Luke Combs Enlists Brooks & Dunn for Old-School Country Throwback, ‘1, 2 Many’ [LISTEN]
When Luke Combs first teased his new song, "1, 2 Many," on Twitter back in June 2019, the singer said he loved its rockin', '90s sensibility. "This is a song about drinking too much and takes me back to the '90s country music that I grew up listening to," Combs wrote. Now, he has shared the studio version of the song, doubling down on its '90s theme by releasing it as a collaboration with Brooks & Dunn. Press play above to listen!
The new track hearkens back to some of Brooks & Dunn's most iconic hits, with Combs' signature hard-charging spin. The duo provide backing harmonies to the song, with Ronnie Dunn taking lead on the song's final verse.
Combs previously teamed up with the iconic country duo on a rendition of their 1991 classic, "Brand New Man." That effort appears on Reboot, Brooks & Dunns' collection of hits reimagined with modern-day country stars. At the time of that project's release, Combs explained that the duo had a massive impact on his own development as a performer.
“Brooks & Dunn’s music absolutely had a tremendous impact on me. To me, they invented that foot-stomping, driving sound," says Combs in a press release. "And it’s so cool that this has turned into such an awesome album, with artists that actually grew up listening to Brooks & Dunn. Their music was so influential to us that having the chance to come in and bounce ideas off the guys and sing with them in the studio was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
"1, 2 Many" will be included on Combs' just-announced forthcoming sophomore album, What You See is What You Get. Due out in November, that album will include 17 tracks, including the five songs on Combs' 2019 The Prequel EP.
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