Luke Combs set the stage for his highly-anticipated “coming of age” album with his latest single, “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old.” It shares a glimpse into Combs’ current place in his life, caught between being able to “raise hell” in a bar with his friends and “finding peace of mind slowing my roll.”
Combs, 32, released “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old” on Friday (January 27) after teasing it — along with a few other unreleased tracks — on his social media channels. It serves as a title track of his forthcoming project, Gettin’ Old, which is set to release this year after Growin’ Up debuted in June 2022.
“I still hit them dive bars/ Every once in a blue moon/ Got a wild card/ I keep inside my boot/ I been thinkin' lately maybe I should save it/ ‘Cause them hangovers sure kick my a** these days/ So I spend most my happy hours here at home/ In the middle of growin' up and gettin' old
“But I can still raise hell all night with the boys when I want to/ Lay that hammer down to see how fast she'll go/ But these days I hang my hat on what I won't do/ And I've been finding peace of mind slowing my roll/ You learn to tow that line with time as it goes/ In the middle of growin' up and gettin' old”
“This album is about the stage of life I’m in right now,” Combs explained as he shared new details about his album this week. “One that I’m sure a lot of us are in, have been through, or will go through. It’s about coming of age, loving where life is now but at the same time missing how it used to be, continuing to fall for the one you love and loving them no matter what, living in the moment but still wondering how much time you have left, family, friends, being thankful, and leaving a legacy. Me and so many others have poured their hearts and souls into this record and I hope you love it as much as we do.”
The 18-track album, Gettin’ Old, is set to release on March 24, just in time for Combs’ 16-country world tour with special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry, Brent Cobb, Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman on select dates.