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Luke Combs

Data updated on 2024-07-14 07:53:25 UTC
Blending a love of classic country and Southern-fried soul -- a fusion inspired equally by fellow modern mavericks Eric Church and Chris Stapleton -- Luke Combs updates these traditional sounds with a hint of modern R&B. This combination, which flourished on ballads, made Combs stand apart from both slick country-pop crooners and bro-country revelers, a distinction that helped him become a hit right out of the gate. His first single, 2016's "Hurricane," launched a series of five number one Billboard Country Airplay hits in a row, including "When It Rains It Pours," "One Number Away," "She Got the Best of Me," and "Beautiful Crazy." All were pulled from his 2017 debut album, This One's for You (or its expanded reissue), a period that saw Combs become one of the biggest stars in Nashville. That status was cemented when he won the Country Music Association's Best New Artist award in 2018 and by the subsequent success of his sophomore album, 2019's What You See Is What You Get. Combs' third album, 2022's Growin' Up, was another chart-topper, and the first edition of a companion set he completed with 2023's Gettin' Old. It included his chart-topping cover of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car," which won him a Country Music Award. He followed this with 2024's Fathers & Sons, a warm and understated concept album about fatherhood.

Luke Combs is from North Carolina, born in Charlotte and raised in Asheville, where he moved when he was eight years old. As a teenager, he played football and sang in vocal groups. While attending college at Appalachian State -- the same school Eric Church went to years earlier -- Combs decided to put his studies on the back burner so he could concentrate on country music. Learning how to play guitar, he amassed a catalog of original songs as he played shows on a regular basis. When he was just shy of earning his degree, he dropped out of college. After gigging regularly in North Carolina, he headed to Nashville in 2014 to pursue a musical career.

In February 2014, Combs self-released The Way She Rides EP, which was followed in July by Can I Get an Outlaw. The single "Hurricane" arrived in 2015 and generated enough buzz to secure the singer a contract with River House/Columbia Nashville. The label released the This One's for You EP in November 2015, then reworked "Hurricane" to country radio in 2016, accompanying it with a new EP, also titled This One's for You. In November 2016, "Hurricane" entered the Country Airplay charts, reaching number one in early 2017. Its success set the stage for Combs' full-length debut, This One's for You, which debuted at number one on Billboard's Country Albums chart upon its June release. "When It Rains It Pours," the singer's second number one on Country Airplay, kept the album on the charts throughout the year, then This One's for You gained additional momentum in 2018, thanks in part to "One Number Away," Combs' third number one single, but also due to the June re-release of an expanded version of the debut. Called This One's for You Too, this revamped edition of Combs' debut contained five new songs, including "She Got the Best of Me," an anthemic single that followed its predecessors to number one Country Airplay, helping the record reach a peak of four on Billboard's overall Top 200 Albums chart.

Combs continued to gain momentum during the back half of 2018 thanks to the ballad "Beautiful Crazy." Originally an Internet sensation, the track became a smash on radio late in 2018, reaching number one on the Country Airplay chart in March 2019; its success was a factor in Combs receiving a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2019. "Beautiful Crazy" spent seven straight weeks at number one on Country Airplay, breaking the previous records for longevity on the charts. The single also helped Combs earn the distinction of being the first artist to simultaneously hold the top position on all five of Billboard's main country charts: Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs, and Country Digital Song Sales.

Combs teased out music from his second album with the May 2019 release of "Beer Never Broke My Heart," a single that became his sixth number one Country Airplay hit. The song anchored the June EP The Prequel, which offered five songs from his second album, What You See Is What You Get, which arrived in November 2019 and entered the Billboard 200 at number one. In May 2020, Combs released the song "Six Feet Apart" as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The track landed at number ten on the Hot Country Songs Chart and was included on a deluxe version of What You See Is What You Get -- dubbed What You See Ain't Always What You Get -- which also topped the Billboard 200.

"The Great Divide," a duet with Billy Strings, arrived in 2021, followed by the Grammy-nominated ballad "Forever After All," the Country Airplay number one "Cold as You," the football anthem "South on Ya," and "Doin' This." The latter was the first single from Growin' Up, Combs' third album, which appeared in June 2022. Working once again with producers Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton -- the pair both appeared on What You See Is What You Get -- Combs stayed in his comfort zone on Growin' Up, a move that resulted in his third Billboard Country number one album. His next single, "Growin' Up and Gettin' Old," revealed the title of his next LP. Recorded at the same time as Growin' Up, Gettin' Old was released nine months later in March 2023 as both a follow-up and companion album. On it was a cover of Tracy Chapman's 1988 hit "Fast Car," a song he cites as one of his earliest influences. Combs' version became a major hit, topping numerous charts and reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100. It won him another CMA award and in February 2024 he performed it live with Chapman at the Grammy Awards. Led by the poignant "The Man He Sees in Me," Combs' next record was a concept album of sorts. Released in the middle of June to coincide with Father's Day, Fathers & Sons bore a more thoughtful, acoustic-driven sound with songs devoted to both Combs' young children and his own father. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Total plays

