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Following Tour Cancellations, Luke Combs and Jake Owen Debut New Music in Garage Concerts: Watch

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Luke Combs performs live on stage during a concert at the Country To Country Festival on March 6, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.

Luke Combs treated fans to brand new music Tuesday night (March 17), during a 20-minute concert from his garage. The singer revealed that he plans to do a similar concert streamed via Instagram each week of quarantine.

“I want to play a couple songs for you tonight, just try to take your mind off things a little bit and have a little fun for myself,” he said. “I’m going to play a cover song for you guys, I’m going to play a new song. I hope you enjoy. I might mess up.”

Alone on acoustic guitar, Combs kicked off his four-song set with a stripped down performance of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 hit “Fast Car” before performing a new song called “What Do You Do When It Rains?”

“I spent some time before this crazy quarantine thing writing songs at the beach. We wrote this song, didn’t have the situation that we are in now in mind when we wrote it, but it feels like an appropriate song to play. We were sitting around down there and it was raining outside. It never rains at the beach. Nicole was like, ‘What do you do when it’s raining?’" he recalled his fiancee asking him. "I took that line and ran with it and this is what I came up with.”

He then went into his previous No. 1 hit “When It Rains It Pours” which he said was inspired in part by early Brad Paisley songs. Combs said he wanted to write something that was tongue-in-cheek when he sat down with his co-writers Ray Fulcher and Jordan Walker. He’d close his set with the promise of more livestream concerts and the song that started it all – “Hurricane.”

“Thanks for watching! I’m probably going to do another one of these next week. Probably every week that we’re quarantined I’ll do one these,” Combs said. “Just ‘cause I hope you guys like these and I like playing music and I probably don’t have much going on in the next couple of days that I can think of. I hope you’re staying safe out there.”

Jake Owen also shared some music with fans last night, including a cover of Combs’ “Even Though I’m Leaving.” Previously, Keith Urban and Hunter Hayes hosted similar sets on Monday (March 16).

Watch Owen and Combs’ performances below.

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