Luke Combs has now shared clips of four separate songs focused on fatherhood, and each one has fans of a certain age reaching for tissues.

During a visit with Taste of Country Nights, the "Ain't No Love in Oklahoma" singer answered the obvious question.

  • Ain't No Love in Oklahoma" — from the Twisters soundtrack — is Combs' official radio single.
  • His last studio album was Gettin' Old, released in March 2023.
  • Combs and his wife Nicole have two kids under two years old, Tex and Beau.

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ToC Nights host Evan Paul asked (essentially), "Dude, why you doing us like this?"

"Obviously, that's kind of where my headspace is," the singer shares. "It's just kind of hard to write or focus on anything else other than that. That's what my world is right now."

Luke Combs' New Songs About Fatherhood:

An acoustic version of a song called "Plant a Seed" dropped in January. It's about watching your kids grow up and includes this devastating lyric:

"Oh, time ain't always your friend / It starts slow and gets faster toward the end / So fill up your heart with love, pass it on before they go / And thank the man upstairs that you were there to plant a seed and watch it grow."

In March 2024 he shared "The Man He Sees in Me," a song he wrote with Josh Phillips that goes "I hope he never finds out that I didn't hang the moon / And I've never scared a monster out of the closet in his room." 

Five days later came "Remember Him That Way," which finds Combs looking up at his father as he ages.

Then in April he pivoted from his personal situation to tell the story of a little boy asking his dad to take him to a baseball game and maybe make up with his mom. "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" goes:

"Take me out to the ballgame / Pick me up at the house / What's this every other weekend thing even all about / 'Cause mama said she loves you, and in some ways always will / I guess maybe things are different now, but daddy can't you still / Take me out to the ballgame."

Finally, the singer shared a recorded version of "Plant a Seed," which leads one to believe it may make his next album — but don't jump to conclusions. There's no timeline for that, Combs tells ToC. Writing this kind of song is just as emotional as you'd expect it to be.

"I'm lucky to get to spend three or four days a week at home with the kids," he shares. "We play two nights a week, so the rest of the days I'm home with them. That's what I'm doing. I go out and play some shows and come home and make breakfast and lunches and naps and diapers."

Combs full interview is available to stream on the Taste of Country Nights, On Demand podcast, available in the above player or at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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