Luke Combs has always had a strong bond with his fans, so much so that in a unique move, he let them choose his next single. Combs’ army of fans chose “Love You Anyway,” which shipped to country radio this week.
“I’ve always put a lot of stock in what my fans think,” Combs shares about the single. “After all, they’re the ones who make it all happen and have gotten me to where I am today. This leads me to try and find opportunities to let them have their say in decisions I’m making. I wasn’t sure if letting the fans have a public say in choosing someone’s next single on country radio had ever been done before, but I wanted to let my fans do that for me, especially considering the choices of ‘5 Leaf Clover’ and ‘Love You Anyway.’ They had been very passionate about ‘5 Leaf Clover’ from the beginning, then greatly supported ‘Love You Anyway’ once it came out, so I truly wanted them to tell me which one they preferred and that’s what they did by choosing ‘Love You Anyway.’ Pretty cool stuff.”
With the two options, Combs earned the No. 1 and No. 2 most-added songs at country radio this week (“Love You Anyway” and “5 Leaf Clover,” respectively), setting a modern-era record on the MediaBase, Country Aircheck and R&R charts. This accomplishment comes as Combs’ new version of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” was simultaneously shipped to Top 40 and Hot AC stations, the first time Combs has had a single outside the country genre.
Furthermore, Combs recently earned his record-breaking, 15th consecutive No. 1 single with “Going, Going, Gone” as well as nine new RIAA Platinum certifications: This One’s For You (5x Platinum), “Forever After All” (5x Platinum), “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (5x Platinum), “She Got The Best of Me” (5x Platinum), “The Kind of Love We Make” (Platinum), “Doin’ This” (Platinum), “Houston, We Got A Problem” (Platinum), “Cold As You” (Platinum) and “Six Feet Apart” (Platinum).
Combs’ winning streak continued with his recent Nashville shows, when he broke Nissan Stadium’s two-day and single-day concert attendance records this past weekend in Music City with over 95,000 fans showing up. Combs added an unprecedented surprise second show on Friday at Nissan, which was announced only one week prior.
He will continue his massive “World Tour” this Saturday with a sold-out show at Detroit’s Ford Field, followed by upcoming shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field, Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium and Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium as well as stops in Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Belgium.
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