Luke Combs To Perform "Going, Going, Gone" on The GRAMMYs. "We Tried To Spice It Up A Little Bit."
February 5th 2023
CMA Stages, stadiums and ever oversees. Country music superstar Luke Combs has graced lots of stages, but never the iconic GRAMMY stage!
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In a behind the scenes video with that GRAMMYs shared yesterday, Luke shared that he would be playing fan favorite "Going, Going, Gone," off his nominated album "Growin' Up."
"Me and two of my friends wrote when we were in Montana and have always loved this song and always believed in it ever since we wrote it... it is a little left of center of what I usually do,” Luke told GRAMMY. Those two buddies being longtime collaborators Ray Fulcher and James McNair.
The stunning song is the story of a girl who is always on the run from love, and the guy who is determined to slow her down.
"My performance starts out with just me and the guitar, which is like a little nervy, ya know? I’m not the best guitar player in the world. So, It makes me a little nervous, but I’m excited about it," he continued to tell GRAMMY. It is nice to see that a star as big as Combs still gets a tad nervous.
But the best part is the twist the CMA winner said they added for the special night! “We added some strings to try to spice it up a little bit, but it’s exciting, but yeah, the beginning is really just me and the guitar and that’s not something that I’ve done… I mean I do it in my show every night, but I’ve never done it in this capacity. Obviously, I’ve never done it at the GRAMMYs, but have never done that at an awards show, where it’s just me and a guitar."
Tonight could be a big night for Combs! The superstar is nominated for an impressive three GRAMMY Awards, including, Best Country Song (“Doin’ This”) and Best Country Album for his CMA winning album Growin’ Up, plus his duet with friend and fellow nominee Miranda Lambert for Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Outrunnin’ Your Memory”).
Crossing our fingers for a Combs sweep!
Co-hosted by GRAMMY-nominated comedian Trevor Noah, the 2023 GRAMMYs will air live from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5 at 8/7c on CBS. You can also catch the awards streamed live and on-demand thanks to Paramount+.