Luke Combs married his longtime girlfriend, Nicole Hocking, on August 1, after being forced to change their original plans because of the coronavirus pandemic. But their newly-altered plans almost got changed at the last minute as well, thanks to a hurricane that was threatening the coast of Florida the day they planned on saying “I do.”
“We had to scale the wedding back the week before, change venues, and we actually didn’t pick the new venue until the day of the wedding,” Luke shared with ABC Audio. “So that was very interesting. There was a hurricane that looked like it was gonna come right over top of us, and at about the midnight hour there, it veered off to the end. So it ended up being perfect.”
Luke, who also admits his proposal didn’t go quite like he planned, has no regrets about the way their magical day turned out.
“It was smaller than we thought it would be, but it actually ended up being very manageable,” Luke shared. “We got to have time with everyone that was there, and really enjoy the experience, and it was really special … It’s something that I’ll cherish forever.”
Luke recently found out he is nominated for five 2020 CMA Awards, including two nominations for Song of the Year, for both “Even Though I’m Leaving” and the Carly Pearce and Lee Brice duet, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” which he wrote with Carly, Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton.
Wow. What a morning. Thank you to @CountryMusic for the consideration. Thank you to my team, my band and crew, my family, my beautiful wife @nicohocking, and to the fans, we miss you. None of this is possible without any of you. WE did this. THANK YOU! pic.twitter.com/E3IzCil9SA
— Luke Combs 🎤 (@lukecombs) September 1, 2020
“Wow. What a morning,” Luke said of the multiple honors. “Thank you to [the Country Music Association]
for the consideration. Thank you to my team, my band and crew, my family, my beautiful wife [Nicole Hocking], and to the fans, we miss you. None of this is possible without any of you. WE did this. THANK YOU!”
The CMA Awards ceremony, which was just revealed to be a virtual event, will take place on Wednesday, November 11, at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.