Lainey Wilson and Luke Combs knew each other for years as they struggled in Nashville for a handful of years before either of their stars started to rise. In an interview earlier this year, Luke told us that Wilson is on his 2023 tour because they’ve been friends for years.
Now Lainey has posted a throwback video and a few old photos of her and Combs writing songs and singing together. She captioned the post, “Damn, we’ve come a long way @lukecombs… time has done us well. Congrats on kicking off your tour tonight! Can’t wait to meet ya out there in less than a month and join for the stadium world tour in the spring and summer. Y’all grab your tickets! #middleofsomewheretour #lukecombsworldtour.”
One Nashville songwriter commented on the post, “Full circle! Proud of y’all!” Another Nashville musician said, “I remember those kids!!” One fan gushed about the post, “I am obsessed with this. Couple of SUPERSTARS.”
Wilson told us in February of 2021, “I’d written songs for this boy named Luke Combs, probably in 2014 or 2015. I had been here for several years before he had moved down, and I’m telling you, as soon as I heard him, I knew there was something special about him. I walked straight up to him, and I said, I want to write with you. I just had this overwhelming feeling that this boy was gonna do something.”
She added, “So he came over to my camper trailer because I lived in a camper for the first three years I was here. We’ve written a handful of songs together, and he ended up cutting one of my own called ‘Sheriff You Want To.’ And I was singing background vocals on it, but that was still not enough for me to get a publishing deal. But it took me seven years before I even got a publishing deal.”