Vince Gill Crashes Luke Combs’ CMA Fest Set To Sing “One More Last Chance”
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CMA Fest kicked off in Nashville Thursday, June 8. Previously known as Fan Fest, the country music festival is marking its 50th year and promises to be bigger and better than ever. If Thursday’s lineup is any indication of what is to come this weekend, fans are in for a treat!
One of the most talked about moments of Day 1 was the surprise appearance of Vince Gill during Luke Combs’ set on the Nissan Stadium Main Stage.
Luke Combs invited Vince Gill to join him on stage where the pair sang Vince’s 1992 hit “One More Last Chance.” Clips shared by fans in attendance show Combs singing most of the lead while Vince played guitar and offered harmony vocals.
Prior to taking the stage with Luke Combs, Vince Gill told The Tennessean that he had been a part of roughly 40 of the 50 CMA Fest events and was excited to perform with Combs.
“He’s a sweet kid. He kind of credits me with being one of his favorites when he was getting going,” Vince said. “He told me that one of my concerts was his first concert as a 9-year-old kid. And he snuck in, so I tell him he still owes me $40 for a ticket.”
Luke Combs has spoken time and again about Vince Gill’s influence on his music and career. In 2019, Gill had the honor of formally inducting Luke into the Grand Ole Opry.
“You are killing it,” Gill told Combs at the induction. “It’s so much fun to watch because you’re so real and so honest and, more than anything, you are at the top of your game.”
Combs was overcome with emotion hearing Vince’s praise. “It’s pretty hard to find anything to say that makes me feel like I wouldn’t sound like an idiot. Right now here I am on stage with people I grew up listening to and people that have shaped me as an artist, and I just want to say thank you to you guys, thank you to the Grand Ole Opry, and thank you to the fans.”
Hear clips of Vince Gill and Luke Combs singing “One More Last Chance” during Thursday’s CMA Fest below.