Luke Combs Breaks Randy Travis’ Country Album Record

Photo (c) 2019 David Bergman for Sony Records Nashville — Luke Combs photo shoot near Nashville, TN on May 1, 2019.

Luke CombsThis One’s For You has clinched its 44th week at the top of the Country Albums chart, making it the longest album reign ever for a male artist, breaking a record set by Randy Travis’ Always and Forever, which spent 43 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 in 1987-1988.

Combs’ album also holds the second-longest run at No. 1 for a country album overall, following Shania Twain’s 1997 album Come On Over, which spent 50 weeks atop the Country Albums chart.

Additionally, Combs’ current single “Beer Never Broke My Heart” is at No. 1 on both Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart and the Mediabase chart, making Combs the only country artist to have his first six singles reach the No. 1 spot. Following the release of Combs’ latest EP, The Prequel, all five tracks from the project were included in the top 25 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, an accomplishment not reached in 60 years, since Johnny Cash in 1959.

Combs will continue his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour throughout the fall including newly-announced shows at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena, Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, San Antonio’s AT&T Center, Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center, two nights at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, and two nights at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

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