11.8 billion
Updated on 2024-07-14

Country

United States

Monthly listeners

27,607,800

Followers

10,846,729

Top Cities

  1. Australia
    635,111 listeners
  2. United States
    642,247 listeners
  3. Australia
    523,722 listeners
  4. United States
    541,066 listeners
  5. United States
    520,695 listeners

Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
Beautiful Crazy
Beautiful Crazy
847,823,031 3:13 2018-06-01
When It Rains It Pours
When It Rains It Pours
834,180,127 4:01 2017-06-02
Hurricane
Hurricane
724,921,586 3:43 2017-06-02
She Got the Best of Me
She Got the Best of Me
597,238,677 3:03 2018-06-01
Beer Never Broke My Heart
Beer Never Broke My Heart
571,669,579 3:07 2019-10-25
Fast Car
Fast Car
551,062,109 4:25 2023-03-24
The Kind of Love We Make
The Kind of Love We Make
489,283,029 3:44 2022-06-17
Forever After All
Forever After All
481,629,897 3:53 2020-10-23
One Number Away
One Number Away
415,866,633 3:42 2017-06-02
Better Together
Better Together
363,302,068 3:40 2019-11-08
Even Though I'm Leaving
Even Though I'm Leaving
257,093,846 3:45 2019-11-08
1, 2 Many
1, 2 Many
224,001,299 3:01 2019-11-08
Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are
217,204,835 3:60 2023-03-24
Lovin' On You
Lovin' On You
210,455,638 3:15 2019-11-08
Going, Going, Gone
Going, Going, Gone
205,155,587 2:57 2022-06-24
Dive - Recorded At Sound Stage Nashville
Dive - Recorded At Sound Stage Nashville
202,282,937 4:21 2018-03-07
Must've Never Met You
Must've Never Met You
183,442,055 3:19 2018-06-01
Houston, We Got a Problem
Houston, We Got a Problem
175,977,462 3:12 2018-06-01
Love You Anyway
Love You Anyway
170,000,662 3:50 2023-02-10
Does To Me (feat. Eric Church)
Does To Me (feat. Eric Church)
169,838,487 3:43 2019-11-08
Cold As You
Cold As You
149,325,637 3:06 2020-10-23
Doin' This
Doin' This
146,396,529 4:14 2021-11-10
Brand New Man - with Luke Combs
Brand New Man - with Luke Combs
141,233,629 3:11 2019-04-05
Cold Beer Calling My Name
Cold Beer Calling My Name
121,943,919 3:30 2020-04-14
Refrigerator Door
Refrigerator Door
117,782,372 3:24 2019-11-08
What You See Is What You Get
What You See Is What You Get
109,777,997 2:52 2019-11-08
Six Feet Apart
Six Feet Apart
100,094,970 3:19 2019-11-08
Nothing Like You
Nothing Like You
98,946,620 3:16 2019-11-08
5 Leaf Clover
5 Leaf Clover
97,026,818 3:31 2023-03-17
I Know She Ain't Ready
I Know She Ain't Ready
94,471,336 3:05 2016-11-04
Moon Over Mexico
Moon Over Mexico
90,151,942 3:25 2019-11-08
Be Careful What You Wish For
Be Careful What You Wish For
85,013,078 2:55 2017-06-02
Beer Can
Beer Can
84,824,411 3:31 2017-06-02
Different 'Round Here
Different 'Round Here
81,006,486 2:55 2023-05-11
Used to You
Used to You
79,904,882 3:57 2017-04-28
Blue Collar Boys
Blue Collar Boys
77,520,664 3:40 2019-11-08
Growin' Up and Gettin' Old
Growin' Up and Gettin' Old
77,015,237 3:54 2023-01-27
Without You
Without You
75,313,400 3:45 2020-10-23
Can I Get an Outlaw
Can I Get an Outlaw
74,656,602 3:59 2016-11-04
This One's for You
This One's for You
73,753,586 3:50 2017-06-02
Sheriff You Want To
Sheriff You Want To
73,253,896 3:41 2016-11-04
Life Goes On (feat. Luke Combs)
Life Goes On (feat. Luke Combs)
71,908,359 3:30 2023-05-03
Memories Are Made Of
Memories Are Made Of
70,779,008 3:37 2017-06-02
All Over Again
All Over Again
65,127,044 3:29 2019-11-08
Outlaw (feat. Luke Combs)
Outlaw (feat. Luke Combs)
59,585,560 4:05 2016-01-15
I Got Away with You
I Got Away with You
58,486,160 3:48 2017-06-02
Reasons
Reasons
57,098,811 3:44 2019-11-08
Beyond (feat. Luke Combs) - Live
Beyond (feat. Luke Combs) - Live
54,770,319 4:07 2018-09-21
Tomorrow Me
Tomorrow Me
54,560,055 3:29 2022-04-22
Ain't No Love In Oklahoma (From Twisters: The Album)
Ain't No Love In Oklahoma (From Twisters: The Album)
53,355,796 3:31 2024-05-16
A Long Way
A Long Way
53,306,173 3:37 2018-06-01
