Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Luke Combs lands a Billboard & Mediabase Country Airplay #1 hit with “Hurricane”

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River House Artists/Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter Luke Combs’ RIAA GOLD-certified smash debut single “Hurricane” stormed into the No. 1 spot at Country radio today (Monday May 16, 2017) in a record-breaking 24 weeks on the Mediabase chart and 30 weeks on the Billboard Country Charts rendering Combs’ the fastest debut artist to No.1 at Country radio since 2015. 
Achieving more than 58 million streams, “Hurricane” marks the first single off the 27-year-old Asheville, North Carolina native’s debut album THIS ONE’S FOR YOU releasing on June 2 which has been dubbed “one of the year’s most anticipated albums” by Rolling Stone Country.

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While in Key West performing as a part of BMI’s Songwriters Festival this weekend, Combs received the No. 1 news. “It’s surreal to celebrate my first No. 1 down here at the BMI Songwriter’s Festival surrounded by my very own songwriting heroes and friends. Much like the stories of many artists before me, I gambled it all in the name of these songs – dropping out of college to write, playing those songs in three-hour acoustic sets at an empty bar to some rowdy club nights filled with fans and then moving to Nashville to be a part of this incredible songwriting community,” shares Combs. “Songs carried me here and today is a wild dream come true. To my friends at country radio, thank you for believing and spinning. To the fans, you loved ‘Hurricane’ first and most – this one’s for ya’ll.”
As a CMT Listen Up Artist, Combs’ No.1 chart-topper comes on the heels of his 2017 CMT Award nomination for Breakthrough Video Of The Year for the “Hurricane” music video which first premiered on CMT.  The storm of “Hurricane” proved to be a multi-faceted force when the official music video crossed more than 25 million views on VEVO last week, making it the No. 7 most-viewed country song of 2017 in the US.

Combs crafted This One’s For You from the mountains of his home state of North Carolina, bringing the songs alive on the road with fans and back in the writer’s rooms of Nashville – creating twelve-tracks that are the culmination of his musicianship and career groundswell the last five years. This One’s For You is available now for pre-order; fans instantly receive five tracks early: “Hurricane,” “Out There,” “Memories Are Made Of,” “Beer Can,” and title track “This One’s For You.”

On Friday May 19, fans will receive previously unreleased smoky, groove track “One Number Away.”

Continuing to take his songs to fans, Combs joins line-ups for CMA Music Fest, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Brantley Gilbert on The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour through September.
About:
A native of Asheville, North Carolina, country singer/songwriter Luke Combs has been singing since he could walk, but did not start playing guitar until the summer after his junior year at Appalachian State University.
He began playing shows shortly thereafter in January of 2012 and has been playing consistently ever since.
He released a pair of EPs in 2014, and in 2015, his debut single, “Hurricane,” reached the Top 10 on the iTunes Country Songs Chart. His third EP, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU, was released later that year and peaked at No. 5 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart.
Luke recently formed his own full band and has had the opportunity to open for artists such as Travis Tritt, Tracy Lawrence, Eli Young Band, Old Dominion, Corey Smith, Chase Rice, Cadillac Three and Kelsea Ballerini.
In October 2016, he signed to River House Artists/Columbia Nashville in their new partnership endeavor.

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