Luke Combs dropped new details about his highly-anticipated 18-track album on Tuesday morning (February 7), confirming that he’s finally releasing the widely-demanded “5 Leaf Clover” as he posted the track list.
Combs teased on Monday (February 6) that the 18-track project would include one cover song. The track list he posted on Tuesday morning shows that “Fast Car,” originally released by Tracy Chapman in the late 1980s, is the lone cover on the country giant’s soon-to-release fourth LP. The track list also shows that “Tattoo on a Sunburn” and other songs Combs has previously teased with snippets on his social media channels will appear on Gettin’ Old next month.
So far, Combs has released the lead single of Gettin’ Old, and revealed that “Love You Anyway” — a heartache ballad he’s previously teased on his social media channels — will make its debut on Friday morning (February 10). The reigning iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Artist of the Year (who is nominated in multiple categories at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards) previously shared that his 18-track project is a “coming of age” album that offers an autobiographical insight into of “the stage of life I’m in right now.”
“This album is about the stage of life I’m in right now. One that I’m sure a lot of us are in, have been through, or will go through,” Combs said. “It’s about coming of age, loving where life is now but at the same time missing how it used to be, continuing to fall for the one you love and loving them no matter what, living in the moment but still wondering how much time you have left, family, friends, being thankful, and leaving a legacy. Me and so many others have poured their hearts and souls into this record and I hope you love it as much as we do.”
Gettin’ Old is Combs’ follow-up to Growin’ Up, his 12-track album that released in June 2022, days after he and his wife welcomed their firstborn child. Combs recently shared the side-by-side artwork of the two album covers, and even shared his sketched drawing, the rough mockup and the first hand sketch of the album covers before arriving at the final version: “Now does it all make sense? …Kudos to everyone who called it!”
Combs is set to release Gettin’ Old on March 24, just before kicking off his massive world tour that stops in 16 countries. Combs previously announced that he’s bringing special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry, Brent Cobb, Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman on select dates. Listen to “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old” again here: