Luke Combs took to his socials to share his feelings about losing the Best New Artist category to Dua Lipa at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
He wrote Monday morning, “I get to wake up this morning with a better outlook on life then when I went to bed last night. I can’t say that when the words ‘and the Grammy goes to…’ didn’t have my name at the end of them, that it didn’t hurt, that I wasn’t mad, or that I didn’t want to win. Of course I wanted to win, everyone who is nominated for a Grammy wants to win, that’s just human nature. After a fun night of after parties mixed with feeling sorry for myself I realized something, how blessed I am, win or lose.”
He continued with a slide show of pictures saying, “The first picture is of some of my best friends in the world, my band members, the same day they got home from tour on one of their rare days off, all watching the Grammys just to support me, the next is my amazing fiancé @nicohocking who I have the pleasure and privilege to spend the rest of my life with, I love you so much it’s unreal.”
“The next two are my managers @justkappy and @machenlynn the first people who ever took me seriously as an artist and the two people who fight the most for me to have all the amazing opportunities that I do and they do it well, thank you for believing in me when no one else would.”
“The next picture is you, the fans, the bootleggers. You have changed my life in ways that I never thought were possible on this SOLD OUT ARENA TOUR!, thanks you for spending your hard earned money to watch us do what we love, for telling people about our music, and for singing your hearts out all night.”
He then turned to his parents saying, “And last but certainly not least my amazing parents who made endless sacrifices their entire life so I could have clothes on my back and food to eat and supported this crazy dream from day one, I love you both so much and I can’t wait to see you soon. So the next time that envelope opens and “The Grammy Goes To…” someone else, I’ll be ok with it, I won’t let it get the best of me, because I am surrounded by the best people in the world everyday and that is something truly worth cherishing.”
Luke’s next Sold Out Arena tour stop is February 14 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina.