Luke Combs “South On Ya” Song Review

Luke Combs released his new track “South On Ya” on Friday, August 27. Part of the song was teased a month ago thanks to a partnership with the SEC Network. A video promo featuring the football teams in the SEC while the song played in the background gave fans more than enough to look forward to.


While country music is full of bright stars, perhaps the most popular artist right now is Combs. He has been at the top of his game over the last few years and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. 11 consecutive #1 hits, CMA and ACM awards, and record-breaking album sales have all helped propel the North Carolina native into superstardom. Combs has also been teasing that his third album might be arriving sooner than we think.

Given Combs’ love of football, southern culture, and of course country music, writing this song with the SEC conference in mind turned out to be a perfect collaboration. The song is able to hook you in from the very beginning. All the elements of a southern-rock-country song are presented thank to the guitar riff and electric beat. It’s no wonder this song is slated to be an anthem for this upcoming football season.

“South On Ya” lyrically represents all the states that make up the south. “Down in Alabama, muddy Mississippi, swamp in Louisiana…we hold it down, to Texas to Missouri, from the Arkansas hollers, and the grass in Kentucky, to the blue skies in Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia come and find us.” Combs also adds his own sort of  “rebel yell” when he sings “if you come around here better bring it cause we’re no doubt, gonna put a little south on ya.” The new fighting song for the SEC will surely be another hit for Combs.

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