Man, Walmart really does have it all. The mega retailer prides itself on somehow being a place where you can pick up a car battery, turkey and bean bag chair like it’s just another Tuesday night. Apparently, it’s also the hot new spot to see a Luke Combs cover band.
These two country boys chose the grocery section of Walmart as their gig for the day. Clad in an American flag-brimmed cowboy hat and overalls, Chandler Roberts belted his best Luke Combs impression to a small group of passersby.
With his trusty guitarist friend, Roberts gives it his all. In a video shared to Facebook, we see Roberts start during the chorus. He drums along with his hands, either for effect or out of nerves. But he really does go for it.
The think, noticeable drawl of Combs’ voice comes out in Roberts, too. It’s an admirable effort. And also just flat out funny.
Actor Anthony Ramsey shared the video on his Facebook page. The clip now has more than 50,000 shares and 2.5 million views. Hey, whatever it takes, right?
Extra credit to Roberts for simulating the “delay” effect when he sings the word “warning” after the bridge. That’s commitment to the original. Also funny: the people in the background who just keep going on with their business because it’s Walmart and what do you expect?
While some people saw the video as a funny, if not slightly desperate, attempt at getting attention, most heard a lot of promise in Roberts’ voice. Now if he can write songs as catchy as Combs’ “Hurricane,” he may just have a shot. But if not, expect to see him on some reality singing show soon, because TV producers eat this stuff up.
As for the real Luke Combs, his career is moving right along. “Hurricane” was a massive hit for him, reaching No. 1 on country radio and earning more than 63 million streams (and counting) on Spotify.