New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Luke Combs is nominated for two CMA Awards: Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on ABC live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena
on Wednesday, November 14 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT.
The nominations celebrate a breakthrough year for Combs, which saw the release of his platinum certified debut album, This One's For You, on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. This One's For You is currently the most streamed country album of 2018, achieving over one billion streams, and was also the largest album debut from a new country artist in 2017. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, where it has spent a total of 11 weeks at #1, and at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Additionally, Combs has had three consecutive #1 radio singles-3x platinum "Hurricane," 2x platinum "When It Rains
It Pours" and platinum "One Number Away
" and made Country radio history as the first new solo male artist to achieve a multi-week #1 since 2001.
In addition to his breakout debut album, Combs also released the deluxe edition, This One's For You Too, earlier this summer, which landed at #1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart and #4 on Billboard 200 Chart.
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
Row's "Breakthrough Artist Of The Year" and 2017 Artist To Watch by Amazon Music, Billboard, Bobby
Bones, CMT, Huffington Post, Nashville Lifestyles, Pandora
and Rolling Stone. Additionally, Combs recently completed his record-breaking 55-city sold-out headline "Don't Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour."
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.