Combs will "Love You Anyway"
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
– Luke Combs' single, "Love You Anyway," was shipped to country radio this week after being chosen by his fans.
The song, penned by Combs, Dan Isbell and Ray Fucher, is on Combs' new reease, "Growin' Old."
Combs said, "I've always put a lot of stock in what my fans think. 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 first and second 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.
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