Sometimes a country song is so good, other artists pay homage to their peers by putting their own spin on it. That’s what Luke Combs did in a recent TikTok, sharing his acoustic cover of “my buddy [Keith Urban’s] ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color!’” Combs dubbed the song “one of my favorites,” as he delivered his rendition in the black-and-white video.
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” is one of the biggest songs on Urban’s album Ripcord, which released in 2016. That album also includes “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” “Wasted Time,” “The Fighter” — a duet with Carrie Underwood — and others. “Blue Ain’t Your Color” is a soulful track that takes notice of a woman who’s unhappy in her relationship: “Blue looks good on the sky/ Looks good on that neon buzzin' on the wall/ But darling, it don't match your eyes/ I’m tellin' you/ You don't need that guy/ It's so black and white/ He's stealin' your thunder/ Baby, blue ain't your color”
It wouldn’t be the first time a fellow country artist has covered the popular track. Maren Morris once took to Instagram to put her own spin on “one of my favorite [Keith Urban] songs,” crediting him with helping to boost her career when she was starting out: “That guy brought me out on tour in 2016 when I literally had nothing going on yet.” Check out Combs’ version of the song here: