Luke Combs Secures 10th Consecutive No.1 Single With ‘Better Together’

Luke Combs continues his record-breaking streak at country radio this week as his current single, “Better Together,” reaches the No.1…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 21, 2021


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Luke Combs continues his record-breaking streak at country radio this week as his current single, “Better Together,” reaches the No.1 spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

This marks the ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist’s 10th consecutive chart-topping single and the first time an artist has earned 10 successive No.1 singles on that chart. 

“Better Together” is one of five new tracks featured on Combs’ new deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You GetThe song was co-written by Combs alongside Joe Fox and Phil Barton and was inspired by his wife, Nicole. 

“Some things just go better together and probably always will/ Like a cup of coffee and a sunrise, Sunday drives and time to kill’ What’s the point of this ol’ guitar if it ain’t got no strings?/ Or pourin’ your heart into a song that you ain’t gonna sing?/ It’s a match made up in heaven, like good ol’ boys and beer/ And me, as long as you’re right here,” the North Carolina native sings on the touching chorus. 

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Combs is also celebrating a new album milestone this week as his global No. 1 record, What You See Is What You Get, is newly certified RIAA double Platinum.

Combs was recently announced as the headliner for a pre-race concert prior to the Daytona 500 next month. The superstar will take the stage before the 63rd running of The Great American Race in front of a limited number of fans at the World Center of Racing while millions will watch from home on FOX. 

“I grew up watching the NASCAR race every Sunday with my granddad; that was our thing,” Combs previously shared. “I never could have imagined back then that I’d be playing the Daytona 500 one day, so this is super awesome and is something I’m really looking forward to.”

Luke Combs‘ performance will air at 1 pm ET on Sunday, February 14 on FOX. 

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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.