Is Luke Combs more excited about making Time’s 100 Next list, or the fact that Garth Brooks was the one who wrote the glowing article in Time about him?

Garth wrote today in the piece for Time,”In this age of self-promotion, Luke Combs is letting everybody else do the talking for him. That’s big in country music, which is all about sincerity and humility. And—despite his achievements, including winning Best Album at the 2020 Country Music Awards—Luke has both of those in spades. He realizes that being a star is not up to him: the people will confirm it.”

Brooks added, “Everything Luke tries—from Brooks & Dunn to classic country, neoclassic country and today’s country—he sounds very much at home. He’s a singer who you can tell is really comfortable. If I could pull him over and tell him one thing, it would be to just keep doing what he’s doing.”

The Country Music Hall of Famer concluded with,”Just follow that music. What resonates with him will resonate with the audience, with me, with everybody who’s listening.”

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