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Combs sets the record straight

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – Luke Combs' historic success continues this week as his double-Platinum certified debut album, "This One's For You," is number one on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart for the 44th week.

This is the longest reign ever for a male artist and second longest for an artist overall following Shania Twain's "Come On Over" in 1997 (50 weeks). "This One's For You" is also the most-streamed country album of 2019 so far.

His latest single, "Beer Never Broke My Heart" is first on both Billboard's Country Airplay chart and the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart. This is Combs' sixth consecutive number one and his fastest rising single to date (13 weeks).

"Beer Never Broke My Heart" is the lead single from Combs' new EP, "The Prequel," which is out now via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville.

Combs will continue his, sold-out "Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour" this fall including newly confirmed stops at San Diego's Pechanga Arena, Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, San Antonio's AT&T Center, Louisville's KFC Yum! Center, Los Angeles' Greek Theatre (two nights) and Nashville's Bridgestone Arena (two nights).

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The Prequel EP CD review - The Prequel EP
The saying, 'Strike while the iron's hot,' applies to many situations, but especially to the music business. The scene moves so fast these days that this last year's star could be this year's 'Where are they now?' Luke Combs moved quickly up the country music popularity ladder, so he's smart to put out this five-song EP between full-lengths. First single, "Beer Never Broke My Heart," is a throwaway tune, built upon a solidly thumping, Waylon Jennings-like groove. »»»
This One's For You Too CD review - This One's For You Too
Luke Combs has gotten a lot of life out of his album "This One's for You," which includes his breakthrough hit "Hurricane," as well as the popular single "When It Rains It Pours." This deluxe edition includes five new tracks, many of which are just as strong as the original 12. "Houston, We Got a Problem" includes a smart lyric highlighting specific details about that big Texas city. Even though it has all these famous landmarks, it doesn't have »»»
This One's For You CD review - This One's For You
Five years ago, when beer-drinking, truck-driving-in-the-country country songs were en vogue, Luke Combs' full-length debut would have fit right in. In 2017, when pop music rules the country market and male singers are more likely to wear a stylish jacket instead of a flannel shirt, Combs is positively refreshing. "Hurricane," the first single and first top five hit of Combs' career, sounds like a typical Jason Aldean ballad at the onset, but then builds into something more »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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