Over the previous few years our charts have been dominated by relatable sorts singing unhappy songs: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi. It makes you surprise the place the American equal of those maudlin balladeers of the on a regular basis have been hiding. You then realise. They’ve been in nation music for years.
“Why do I sing about beer? Why do I sing about boring jobs?” asks Luke Combs, 30, a stocky, bearded man in a baseball cap, checked shirt and denims, who does look as if he may get pleasure from a beer and may actually have a boring job. “As a result of individuals who drink beer and have boring jobs are the material of our society. They’re additionally my followers.”
Combs really has a really fascinating job: being the largest new