Luke Combs Ties Chart Record Set By Johnny Cash 60 Years Ago

Luke Combs just broke a 60-year chart record held by a country music legend. Following the release of his new…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 19, 2019


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Luke Combs just broke a 60-year chart record held by a country music legend.

Following the release of his new five-song EP, The Prequel, Combs has five tracks currently in the top 25 of Billboard ‘s Hot Country Songs Chart, making him the first artist since Johnny Cash in 1959 to accomplish this feat. Additionally, all five tracks are in the top 10 of Billboard’s Country Songs Sales chart.

Following his emotional surprise invitation to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the good news just keeps coming for the superstar because he also just achieved the biggest streaming week for a country artist ever. On top of that, he currently holds the top spots on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with The Prequel, which is at No. 1, and his debut album, This One’s For You, which follows at No. 2.

Combs’ current single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” marks his highest radio debut to date and set the record for most adds on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart with 149 adds.

Fans can catch Combs on his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour throughout the summer and fall.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.