards, and as previously announced, Garth Brooks will receive the Billboard Icon Award, joining only eight other artists to ever receive the honor. Garth will also take the stage to perform.
Kelly Clarkson will host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards for the third year in a row.
Lee Brice scored his eighth No. 1 single for “One of Them Girls” – it’s the lead single to Lee’s upcoming sixth studio album, Hey World, that comes out on November 20th. Lee was inspired to write “One of Them Girls” on Father’s Day in 2019 after a moment of reflection with his family.
“One of Them Girls” follows Lee’s previous No. 1 single, “Rumors,” which topped the charts in July 2019, and his collaboration with Carly Pearce, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” which came in at No. 1 earlier this year.
If you’re a fan of tattoos you have to check out Tyler from Florida Georgia Line’s new piece on his left arm. It’s a massive lion head, and he posted a clip on Instagram. The caption says, “I’m so pumped on this piece and can’t thank BubbaiTattoos for sharing his time and talent.” He’s talking about “Ink Master” champ Bubba Irwin.