There’s no question Luke Combs is one of the top names in country music. He’s also responsible for some of the best videos! I mean, just take a look at When It Rains It Pours and now check out this video, his latest:
As I do, I have dissected this video to come up with a few fun things you may not already know. Let’s start with the date in the home video at the beginning.
The date is July 22, 1998. This is a very significant date because Luke’s wife, Nicole, was born on July 22, 1992. Luke was born on March 2, 1990.
The video was shot at Brentwood Skate Center, 402 Wilson Pike Cir, Brentwood, TN 37027.
In the home video footage, Luke’s mom is driving a 1996 Buick Roadmaster station wagon. Notice the nifty sun roof 🙂
Young Luke is wearing Columbia’s PFG line of shirts, which debuted in 1996.
The cute video was directed by Tyler Adams, an alumnus of Appalachian State, also where Luke Combs attended college. App State is well represented throughout the video. Tyler Adams was also Director of Photography on a documentary called “I Hate Christian Laettner,” which I highly recommend!
Counterpart to band member Rob Williford, Young Rob is wearing a Brooks & Dunn tour shirt from 1998, you can find one like it on eBay here.
Also, yes Mona Lisa IS looking at you. Also… Luke is too.
Now to some inconsistencies in the video.
The timecode on the VHS recorder starts at 0:00 and the voice behind the camera says, “We got one more coming in here,” referring to Luke arriving at the skate center. Certainly the camera guy recorded the other kids arriving at the party. So he should have a few minutes of footage BEFORE the last kid, Luke, arrived. Therefore a timecode of 0:00 when Luke arrives doesn’t really fit.
The style and bright neon colors in the “kid scenes” are more consistent with 1988, rather than 1998. It could be that the theme was “early 90s” since they’re celebrating the young girl’s birthday, and she was born in 1992.
When it’s time to cut the cake, the video is horizontally flipped and I can’t figure out why.
The arcade game Luke and his friends are playing is called “Duck Blind Hunter” and the image is of a red cardinal. Since when can you hunt cardinals?
Luke also shreds a plastic guitar “Guitar Hero” style! The only thing is, there wasn’t a “guitar hero” style game in the 90s. GH wasn’t released until 2005.
We see the young girl wearing the coveted pink skates before Luke buys them for her.
At the end of the video, adult Luke (in 2020) uses 1 ticket, worth $0.01 in 1998, to buy a whoopie cushion. Accounting for inflation, the 1 cent ticket is valued at 2 cents. The most inexpensive whoopie cushion I could find on eBay is around $1.99.
If the young girl is supposed to be Luke’s wife Nicole (born in 1992), she would be 6 years old in 1998. The actress looks older than 6.
This was a really cute video and right on par with Luke’s style and image. Good work on the video for a song worthy of being played at many a’wedding across the country! Check out Luke and the gang on their socials below…
Luke Combs Twitter
Luke Combs Instagram
Tyler Adams Twitter
-Out of the Wilderness