Country Music Star Luke Combs To Headline UCF Tailgate Concert Series August 31
By Andy Seeley, UCF Knights // August 9, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: Luke Combs is kicking off the 2017 UCF Football season on Aug. 31!
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – UCF announced Tuesday that country music star Luke Combs will headline the UCF Tailgate Concert Series prior to the Knights’ Aug. 31 season-opener.
Combs’ hit song “Hurricane” was atop the country charts for two weeks earlier this summer. His brand-new hit single “When It Rains It Pours” is currently Top 25 on the Billboard Country Charts.
Admission to Combs’ performance as part of the UCF Tailgate Concert Series is free. The concert, along with the remainder of the UCF Tailgate Concert Series performances, will take place in IOA Plaza, just west of Spectrum Stadium. Combs takes the stage at 4 p.m. prior to the UCF-FIU football game, which kicks off at 6 p.m.
“Once again this season, our goal is to continue creating the most unique game-day experience in college football,” UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Danny White said.
“We’re looking forward to bringing an artist the caliber of Luke Combs to IOA Plaza for the first installment of this year’s Tailgate Concert Series.”
With gritty, grizzled vocals, brazen songwriting talent and a dynamic live show, River House Artists/Columbia Nashville’s Combs stormed onto the country music landscape as a force to be reckoned with. Named a 2017 “Artist To Watch” by Amazon Music, Billboard, Bobby Bones, CMT, Huffington Post, Nashville Lifestyles, Pandora & Rolling Stone, the 27 year-old Asheville, North Carolina native released his critically-acclaimed debut album This One’s For You on June 2.
The album debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and is the largest debut country artist release this year. Combs’ debut platinum-certified smash radio single “Hurricane” made country radio history, topping both the Billboard Country Airplay Chart and Mediabase chart for two consecutive weeks – rendering Combs, the first debut country artist to hold a multi-week No.1 since Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” and the first debut solo male artist to accomplish the feat in 9 years.
After college at Appalachian State, Combs — a true road warrior — built his avid fan base, delivering over 200 rowdy, hold-nothing-back shows per year. By the time Combs followed his calling to Nashville, he had an army of fans behind him, three self-released EPs and a set list full of songs that are true, authentic and demonstrate his signature modern throwback sound.
In addition to his appearance at the UCF Tailgate Concert Series, Combs hits the road with Brantley Gilbert on his cross-country The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour through September 2017 and joins star-packed summer festival line-ups at CMA Music Fest, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Windy City Smokeout.
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