Cold As You

Album: What You See Ain't Always What You Get (2020)
Charted: 84

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Luke Combs sings as a "broke-heart fool" who's holed up in a "junked out joint off a backroad." As "Whiskey River" plays on a jukebox, he is perched on a bar stool "drinkin' beer almost as cold as you."
  • Luke Combs penned the song with his "Beer Never Broke My Heart" collaborators Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton, plus Shane Minor. He explained to Apple Music that it was Shane Minor's idea, and the songwriter let Combs, Singleton and Montana "take a little bit of a start that he had and run with it."
  • Combs first teased the song during his Grand Ole Opry livestream on April 25, 2020 before debuting it on social media a fortnight later.
  • Luke Combs gave a rousing performance of this song at the 2020 CMA Awards, which were held at Nashville's Music City Center and hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker. Combs was a double winner at the ceremony after landing Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for What You See Is What You Get.

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