Outrunnin' Your Memory
Outrunnin' Your Memory
53,026,872 4:15 2022-06-24
Lonely One
Lonely One
52,489,910 3:26 2017-06-02
Honky Tonk Highway
Honky Tonk Highway
52,288,048 3:32 2017-06-02
Don't Tempt Me
Don't Tempt Me
52,191,922 3:32 2017-06-02
Out There
Out There
51,829,086 3:24 2017-06-02
Dear Today
Dear Today
50,527,291 3:40 2019-11-08
The Great Divide
The Great Divide
49,358,537 3:32 2021-02-01
Every Little Bit Helps
Every Little Bit Helps
48,777,097 4:08 2019-11-08
The Other Guy
The Other Guy
48,548,322 3:11 2020-10-23
South On Ya
South On Ya
47,881,363 2:52 2021-08-26
Let the Moonshine
Let the Moonshine
47,343,391 3:29 2016-11-04
New Every Day
New Every Day
45,784,901 3:19 2019-11-08
Angels Workin' Overtime
Angels Workin' Overtime
36,328,252 4:14 2019-11-08
Beautiful Crazy - Acoustic
Beautiful Crazy - Acoustic
35,192,725 3:13 2019-02-15
You Found Yours
You Found Yours
34,752,745 3:12 2023-03-24
The Way She Rides
The Way She Rides
34,536,903 2:46 2016-11-04
Joe
Joe
33,490,613 3:39 2023-02-24
Any Given Friday Night
Any Given Friday Night
31,804,072 3:14 2022-06-24
Call Me
Call Me
31,303,175 3:20 2022-06-24
My Kinda Folk
My Kinda Folk
29,722,537 4:27 2020-10-23
The Man He Sees in Me
The Man He Sees in Me
27,249,435 2:45 2024-06-06
Middle of Somewhere
Middle of Somewhere
23,742,942 3:20 2022-06-24
Hannah Ford Road
Hannah Ford Road
23,284,313 3:38 2023-03-24
One Number Away - Recorded At Sound Stage Nashville
One Number Away - Recorded At Sound Stage Nashville
22,531,253 3:45 2018-03-07
See Me Now
See Me Now
22,084,285 4:06 2023-03-24
On the Other Line
On the Other Line
21,700,210 2:56 2022-06-24
Going, Going, Gone - Acoustic
Going, Going, Gone - Acoustic
21,671,909 2:46 2022-12-16
Still
Still
20,950,830 3:23 2023-03-24
Used To Wish I Was
Used To Wish I Was
19,373,215 2:58 2022-06-24
Take You With Me
Take You With Me
18,753,302 3:27 2023-03-24
Beautiful Crazy (feat. Leon Bridges) - Live
Beautiful Crazy (feat. Leon Bridges) - Live
18,045,104 3:06 2018-09-21
Better Back When
Better Back When
17,402,227 3:24 2022-06-24
Back 40 Back
Back 40 Back
17,327,383 3:05 2023-03-24
Tattoo on a Sunburn
Tattoo on a Sunburn
16,995,246 3:46 2023-03-24
The Beer, the Band, and the Barstool
The Beer, the Band, and the Barstool
15,661,840 3:38 2023-03-24
Ain't Far From It
Ain't Far From It
14,784,507 3:37 2022-06-24
How I Learned To Pray (feat. Luke Combs)
How I Learned To Pray (feat. Luke Combs)
13,505,171 4:31 2023-08-18
Two Dozen Roses
Two Dozen Roses
13,412,981 3:51 2023-09-22
The Part
The Part
12,536,667 3:23 2023-03-24
My Song Will Never Die
My Song Will Never Die
12,423,820 4:07 2023-03-24
A Song Was Born
A Song Was Born
12,059,585 3:10 2023-03-24
Let's Just Be Friends - From The Angry Birds Movie 2
Let's Just Be Friends - From The Angry Birds Movie 2
11,161,226 3:19 2019-08-02
Fox in the Henhouse
Fox in the Henhouse
10,586,448 3:55 2023-03-24
If the World Had a Front Porch
If the World Had a Front Porch
6,454,478 3:01 2017-11-10
Deserve
Deserve
5,101,446 3:44 2017-02-17
Seven Bridges Road
Seven Bridges Road
5,050,761 3:10 2023-11-14
Raise The Bar
Raise The Bar
3,984,107 2:45 2023-10-20
Seminole Wind
Seminole Wind
2,841,539 4:38 2022-08-05
Fast Car - Live
Fast Car - Live
2,825,023 4:28 2023-08-12
Baseball on the Moon
Baseball on the Moon
2,337,899 3:31 2018-05-04
Ships That Don’t Come In
Ships That Don’t Come In
2,078,365 3:44 2024-03-29
Out There - Unplugged
Out There - Unplugged
2,045,810 2:46 2016-04-29
Brand New Man (with Luke Combs) - Live from CMT Crossroads
Brand New Man (with Luke Combs) - Live from CMT Crossroads
899,842 4:15 2019-08-09
Seven Bridges Road (Extended)
Seven Bridges Road (Extended)
532,400 5:01 2023-11-21
Gettin' Old (Stories Behind the Songs)
Gettin' Old (Stories Behind the Songs)
140,867 55:55 2023-03-23
Runnin' Down A Dream
Runnin' Down A Dream
100,702 4:07 2024-06-21

