Luke Combs Places Five Tracks In Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Top 25, First Artist Since Johnny Cash In 1959

Luke Combs. Photo: David Bergman for Sony Records Nashville

Just a week after being invited to be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, Luke Combs continues to break records by charting five tracks from his new EP, The Prequel, on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Top 25—a feat not accomplished by any artist in since Johnny Cash in 1959. The tracks are also in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Country Songs Sales chart.

Additionally, Combs has achieved the largest streaming week ever for a country artist and currently holds the top two spots on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with The Prequel (No. 1) and his debut album, This One’s For You (No. 2).

Produced by Scott Moffatt, The Prequel features five songs co-written by Combs including lead single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart” which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Streaming Songs chart with 11 million streams—setting the record for the best first week of streaming ever for a country song. It also recently set the record for most adds on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart with 149 adds and debuted at No. 15 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart—the top entrance by any artist since September 2012 and Combs’ highest debut to date.


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