Luke Combs Has The Longest-Running No.1 Album By A Male Country Artist Ever

Luke Combs continues his record-breaking chart success this week, notching yet another milestone with his debut album, This One’s For…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 6, 2019


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Luke Combs continues his record-breaking chart success this week, notching yet another milestone with his debut album, This One’s For You. 

Originally released on June 2, 2017, This One’s For You has now spent a whopping 44 weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. With this accomplishment, Combs now holds the record for the longest reign ever for a male artist and second-longest for an artist overall. (He follows just behind Shania Twain’s Come On Over, which spent 50 weeks at No.1 in 1997.)

Also this week, Combs earns his sixth consecutive chart-topping single as his latest hit, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” sits atop both Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart. Reaching the top of the charts in just 13 weeks, “Beer Never Broke My Heart” is now Combs’ fastest-rising single to date.

“Beer Never Broke My Heart” is the lead single from Combs’ The Prequel EP, which shot to No.1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart upon its release in June. Following the release, each of the EP’s five tracks were included in the top 25 of Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs Chart, making him the first artist since Johnny Cash in 1959 to accomplish that feat.

Luke Combs, who is the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, is in the midst of his headlining Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour. Click HERE to see if he’s coming to a city near you this 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.