Luke Combs Nominated for Best New Artist at 61st GRAMMY Awards
Luke Combs is nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. The live awards ceremony will be broadcast on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday, February 10 at 8:00pm EST/7:00pm CST.
The recognition adds to 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. Additionally, Comb's platinum certified debut album, This One's For You, is Billboard's Top Country Album of 2018 (River House Artists/Columbia Nashville). Since its release June 2, 2017-79 weeks ago-the album has spent a total of 20 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, including 16 weeks in 2018-the most of any album this year. The only other country album to achieve 16 weeks at #1 in a calendar year is Chris Stapleton's Traveller. The 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, his new single, "Beautiful Crazy," is the first country single shipped to radio already Platinum-certified since Taylor Swift's "Red" in 2013.
Combs will embark on his largest North American headline tour in 2019. After selling out the "Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour" spring leg, Combs recently confirmed select summer shows, including Columbia, MD's Merriweather Post Pavilion, Gilford, NH's Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion and Alpharetta, GA's Verizon Amphitheater. Once again, Combs' official fanclub, The Bootleggers, will have first access to tickets through a Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale, which begins Wednesday, December 12 with general on-sale starting Friday, December 14. For tickets and information, please visit bootleggers.lukecombs.com. 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"
January 31-Birmingham, AL-Legacy Arena at the BJCC* (SOLD OUT)
February 1-Huntington, WV-Big Sandy Superstore Arena* (SOLD OUT)
February 2-Greensboro, NC-Greensboro Coliseum* (SOLD OUT)
February 7-Wichita, KS-INTRUST Bank Arena*
February 8-North Little Rock, AR-Verizon Arena* (SOLD OUT)
February 9-Baton Rouge, LA-Raising Cane's River Center* (SOLD OUT)
February 14-Greenville, SC-Bon Secours Wellness Arena* (SOLD OUT)
February 15-Knoxville, TN-Thompson-Boling Arena* (SOLD OUT)
February 16-Evansville, IN-Ford Center* (SOLD OUT)
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, Ontario-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‡
May 31-Columbia, MD-Merriweather Post Pavilion‡
June 15-Gilford, NH-Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion#
July 11-Charleston, SC-Volvo Cars Stadium‡
July 12-Alpharetta, GA-Verizon Amphitheater‡
July 13-Charlotte, NC-PNC Music Pavilion‡
*with LANCO and Jameson Rodgers
†with Jameson Rodgers
‡with Cody Johnson and Ray Fulcher
#with Ray Fulcher
BOLD The Bootleggers pre-sale 12/12, general on-sale 12/14
Photo credit: Jim Wright