On Thursday and Friday (Dec. 12-13), country breakthrough Luke Combs returned to his adopted home of Nashville to wrap up his lengthy Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour with two sold-out shows at Bridgestone Arena. After spending six months on the road in support of his latest LP, What You See Is What You Get, the 29-year-old showed off his staying power by entertaining thousands during his last shows of the year.

On the strength of just two albums -- but two massively successful albums -- Combs filled Bridgestone Arena twice. The two shows capped off a banner year for the artist, who exploded onto the country music scene with his 2017 No. 1 "Hurricane" and hasn't slowed down since.

Combs' Nashville concerts showed that his superstar trajectory is still only at its beginning, though. Here are five ways he proved that he's one of country music's most promising new stars.