Luke Combs

  • Country singer, songwriter and musician born in 1990 in Charlotte North Carolina.
  • Combs began to sing as a child, and in high school he performed in several vocal groups, even giving a solo performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. He went to college and worked as a bouncer at a bar, and started performing his original songs at the club. A month short of finishing his college degree, he opted to try country music full time and he dropped out of college. After several years of performing in North Carolina, he moved to Nashville in 2014, hoping for a break.
  • Combs developed a style that merged a traditional country music sound with a subtle infusion of modern R&B. In February 2014, Combs self-released an EP titled The Way She Rides, and five months later he released another EP titled Can I Get An Outlaw. Slowly gaining a fan base, the single Hurricane gained enough attention to earn Combs a record deal. It was included on an EP released in 2015 titled This One’s For You. The EP sold enough to chart, and Combs worked on more songs to finish his debut studio album, also titled This One’s For You. It included a reworked version of Hurricane, and when the song was released as a single, it topped the US Country Airplay chart and reached #3 on the Hot Country Songs chart. Suddenly, Combs was a country music star.
  • The This One’s For You album topped the Country Albums chart and reached #4 on the Billboard 200 chart. It was certified 3x platinum in sales, and a year after its initial release, a deluxe version with five additional songs was released. The album remained at #1 on the Country Albums chart for 50 weeks – a record for a male country artist. All five singles from the album topped the US Country Airplay chart, and two singles – When It Rains It Pours and Beautiful Crazy – reached #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. Beautiful Crazy held the distinction being #1 on the Country Airplay chart for seven weeks, the longest streak in history. Combs also set a record for being the first artist with a #1 song at the same time on all five Billboard Country Charts – Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs, Country Digital Song Sales and Top Country Albums.
  • Now a bona fide country music phenom, Combs was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry in 2019. Later that year, he released his second studio album – What You See Is What You Get. It debuted at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and Country Albums charts, and eventually it was certified 2x platinum. An extended version titled What You See Ain’t Always What You Get was released in 2020 with five more songs. All seven singles from the album topped the Country Airplay chart, and all were top five on the Hot Country Songs chart, including #1 peaks for Better Together and Forever After All. The latter also was his highest charting single on the Hot 100 chart, peaking at #2.
  • His third studio album, Growin’ Up, was released in June 2022. Just released a few days before this writing, we can only anticipate that it will be another smash. Two singles from the album – Doin’ This and The Kind of Love We Make – reached #2 on the Hot Country Songs chart. Every single Combs has released has reached #1 on the Country Airplay chart – fourteen so far.
  • His success led to several awards. He received two Grammy award nominations, but has yet to win a Grammy. He won four Academy of Country Music Awards and six Country Music Association Awards, including their top award Entertainer of the Year in 2021.
  • Combs seems relatable to country fans everywhere. He’s a little overweight, he sings ballads that appeal to lovers and beer drinkers (popular topics for country fans), and he found a new sounding recipe of traditional twang with modern elements that set him apart from the dozens of pop-country and bro-country wannabes. Enjoy the video for Beautiful Crazy. Melting the hearts of country music women all over America!

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