|ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist Luke Combs’ new song, “Without You” featuring special guest Amanda Shires on violin, is debuting today.
Listen to ‘Without You’ HERE
The song is from Combs’ anticipated new deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, which will be released Oct. 23 on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. In addition to “Without You,” the extended album will feature all 18 songs from Combs’ platinum-certified, global No. 1 record, What You See Is What You Get , as well new tracks “Cold As You,” “The Other Guy,” My Kinda Folk,” and “Forever After All.” Co-produced by Combs, Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton, the five new songs were recorded at Nashville’s Sound Stage Studios.
The release continues a series of groundbreaking and historic years for Combs, who won two awards earlier this week at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards: Album of the Year (What You See Is What You Get) and Male Artist of the Year. Combs also performed his new song, “Better Together,” from Nashville’s Bluebird Café during the live awards broadcast. Watch HERE. Moreover, Combs is nominated for six awards at the 54th CMA Awards including Entertainer of the Year.
Continuing his triumphant run at country radio, Combs’ single, “Lovin’ On You,” reached No. 1 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart this week while also spending its third week atop the Billboard Country Airplay chart. This is his ninth-consecutive No. 1 single—a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart—as well as his eighth single to spend multiple weeks atop the chart and his sixth-consecutive, multi-week No. 1. Combs also recently made history as 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—breaking Taylor Swift’s previously held record at 24 weeks. The achievement comes as What You See Is What You Get topped the chart for the 25th time earlier this summer, while his 2017 debut, This One’s For You, has spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1—tying the record for the longest reign atop the chart with Shania Twain’s Come On Over in 1997.
Additional notable achievements and recognitions:
- Awarded three iHeartRadio Music Awards: Country Artist of the Year, Country Album of the Year (What You See Is What You Get) and Country Song of the Year (“Beautiful Crazy”).
- What You See Is What You Get enjoyed the largest streaming week ever for a country album with 74 million on-demand streams upon its release in November 2019. It also achieved the biggest first week of album streams ever for a country artist on Apple Music and was the first country album ever to hit No. 1 on the platform’s U.S. overall albums chart, while also setting a new global record for first-week streams for a country album at Spotify and breaking the Amazon Music record for more first-week streams than any other country album debut.
- Awarded CMT Performance of the Year at the 2019 CMT Music Awards for his CMT
Crossroads performance of “Beautiful Crazy” with Leon Bridges
- Awarded Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards
- Awarded Country Artist of the Year at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
- Awarded New Artist of the Year at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards
- Nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards
- Recipient of a CMA Triple Play Award for writing three #1 songs in a 12-month period
- First artist to simultaneously top all five Billboard country charts for multiple weeks: Top
Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and
Country Digital Song Sales (dated March 9, March 30 and April 6)
- This One’s For You is certified RIAA Triple Platinum and was also the most-streamed country album of 2019.
- All five songs on his The Prequel EP charted on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Top 25—a feat not accomplished by any artist in 60 years since Johnny Cash in 1959.