Luke Combs and his wife Nicole are the on the cover of the new Nashville Lifestyle magazine and in the feature, they talk about how they knew they were the right fit.
Combs and Hocking first met at a songwriters festival in Nicole’s home state of Florida when she was working for BMI in 2016. After they returned to Nashville, the couple start spending time together and they really connected.
Luke told the publication, “I could tell she was different than anybody I had ever met.”
Nicole explained why the two work so well together, “I realized we could hang out and just be ourselves in front of each other. I could wear no makeup and be my weird self—because we’re all weird, but we get to choose who to share that side of us with. We could be each other’s weird in front of each other. That’s when it was like, ‘You know what? This guy’s a keeper.’”
The first love song Combs wrote for his then girlfriend was “Beautiful Crazy.” He said of how the song came about, “My buddy Wyatt Durrette had sent me this little poem thing and said, ‘Is this something?’ and it was ‘Crazy Beautiful’ or something. The next time we wrote together I had just started hanging out with Nicole and had this overflow of feelings about her, so when I started writing, the lines just came out of the things that we did.”