Luke Combs puts his spin on one of this supergroup’s most powerful anthems YouTube/Bobby Bones
YouTube/Bobby Bones

When Luke Combs stepped into Bobby Bones’ Nashville radio studio on Dec. 8, everyone had one thing on their minds: the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Each year, country radio partners like Bobby across America participate in St. Jude Radiothons, an on-air marathon of stories, messages, celebrity appearances and live performances all with one goal in mind — to raise money for the research hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Luke stopped by to see Bobby and his crew as they were participating their part of the two-day radiothon, and his performance just blew us away.

Asked to sing a cover song, he appropriately chose Rascal Flatts’ anthemic “Stand,” a song about hope, courage, and fighting and defying the odds stacked against you.

His voice is so different from that of Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox, but when a song is great and there’s this much heart in the performance, it’s going to sound amazing no matter who sings it.

Luke and his entire band performed acoustically, and you just have to watch the video.

Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Kip Moore and Danielle Bradbery are among the other artists who have stopped by to visit and perform during the national radiothon, too. Click the links to see the performances from Lauren, Kelsea and Dan + Shay.

We absolutely love their spirits, their hearts, and their eagerness to help and lift others up in their time of need. This is why country music is great, y’all. This is it.

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Meanwhile, Luke is up for New Artist of the Year next week’s Rare Country Awards. Voting is open at until Dec. 13! Winners will be announced during the livestreamed concert event originating from Nashville’s ACME Feed & Seed on Dec. 14. It will feature performances from Kane Brown, LANCO and RaeLynn.

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she's not making it, she's talking or writing about it. She's worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She's even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story.
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