Luke Combs Nominated For Two ACM Awards
Luke Combs is nominated for two awards at the 2019 ACM Awards: Male Artist of the Yearand New Male Artist of the Year. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on CBS live from MGM Grand's Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT.
The nominations continue an already monumental year for the breakthrough singer, songwriter and performer, who recently won New Artist of the Year at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards and was the recipient of a CMA Triple Play Award for writing three #1 songs in a 12 month period. Additionally, Combs' platinum-certified debut album, This One's For You (River House Artists/Columbia Nashville), was the highest selling country album in 2018 with 1.1 million equivalent album units sold and the only country album to surpass 1 million album units. It's also the most-streamed country album of 2019 so far.
Since its release June 2, 2017-90 weeks ago-the album has spent a total of 26 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, including 16 weeks in 2018-making it Billboard's Top Country Album of 2018. The album's first four singles-3x platinum "Hurricane," 2x platinum "When It Rains It Pours," platinum "One Number Away" and platinum "She Got The Best of Me"-have all reached #1 making Combs the first solo artist to score four consecutive career-opening #1's on Billboard's Country Airplay chart. Moreover, Combs' current single, "Beautiful Crazy," is #2 at country radio after only 15 weeks on the chart, making it his fastest-rising single to date. The track was also the first country single shipped to radio already platinum-certified since Taylor Swift's "Red" in 2013 and has more than 250 million on-demand streams. In celebration of these milestones, Combs recently released an acoustic version of the song. Listen/share HERE.
In continued support of the album, Combs is currently in the midst of his sold-out "Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour"-his first ever headline arena tour. Upcoming stops include New York's Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom, Morrison's Red Rocks Amphitheater, Detroit's DTE Energy Music Theatre and Charlotte's PNC Music Pavilion among several others.See below for complete tour details.
Since the release of This One's For You, Combs has been named Billboard's Top 100 Artist and Top New Country Artist of 2017, "Best New Country Artist" at the iHeart Radio Awards, Music Row's "Breakthrough Artist Of The Year" and 2017 Artist To Watch by Amazon Music, Billboard, Bobby Bones, CMT, HuffPost, Nashville Lifestyles, Pandora and Rolling Stone.
This One's For You was produced by Scott Moffatt (except for "One Number Away," which was co-produced by Sammy Mitchell and Jackie Boyz) and recorded in Nashville, TN at Gold Cassette Studios and Direct Image Recording Studio. Released earlier this summer, This One's For You Too debuted at #1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart and #4 on Billboard 200 Chart.
LUKE COMBS' "BEER NEVER BROKE MY HEART TOUR"
February 21-Hershey, PA-Giant Center* (SOLD OUT)
February 22-Columbus, OH-Schottenstein Center* (SOLD OUT)
February 23-Charlottesville, VA-John Paul Jones Arena* (SOLD OUT)
February 28-New York, NY-Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom† (SOLD OUT)
March 1-Bangor, ME-Cross Insurance Center* (SOLD OUT)
March 2-Worcester, MA-DCU Center* (SOLD OUT)
March 8-Tupelo, MS-BancorpSouth Arena* (SOLD OUT)
March 9-Orange Beach, AL-Amphitheatre at The Wharf* (SOLD OUT)
March 28-London, ON-Budweiser Garden* (SOLD OUT)
March 29-Oshawa, ON-Tribute Communities Centre* (SOLD OUT)
March 30-Kingston, ON-Leon's Centre* (SOLD OUT)
April 11-Duluth, MN-AMSOIL Arena* (SOLD OUT)
April 12-Moline, IL-TaxSlayer Center* (SOLD OUT)
April 13-Saginaw, MI-Dow Event Center* (SOLD OUT)
April 25-Green Bay, WI-Resch Center* (SOLD OUT)
April 26-La Crosse, WI-La Crosse Center* (SOLD OUT)
May 10-Tulsa, OK-BOK Center* (SOLD OUT)
May 11-Omaha, NE-CHI Health Center Omaha* (SOLD OUT)
May 12-Morrison, CO-Red Rocks Amphitheater* (SOLD OUT)
May 30-Detroit, MI-DTE Energy Music Theatre‡ (SOLD OUT)
May 31-Columbia, MD-Merriweather Post Pavilion‡ (SOLD OUT)
June 15-Gilford, NH-Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion# (SOLD OUT)
July 11-Charleston, SC-Volvo Cars Stadium‡ (SOLD OUT)
July 12-Alpharetta, GA-Verizon Amphitheater‡ (SOLD OUT)
July 13-Charlotte, NC-PNC Music Pavilion‡ (SOLD OUT)
*with LANCO and Jameson Rodgers
†with Jameson Rodgers
‡with Cody Johnson and Ray Fulcher
#with Ray Fulcher
Photo credit: Jim Wright