Luke Combs proved himself to be a powerhouse singer with his breakout hit “Hurricane.” His soulful southern growl perfectly lends itself to country, but now Combs is showing his range by putting a country spin on a pop song.
Combs recently recorded a cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Dive” at Sound Stage Nashville and it’s a killer. Combs has been covering the song at live shows for the past few months and it was high time to give the song the studio treatment. The singer released the tune on Spotify as part of his new Spotify Singles campaign, which also includes a stripped-down recording of his most recent single “One Number Away.” Listen to the cover below.
This isn’t the first time Combs’ has stunned with a cover. He recently belted out his rendition of “Tennessee Whiskey” at the Ryman. But with “Dive,” the North Carolina-native couldn’t have picked a better pop track to tackle.
Combs covering Sheeran makes a lot of sense. Both Sheeran and Combs are soulful singers who aren’t afraid to show vulnerability in their songs. And Sheeran is no stranger to Music City. The pop superstar co-wrote “All On My Mind” for Americana artist and Nashville resident Anderson East. Sheeran also famously collaborated with Taylor Swift.
“Dive,” written by Sheeran, Julia Michaels and Benny Blanco, was originally recorded for Sheeran’s 2017 album Divide.
Combs is currently in the middle of the 2018 leg of his Don’t Tempt Me With a Good Time Tour, which kicked off at the Ryman Auditorium in early February. Rising country star Ashley McBryde is opening for Combs on the tour.