Luke Combs Ties Chart Record Held By Shania Twain
It’s official – Luke Combs has tied Shania Twain’s record for the most weeks atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart….
Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
It’s official – Luke Combs has tied Shania Twain’s record for the most weeks atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
Combs’ debut album, This One’s for You, has now spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the chart, tying Twain’s record for her album, Come On Over, Billboard confirms.
Originally released June 24, 2017, a deluxe version of This One’s for You followed in June of 2018.
The album includes five-chart topping singles: “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number Away,” “She Got the Best of Me,” and “Beautiful Crazy.”
The news comes just days before the release of Combs’ much-anticipated new album, What You See Is What You Get. Dropping November 8, the record features a whopping 16 tracks, including collaborations with superstars Brooks & Dunn and Eric Church.
Combs is currently nominated for three CMA Awards: Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Beautiful Crazy”) and Musical Event of the Year (“Brand New Man” with Brooks & Dunn). CMA winners will be crowned during the 53rd Annual CMA Awards, which will be broadcast live on ABC Wednesday, November 13 at 8 pm ET.
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.