New releases

The Man He Sees in Me
The Man He Sees in Me
2024-06-06
[Seven Ridges Records/Columbia Nashville]
Ain't No Love In Oklahoma (From Twisters: The Album)
Ain't No Love In Oklahoma (From Twisters: The Album)
2024-05-16
[Atlantic Records]
Seven Bridges Road
Seven Bridges Road
2023-11-14
[Hill Country Music, LLC]
Fast Car (Live)
Fast Car (Live)
2023-08-12
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Life Goes On (feat. Luke Combs)
Life Goes On (feat. Luke Combs)
2023-05-12
[Atlantic Records UK]
Life Goes On (feat. Luke Combs)
Life Goes On (feat. Luke Combs)
2023-05-03
[Atlantic Records UK]
Gettin' Old
Gettin' Old
2023-03-24
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Gettin' Old (Stories Behind the Songs)
Gettin' Old (Stories Behind the Songs)
2023-03-23
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
5 Leaf Clover
5 Leaf Clover
2023-03-17
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Joe
Joe
2023-02-24
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Love You Anyway
Love You Anyway
2023-02-10
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Growin' Up and Gettin' Old
Growin' Up and Gettin' Old
2023-01-27
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Going, Going, Gone (Acoustic)
Going, Going, Gone (Acoustic)
2022-12-16
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Growin' Up
Growin' Up
2022-06-24
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
The Kind of Love We Make
The Kind of Love We Make
2022-06-17
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Tomorrow Me
Tomorrow Me
2022-04-22
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Doin' This
Doin' This
2021-11-10
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
South On Ya
South On Ya
2021-08-26
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Forever After All
Forever After All
2021-03-08
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
The Great Divide
The Great Divide
2021-02-01
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
What You See Ain't Always What You Get (Deluxe Edition)
What You See Ain't Always What You Get (Deluxe Edition)
2020-10-23
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Six Feet Apart
Six Feet Apart
2020-05-01
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Cold Beer Calling My Name
Cold Beer Calling My Name
2020-04-14
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
What You See Is What You Get
What You See Is What You Get
2019-11-08
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Let's Just Be Friends (From The Angry Birds Movie 2)
Let's Just Be Friends (From The Angry Birds Movie 2)
2019-08-02
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Beautiful Crazy (Acoustic)
Beautiful Crazy (Acoustic)
2019-02-15
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Beautiful Crazy (feat. Leon Bridges) [Live]
Beautiful Crazy (feat. Leon Bridges) [Live]
2018-09-21
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Beyond (feat. Luke Combs) [Live]
Beyond (feat. Luke Combs) [Live]
2018-09-21
[Columbia]
This One's for You Too (Deluxe Edition)
This One's for You Too (Deluxe Edition)
2018-06-01
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles
2018-03-07
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
This One's for You
This One's for You
2017-06-02
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
Used to You
Used to You
2017-04-28
[River House Artists/Columbia Nashville]
The Way She Rides
The Way She Rides
2016-11-04
[River House Artists]
Can I Get an Outlaw
Can I Get an Outlaw
2016-11-04
[River House Artists]