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Luke Albert Combs (born March 2, 1990) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Combs has released one album for Columbia Nashville, which has produced five singles, all of which reached the number one position on Billboard's Country Airplay chart: "Hurricane", "When It Rains It Pours", "One Number Away", "She Got the Best of Me", and "Beautiful Crazy", His sixth single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart”, also reached number one on the chart.

Luke Combs
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Background information
Birth nameLuke Albert Combs[1]
Born (1990-03-02) March 2, 1990 (age 29)[2]
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States[2]
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • acoustic guitar
Years active2014–present
Labels

Early lifeEdit

Combs was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and moved to Asheville, North Carolina at the age of 8.[3] He has been performing as a vocalist since childhood. While attending A. C. Reynolds High School, Combs played football and performed with multiple vocal groups, including performing a solo in the world-renowned Carnegie Hall. Later, he attended Appalachian State University where he played his first country music show at the Parthenon Cafe. With less than a month left of his fourth year of college, he dropped out to pursue his country music career. He later moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in music.[4]

MusicEdit

Combs released his first EP, The Way She Rides, in February 2014. Later that year, he released his second EP, Can I Get an Outlaw.[5][2] In 2015, Combs's first single, "Hurricane", sold 15,000 copies in its first week,[6] and debuted at number 46 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.[7] In November 2015, Combs released his third EP, This One's for You. In late 2016, Combs was named one of Sounds Like Nashville's "Artists to Watch".[8]

Combs signed a deal with Sony Music Nashville, and the debut single from This One's for You, "Hurricane", was re-released on Columbia Nashville.[6] "Hurricane" reached number one on the country radio airplay chart on May 15, 2017, holding that spot for two weeks.[9]

In June 2017, Combs released his major label debut album, also titled This One's for You on Columbia Nashville and River House Artists.[2] The album reached number one on Billboard Top Country Albums[10] and number five on the US Billboard 200[11] in its first week. The album's second single, "When It Rains It Pours" was released to country radio on June 19, 2017.[12] It reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in October 2017. The album's third single, "One Number Away" was released to country radio on January 8, 2018. In mid-2018, Combs re-released This One's for You with several bonus tracks, both of which ("She Got the Best of Me" and "Beautiful Crazy") were also issued as singles. "Beautiful Crazy" reached number one on Country Airplay in February 2019, giving Combs five number ones on the Billboard country chart with his first five singles.[13] The song reached number one on three additional country charts – Hot Country Songs, Country Streaming Songs, and Country Digital Song Sales.[13]

On June 11, 2019 he was invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.[14]

In August 2019, This One's for You spent its 44th week at number one on Top Country Albums, setting the record for the longest reign at the top of that chart by a male artist.[15]

His second album will be released on November 8, 2019.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

In early 2016, Combs started dating Nicole Hocking, and the two became engaged in November 2018.[17][18]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US Country
[19]
US
[20]
AUS
[21]
CAN
[22]
This One's for You 1 4 7 10
What You See Is What You Get
  • Release date: November 8, 2019[27]
  • Label: Columbia Nashville
To be released

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[19]
US
[20]
US Indie
[28]
CAN
[22]
The Way She Rides
  • Release date: February 4, 2014
  • Label: Luke Combs
Can I Get an Outlaw
  • Release date: July 1, 2014
  • Label: Luke Combs
This One's for You
  • Release date: November 27, 2015
  • Label: River House Artists, Columbia Nashville
24 150 29
The Prequel
  • Release date: June 7, 2019
  • Label: Columbia Nashville
1 4 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak positions Sales Certifications Album
US Country Songs
[30]
US Country Airplay
[31]
US
[32]
AUS
[33]
CAN Country
[34]
CAN
[35]
2016 "Hurricane" 3 1 31 2 62
  • RIAA: 4× Platinum[24]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[26]
This One's for You
(and re-issue)
2017 "When It Rains It Pours" 1 1 33 1 54
2018 "One Number Away" 3 1 34 1 87
"She Got the Best of Me" 2 1 31 1 52
"Beautiful Crazy" 1 1 21 1 35
2019 "Beer Never Broke My Heart" 2 1 21 43 1 30 What You See Is What You Get
"Even Though I'm Leaving"[43] 12 31 62 89
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As a featured artistEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country Songs
[30]
US Country Airplay
[31]
CAN Country
[34]
2019 "Brand New Man"
(Brooks & Dunn featuring Luke Combs)
30 42 40 Reboot

Other charted songsEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions Certification / Sales Album
US Country Songs
[30]
US Country Airplay
[31]
US
[32]
CAN
[35]
2018 "Must've Never Met You" 14 81 This One's for You
"Houston, We Got a Problem" 22 58 [A]
"A Long Way" 33
2019 "Lovin' on You" 19 [B] 87 The Prequel
"Refrigerator Door" 20 [C]
"Moon Over Mexico" 21 [D]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videosEdit

Year Title Director
2016 "Hurricane"[47] Tyler Adams
2017 "When It Rains It Pours" Chris Hicky
2018 "One Number Away" Jim Wright
"Beautiful Crazy" Peter Zavadil
"She Got the Best of Me" Jim Shea
2019 "Brand New Man"(with Brooks & Dunn) Marty Callner
"Beer Never Broke My Heart" Michael Salomon
"Ramblin' Man"
"Refrigerator Door"
"Lovin' on You"
"Moon Over Mexico"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Recipient/Work Result Ref
2017 CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year "Hurricane" Nominated [48]
Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year Luke Combs Won [49]
2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of the Year "Hurricane" Nominated [50]
New Country Artist of the Year Luke Combs Won
Billboard Music Awards Top Country Artist Himself Nominated [51]
Top Country Album This One's for You Nominated
CMT Music Awards Video of the Year "When It Rains It Pours" Nominated [52]
Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year Luke Combs Won
Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
American Music Awards Favorite Album - Country This One's for You Nominated [53]
2019 Grammy Awards Best New Artist Luke Combs Nominated
CMT Music Awards CMT Performance of the Year Luke Combs and Leon Bridges Won [54]
Video of the Year "She Got the Best of Me" Nominated
iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Artist of the Year Luke Combs Won [55]
Billboard Music Awards Top Country Artist Luke Combs Won [56]
Top Country Male Artist Luke Combs Won
Top Country Album This One’s For You Won
Top Country Song "She Got the Best of Me" Nominated

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Houston, We Got a Problem" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number five on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[45]
  2. ^ "Lovin' on You" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number two on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[45]
  3. ^ "Refrigerator Door" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[45]
  4. ^ "Moon Over Mexico" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number five on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[45]

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ "14 New Country Artists to Watch in 2017". Sounds Like Nashville. December 15, 2016.
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