LUKE COMBS’ NEW DELUXE ALBUM WHAT YOU SEE AIN’T ALWAYS WHAT YOU GET OUT OCTOBER 23
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist Luke Combs will release his new deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, October 23 on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. Pre-order/pre-save HERE. The extended edition will feature all 18 songs from Combs’ Platinum-certified, global No. 1 record, What You See Is What You Get , as well as five new tracks. Additional details to be announced soon. The release continues a series of groundbreaking years for Combs, who has once again 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 last month, 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.
What You See Is What You Get—out now on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville (stream/purchase here )— debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this past November with 172,000 equivalent units sold and also enjoyed the largest streaming week ever for a country album with 74 million on-demand streams. 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. Continuing his record-breaking streak at country radio, Combs’ current single, “Lovin’ On You,” is already Top 10 and rising, while his first eight singles have all reached No. 1—a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Moreover, Combs is nominated in three categories at the 55th ACM Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for What You See Is What You Get.
Produced by Scott Moffatt, What You See Is What You Get features 18 songs including the five tracks previously released via The Prequel EP last summer. The EP debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with all five tracks charting on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Top 25—a feat not accomplished by any artist in 60 years since Johnny Cash in 1959. Adding to his landmark year, Combs’ debut album, This One’s For You , was recently certified RIAA Triple Platinum. The album was also the most-streamed country album of 2019. Moreover, several of Combs’ songs have also received RIAA certifications: 4x Platinum “Beautiful Crazy,” 4x Platinum “When It Rains It Pours,” 2x Platinum “She Got The Best of Me” and Platinum “Must’ve Never Met You.”
Additional notable achievements and recognitions:
Only country artist to perform on “Saturday Night Live” Season 45
Awarded Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year (“Beautiful Crazy”) at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards
Recently inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry last summer
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 New Male Artist of the Year at the 2019 ACM 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 No. 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, 2019)