Luke Combs and his wife, Nicole, have their hands full with two children under the age of two, but they aren’t ready to ask for outside help, at least not yet. The North Carolina native is a proud father to son, Tex, born in June of 2022, and their second son, Beau, born last month, but isn’t ready to hire someone to help care for his sons, and doesn’t know if he ever will be.
“It’s going to be a challenge because we don’t have nannies or any of that stuff,” Combs says on Audacy‘s Superstar Power Hour. “We’ve thought about it, and it’s not a question of ‘Can we afford that?’ It’s a question of ‘Do we want that for our kids?’ And right now, at this time, I don’t think that’s something that we’re really interested in, because I want our kids to have as normal of a life as possible considering the circumstances. I’d rather them be riding bikes than riding a tour bus.”
While Combs isn’t ready to take time off of the road to be with his children, he does cite Garth Brooks as an example of what it means to truly put his family first. Brooks famously announced in 2001 that he was stepping back from his career, to focus fully on being a parent.
8.15.2023 – Beau Lee Combs. Welcome to the world buddy. We couldn’t love you more. pic.twitter.com/jLYNoO3A0E
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“No doubt people thought he was nuts,” Combs admits. “But it all makes sense once you have kids… I’m not saying that’s what I’m going to do.”
“My kids didn’t ask to be born,” he adds. “It was our choice to have them so it would feel pretty selfish to not give them all the attention.”
Combs was in Australia when Beau was born, as part of his World Tour. He is currently enjoying a few weeks at home, before he heads to Europe for the final leg of his tour. But even if he can’t be with his sons in person, he still loves every part of being a father, even if it’s from far away.
“I think the thing that blew me away most was how much of a serotonin dump there is, just looking at a picture of him on my phone or getting a picture from my wife or a little video of my wife,” Combs previously said on SiriusXM’s The Highway. “It just makes my whole day. It can make you feel instantly amazing just seeing them in their little chair, bouncing around or whatever they are doing. It’s amazing, something so simple.
“It almost feels like in a way that I am a kid again, because there aren’t things when you’re 30 years old that are just so small of things that can make you so gratified and so happy,” he continued. “I think a child’s laughter or a smile from your kid, it just melts you.”
Combs just made country music history by claiming the No. 1 and No. 2 spot on the Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, with “Love You Anyway” and Fast Car.” Find all of his music and upcoming shows at LukeCombs.com.