Luke Combs After CMA Garth Brooks Shoutout: ‘I Grew Up Listening To Garth’
When Garth Brooks won the Entertainer of the Year honor at last night’s (11/13) CMA Awards, he shouted out to several artists, and one of them was Luke Combs.
Minutes after it happened on TV, Luke Combs was backstage reacting to what Brooks had said. Luke said, “Pretty unbelievable stuff… Just standing up here as the CMA winner at all, let alone a multiple winner tonight is pretty unbelievable. You know, I grew up listening to Garth. I know every song by heart. And for him to say something like that is pretty unreal. And the pressure is on I feel like for sure.”
About winning both the Male Vocalist and the Song of the Year for “Beautiful Crazy,” Combs said backstage, “I don’t know if I’ve even begun to process what it means or how I feel about it yet. I think shock is where I am. Thankful as a word that comes to mind. It’s just an absolute dream come true. Something that I thought would never, ever happen to a guy like me, especially not this fast.”