Luke Combs’s MN Concert Was a Great Time for Fans


Michaela Dooley

Luke Combs performing his top trending remake of “Fast Car” in front of fans.

The U.S. Bank Stadium was packed with cowboy hat-wearing, country music-loving Minnesotans this past Saturday, May 13th. Luke Combs, the award-winning country artist, performed with guest country singers Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Brent Cobb, and Flatland Cavalry. It was a high-energy night that kicked off the summer concert season in MN.

The Luke Combs World Tour started in Arlington, Texas on March 25th, and will end in London, England on October 20th. Most of the songs Combs is performing on the tour are from his 2022 album “Growin’ Up,” and his 2023 album, “Gettin’ Old.” He also includes a few covers and his biggest hits from different albums, like “Beautiful Crazy,” and “When It Rains It Pours.” Whether Minnesota fans had nosebleed tickets or a spot on the floor, they enthusiastically sang Combs’ songs back to him.

Combs is an exceptional performer; born in Charlotte, North Carolina, he’s been singing since he was a child. He attended Appalachian State University University, till he dropped out and moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. His first album, “This One’s For You,” was released in 2017.

Unlike other artists, he doesn’t need intricate dance routines or effects to energize the crowd. In fact, all it took to get fans excited at the Minnesota concert was their recognition of the first note in each song. His upbeat songs ensued dancing and cheering, while his slower songs led to swaying and the classic phone flashlight.

Family is a significant part of Combs’ life despite his stardom. He has rightfully earned a wholesome and genuine reputation due to the importance that his wife Nicole and son Tex have in his life. Luke and Nicole Combs have been married for three years, and even have a merchandise line together, which was advertised on the screens in the U.S. Bank stadium before the concert.

Combs’ global recognition is partly due to his seventeen awards, like the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist, and the Billboard Music Award for Top Country Album. His 19,782,957 monthly listeners on Spotify are another equally impressive testament to his success.

Concert attendees ranged from young kids, to high school and college students, to older adults. Combs’ music interests all generations, especially on a cabin boat cruise or summer grill night. The performance was definitely a good taste of summer for Minnesotans excited for rainy days to turn into lake days.