The “Beautiful Crazy” hit maker is new to the celebrity scene but he doesn’t act like a typical superstar.
In a recent interview outside of a Waffle House in Lakeland, Fla. with Holly Gleason for HITS Daily Double, Luke Combs talks about how he is wrapped in fame but wants to stay grounded, “I don’t sit around and bathe in the ego of it.”
“I might be on a plane home after a show and be there an hour later,” Combs continued. “But then I’m still scooping the cat litter.”
According to PEOPLE, the first five singles from Combs’ first album — “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number Away,” “She Got the Best of Me” and “Beautiful Crazy” — all went at least platinum and all reached No. 1, making Combs the first artist ever to score five consecutive career-opening No. 1s on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
Despite it all, Combs said he still doesn’t think of himself as a celebrity.
“When you go home, you can’t think of yourself as a rock star, or a country star,” he said. “The powers that be can push you in that direction, and it’s a dangerous thing. You can get caught up in that real quick, and that’s trouble. In L.A., those all-genre events like the Grammys, I’d hear people on the red carpet going, ‘Do you know who I am?’ And no, they don’t!”
“In the end, do you treat people good? Or not? In the end, that’s what matters,” Luke Combs.
Next week, he will also be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, an honor that he said was “something I will cherish for the rest of [his] life.” His road might of looked easy but it was not a straight shot to stardom, but now he says he is doing what he loves each and every day with fiancé, Nicole Hocking.