My Top 5 Songs from Luke Combs’ Newest Album, Gettin’ Old

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Country-soul music idol, Luke Combs, released his latest album, Gettin’ Old, on March 24th, 2023, and the album has continued to rise in popularity amongst the country-music community. Combs has released multiple albums that demonstrate his flawless abilities to write and produce strong music that his fans can connect to; Gettin’ Old definitely fits into this category. This album features eighteen songs, all of which have their own backstory and vibe. The following are my personal favorites from this album. 


5) Hannah Ford Road

“Hannah Ford Road” is definitely a hype-up song. The beat of this song is very rock-esque and has a very nostalgic storyline to it. This song follows a story of Combs’ past when he was a teenager and sneaking out with his (assumed) girlfriend of the time. It’s a classic story of teenage rebellion and truthfully just has a very fun vibe to it. 

4) Fast Car

Combs covered Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” in this album, and it received a lot of praise when it first came out. Chapman’s storytelling lyricism combined with Combs’ impeccable vocals made this song an absolute must-listen for me personally. Combs keeps a similar tempo to Chapman’s original version and didn’t adapt any of the lyrics, despite them including the line “So I work in the market as a checkout girl.” “Fast Car” is one of those songs you understand immediately, and for that reason, you have to listen to it if you haven’t already. 

3) Still

“Still” is a romantic love song that Combs wrote for his wife. It highlights that Combs is “just as in love as the day [he] made her [his].” This song is one of those songs that allows the listener to visualize exactly what Combs is singing about, and for that reason, this song goes in my number three spot. 

2) You Found Yours

“You Found Yours” is a very happy and upbeat song. It talks a lot about finding a “reason” in life, and Combs highlights many different aspects that relate to his life and how he found “his reasons.” This song has such a catchy rhythm and Combs’ lyricism is displayed very nicely with this track. 

1) Where the Wild Things Are

“Where the Wild Things Are” is my number-one favorite song from this album. It is one of those songs that has an extremely sad backstory that can only be picked up on by really analyzing the lyrics. “Where the Wild Things Are” is about Combs’ brother who passed away due to a car accident. 


My favorite part of this song is the bridge. The rhythm shifts and the mood also shifts, as the first part of the song talks about Combs’ relationship with his brother while the second part of the song talks about the death of his brother and how that impacted him. This song is extremely touching, and Combs executes it so well. 


Luke Combs is one of my favorite artists at the moment. His entire discography reminds me of summertime, and as we are quickly approaching summer, I find myself listening to his most recent album, Gettin’ Old, on repeat. If you haven’t given this album a listen to yet, and you’re into country music, I highly suggest that you do.