Luke Combs Shatters Chart Record Previously Held By Taylor Swift
Country superstar Luke Combs is making history once again as he’s become the first artist ever to have their first…
Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Country superstar Luke Combs is making history once again as he’s become the first artist ever to have their first two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at No.1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The ACM, CMA and CMT award-winning artist’s new record breaks the previous record of 24 weeks, held by Taylor Swift.
The news comes as Combs’ latest album, What You See Is What You Get, returns to the top of the chart this week, while his 2017 debut album, This One’s For You, has spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at No.1, previously tying the record for the longest No.1 album with Shania Twain’s 1997 release, Come On Over.
Combs, who is currently making his way back up the country radio charts with his new single, “Lovin’ On You,” is currently nominated in three categories for the upcoming 55th Academy of Country Music Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for What You See Is What You Get. To celebrate, Combs will perform his latest single on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Thursday, July 16.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.