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Combs debuts in first

Thursday, June 14, 2018 – Luke Combs debuted in fourth on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was first on the Top Country Albums chart with "This One's For You," which was out in a deluxe format with five new songs. He also made a big dent on the singles chart. Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line scored another week at number one with "Meant to Be," first on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending June 16.

On the songs chart, Kane Brown was second again with "Heaven." Dan + Shay were third with "Tequila," switching spots with Luke Combs "One Number Away," which was fourth. FGL skyrocketed from 46 to 5 with "Simple," its new single.

Combs went from 18 to 13 with "Beautiful Crazy" and debuted at 14 with "Must've Never Met You," 22 with "Houston, We Got a Problem," 33rd with "A Long Way" and 36 with "She Got the Best of Me." The songs appear on his brand new deluxe disc.

Dan + Shay also debuted at 39 with "Alone Together." FGL was 41st with "Colorado," which it released last week. Brown was 42nd with "Lose It" in its first week.

On the albums chart, Jason Aldean was second with "Rearview Town." Brown's self-titled debut fell from first to third. Thomas Rhett held fourth with "Life Changes" Michael Ray debuted in fifth with his sophomore effort, "Amos."

Blake Shelton was up 6 to 14 with "Texoma Shore." Kenny Chesney jumped from 40 to 15 with "Live in No Shoes Nation." North Carolina band American Aquarium debuted at 20 with "Things Change." Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore debuted at 41 with "Downey to Lubbock," their first disc together. Kelsea Ballerini went from 50 to 45 with "Unapologetically."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Father John Misty debuted in first with "God's Favorite Customer." Neko Case debuted in second with "Hell-On." Chris Stapleton was third with "Traveller," Leon Bridges fourth with "Good thing" and Ben Howard debuted in fifth with "Noonday Dream."

Trampled by Turtles stayed first on the Bluegrass albums chart with "Life Is Good on the Open Road." Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers were second with "The Long-Awaited Album." Old Crow Medicine Show was third with "Volunteer." David Davis & The warrior River Boys debuted in fourth with "Didn't He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole." Alison Krauss was fifth with "Windy City."

On the Billboard 200, Aldean was 10th, up 17. Brown was 24th, Rhett was 46th, and Ray 53rd.

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The Prequel EP CD review - The Prequel EP
The saying, 'Strike while the iron's hot,' applies to many situations, but especially to the music business. The scene moves so fast these days that this last year's star could be this year's 'Where are they now?' Luke Combs moved quickly up the country music popularity ladder, so he's smart to put out this five-song EP between full-lengths. First single, "Beer Never Broke My Heart," is a throwaway tune, built upon a solidly thumping, Waylon Jennings-like groove. »»»
This One's For You Too CD review - This One's For You Too
Luke Combs has gotten a lot of life out of his album "This One's for You," which includes his breakthrough hit "Hurricane," as well as the popular single "When It Rains It Pours." This deluxe edition includes five new tracks, many of which are just as strong as the original 12. "Houston, We Got a Problem" includes a smart lyric highlighting specific details about that big Texas city. Even though it has all these famous landmarks, it doesn't have »»»
This One's For You CD review - This One's For You
Five years ago, when beer-drinking, truck-driving-in-the-country country songs were en vogue, Luke Combs' full-length debut would have fit right in. In 2017, when pop music rules the country market and male singers are more likely to wear a stylish jacket instead of a flannel shirt, Combs is positively refreshing. "Hurricane," the first single and first top five hit of Combs' career, sounds like a typical Jason Aldean ballad at the onset, but then builds into something more »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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