As a part of this week’s New Music Friday, Luke Combs is BACK with his highly-anticipated project titled Gettin’ Old.

The country sensation released the follow-up to his GRAMMY-nominated album Growin’ Up TODAY (March 24th) on all music streaming platforms, and the project truly has no skips.

Fans have been anxiously awaiting the release of Gettin’ Old, ever since the back-to-back CMA Entertainer of the Year revealed the cover art for the album on social media, along with an extremely vulnerable caption.


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“This album is about the stage of life I’m in right now. One that I’m sure a lot of us are in, have been through, or will go through,” the North Carolina native wrote. “It’s about coming of age, loving where life is now but at the same time missing how it used to be, continuing to fall for the one you love and loving them no matter what, living in the moment but still wondering how much time you have left, family, friends, being thankful, and leaving a legacy.”

“Me and so many others have poured their hearts and souls into this record, and I hope you love it as much as we do,” Combs concluded.

The 18-track project kicks off with the track “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old,” ultimately serving as a bridge between the two albums. The project features 15 songs co-written by Combs, as well as a cover of Tracy Chapman‘s smash hit titled “Fast Car.”

While every song on Gettin’ Old is a soon-to-be hit, there is one track in particular that came with a VERY exciting announcement…

Just days prior to the album’s release, talented singer-songwriter took to social media to tease “Take You With Me” AND announce that he and his wife Nicole Combs are having their second child together! We are so happy for the beautiful couple ❤️


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With Luke Combs’ phenomenal album aside, two of country music’s most powerful women released projects that we are obsessed with — Carly Pearce dropped her first ever live album titled 29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City), and Alana Springsteen released part one to her three-part debut album titled TWENTYSOMETHING: Messing It Up.

This week’s New Music Friday playlist was stacked with buzz-worthy singles as well, including hot new tracks by Kip MooreIan MunsickLindsay Ell, Randall KingTigirlily Gold, Tayler HolderMadeline MerloTyler BoothRoman Alexander, Adam Hambrick and more.

Dylan Marlowe even hit fans with an exciting DOUBLE release! The rising country star dropped both “Grew Up Country” and “Empty Shotgun – Mr. Mechanic” on all music streaming platforms, and both songs are sure to be chart-toppers.

After listening to everything on this week’s New Music Friday playlist, we picked out ALL our absolute favorites… Keep scrolling to see our list, and let us know which track you like the best by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post, or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.

Luke Combs – “Where the Wild Things Are”

Carly Pearce – “29 – Live From Music City”

Kip Moore – “Kinda Bar”

Ian Munsick – “Little Man”

Alana Springsteen & Mitchell Tenpenny – “goodbye looks good on you”

Lindsay Ell – “Sweet Spot”

Dylan Marlowe – “Grew Up Country”

Randall King – “Green Eyes Blue”

Tigirlily Gold – “Blonde”

Tayler Holder – “Marry You (Acoustic)”

Madeline Merlo – “Same Car”

Tyler Booth – “Bring on the Neon”

Roman Alexander – “Bourbon Street”

Adam Hambrick – “Needed The Rain”

Sam Barber – “Drowning”

Levi Hummon – “Rent Free (Music Video)”

Jordana Bryant – “Penniless & Broke”

Greylan James – “Undermine”

Spencer Burns – “Wishes”


  • Melanie Rooten

    Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to work for Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country as an intern in May of 2022, she has also contributed to Holler, Music Mayhem, Country Now, Country Chord, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not working, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).