Combs doubles up

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Luke Combs scored a Billboard chart double for the week ending April 27. He was first on the Top Country Albums chart with "This One's For You." He also was first on the Hot Country Songs chart with "Beautiful Crazy," its ninth week at number one.

On the albums chart, Aaron Lewis debuted in second with "State I'm In." Dan + Shay were third with their self-titled release. Brooks & Dunn were fourth with "Reboot" and Kacey Musgraves fifth with "Golden Hour," up 3.

Kelsea Ballerini was 22nd with "Unapologetically," up 3. Tim McGraw's "Number One Hits' went from 29 to 23. Thomas Rhett's "Tangled Up" jumped 7 to 24. Luke Bryan was 30th with "Crash My Party," up 3. Florida Georgia Line was 31st with "Here's to the Good Times," up 5 and 32nd with "Dig Your Roots," up 3.

Chase Rice jumped 11 to 36 with "Lambs and Lions." Taylor Swift's "Red" went from 48 to 39. "The Greatest" The Number Ones" from Johnny Cash was 40th, up 6.

On the songs chart, Brett Young was second with "Here Tonight." Rice was up three to third with "Eyes on You." Blake Shelton held fourth with "God's Country." "Tequila" from Dan + Shay remained fifth.

Jason Aldean went from 32 to 27 with "Rearview Town." Chris Young moved up 3 to 28 with "Raised on Country." HARDY jumped from 41 to 30 with "Rednecker." Brantley Gilbert's "What Happens in a Small Stayed Town" climbed 4 to 31in a song featuring Lindsay Ell. Cole Swindell stood at 34, up 3, with "Love You Too Late." Dustin Lynch jumped 13 to 35 with "Ridin' Roads." Carly Pearce was 36th with "Closer to You," up 3. Justin Moore moved from 44 to 37 with "The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home." "Buy My Own Drinks' from Runaway June moved 4 spots to 38. Russell Dickerson was one back with "Every Little Thing," up six. Rascal Flatts' "Back to Life" was 43rd, up 4. Gabby Barrett was back up 3, to 47 with "I Hope." Gilbert debuted at 48 with "Not Like Us."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Musgraves was first with "Golden Hour." Stapleton fell to second with "Traveller." Melissa Etheridge debuted in third with "The Medicine Show." Hozier was fourth with "Wasteland, Baby!" and Bob Dylan debuted in fifth with "Blood on the Tracks: Test Pressing."

On the overall Top 200, Combs was 14th, Lewis 18th, Dan + Shay 32nd, Brooks & Dunn 31st and Musgraves 43rd.

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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 »»»