Country Powerhouse Luke Combs Ties Garth Brooks’ Extraordinary Record
(Left) Luke Combs / Instagram/(Right) Garth Brooks / Facebook
If you asked 100 fans to name the hottest artist in country music right now, most of them would likely say it’s Luke Combs.
It’s a no-brainer why that would be their answer. The powerhouse singer is dominating all aspects of the genre right now, and has managed to accomplish so much since his radio debut with his first single, “Hurricane,” in 2016.
Since then, Combs has won numerous awards (including the New Artist of the Year Award at the 2018 CMA Awards), has seen five of his six singles top the charts (and his sixth single is well on its way there), has performed to many sold-out crowds, and has been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Combs’ Opry induction just happened on Tuesday (July 16). He posted about the special day on social media, writing, “I mean to me, this (being inducted into the Grand Ole @Opry) is the No. 1 thing.”
Now, just days after his Opry induction, Combs has another accomplishment to celebrate.
Earlier, we mentioned how Combs’ singles have consistently topped the country charts. But we didn’t mention his album, This One’s for You, which has been a huge success as well.
Since its release in June 2017, This One’s for You has dominated the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The album has remained on the chart since its release, even if it hasn’t always held the top spot.
But it has been at the top of the chart more often than not. In fact, the album has secured the chart’s top listing for a whopping total of 41 weeks, according to a report published by Billboard on July 17.
This is a remarkable achievement for Combs, since in reaching this milestone he is now tied for a major record held by Garth Brooks.
Now, both Combs and Brooks hold the record for the third-longest number one run on the Top Country Albums chart. Brooks’ iconic 1990 album No Fences, which contained songs such as “The Thunder Rolls” and “Friends in Low Places,” was the previous sole record holder.
Only time will tell if This One’s for You will remain tied with No Fences, or if it will move on to become the #2 or #1 record holder. Those positions are currently held by Randy Travis‘ Always & Forever and Shania Twain‘s Come On Over, which spent 43 and 50 weeks in the chart’s top spot, respectively.
Based on how things have been going for Combs, his chances of taking that #2 or #1 record-holding spot look pretty good. His chances of scoring another hit single also look pretty good, since his newest track, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” is blowing up right now. Be sure to give it a listen below.
A huge congratulations to Combs on all he has accomplished!