Luke Combs apologizes for past use of the Confederate flag

Fans on social networks explained that when the nation star appeared in the video for Ryan Upchurch’s “Can I Get a Outlaw” in 2015, he remained in front of a Confederate flag. He was likewise utilizing an acoustic guitar that had a Confederate flag sticker label on it.

“As I’ve grown in my time as an artist, and as the world has changed drastically in the last five to seven years, I am now aware how painful that image can be,” Combs stated Wednesday. “I would never want to be associated with something that brings so much hurt to someone else.”

His remarks were made throughout a discussion with vocalist Maren Morris and mediator Ann Powers on “accountability and the future of country music” for the yearly Nation Radio Workshop. The 3 likewise talked about country-music star Morgan Wallen’s usage of a racial slur.

Throughout the talk, Combs stated that hoped “to learn” and “get better” in the future.

“I know that I’m a very highly visible member of the country-music community right now,” Combs stated. “And I want to use that position for good, and to say that people can change and people do want to change, and I’m one of those people trying.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.