Luke Combs was among the honorees at Wednesday night's CMT Artists of the Year ceremony, and on hand to celebrate his accomplishments in country music was one other than the Chief himself, Eric Church.
The old saying "Never meet your heroes" cautions against getting too chummy with your idols, but when Luke finally met Eric, they got along a little too well. The singer tells that story in an installment of CMT's Probably Shouldn't Tell You This series, which came out in advance of this week's awards show.
It all started when Eric invited Luke and his wife, Nicole, over for a steak dinner. Ever the gracious host, he kept the booze flowing all night, and Luke wound up overdoing it.
"I was on the whiskey and the rest of 'em were on the wine. But whiskey has just a tad more alcohol than wine does," he recounts. "I was on another plane of existence that evening."
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