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Luke Combs told a story to CMT that he didn’t expect to share with anyone: it’s about how he went over Eric Church’s home for dinner and got so drunk that on the way home he had to pull over to throw up.

Luke told the story to CMT for his “CMT Artist of The Year” honor, which airs tonight (10/13) on the network. He shared, “Everybody knows I’m a huge Eric Church fan, and the first time I ever got to hang out with him, outside of like saying hello, was when I was actually writing for my second album and had rented a house.”

Combs explained, “He was like ‘Hey, come over, we’ll have dinner, have a steak.’ Me and my wife, I think we got there at 6:30 pm, Eric made the steaks. I was like ‘The guy’s ‘The Chief’ but is he The Chief of the grill?’ Like we’re about to find out. They were fantastic, and he didn’t let me down.”

He continued, “I was on the whiskey, and the rest of them were on the wine, but whiskey has just a tad more alcohol than wine does, so I was on another plane of existence that evening than I think everyone else was. They made sure our glasses were full the whole night, there’s no doubt…. which you’re not gonna say ‘no,’ at that point you know? You’re gonna have a good time… I’m not scared of a refill.”

Luke goes on to tell that he and his wife left Church’s place around 4:30 and Eric provided a car to take the couple home. He offers, “I had to stop in the middle of this really nice neighborhood… Eric Church got me so drunk that I threw up on the way from leaving his house. I didn’t throw up like in the house or anything but in the middle of the road. It’s kind of like semi-college ish, being like 4:30, you know what I mean. I don’t think he knows that either, so, I’m hoping that he doesn’t see this.”

Combs adds, “You know I think that Eric might’ve paid for the driver. He may know that story, the driver might’ve been like ‘Hey, this guy ralphed in the middle of the neighborhood.’ So, I haven’t gotten a bill yet, so that’s good.”

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