Album follows Combs latest No. 1 “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
Luke Combs will be releasing his sophomore album on November 8th via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. The country superstar shared the news after teasing fans with a countdown clock on his website during the last week. Combs doesn’t divulge details on the project, but just tweeted, “New album. November 8.”
New album. November 8.
— Luke Combs 🎤 (@lukecombs) August 8, 2019
Combs shared the news thirty minutes early with members of his Bootleggers Fan Club.
“I couldn’t wait for today to let y’all in on the news. I was counting down just as I’m sure y’all were! I know I’m 30 minutes early, but I wanted to let the Bootleggers know first that my new album will be released on November 8! I’m super pumped to get new music out for y’all to hear” Combs writes. “I know I say this all of the time, but I’m super thankful for each and every one of you. I love you guys and hope to see y’all out on the road soon!”
The album’s title and track listing hasn’t been unveiled as of press time, but Combs has been sharing acoustic and live versions of unreleased songs across social media in recent months. No word if any of those or songs from The Prequel EP, will be included.
The Prequel debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart when it was released earlier this summer. Produced by Scott Moffatt, the EP’s five tracks were all recently included in Billboard ’s Hot Country Songs Top 25 — a feat not accomplished by any artist in 60 years since Johnny Cash in 1959 — which propelled Combs to the largest streaming week ever for a country artist with 73 million on-demand streams (week ending June 13th).
Its lead off single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” just landed at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart, marking Combs’ sixth consecutive No. 1 and his fastest rising single to date (13 weeks). Additionally this week, Combs’ double-platinum certified debut album, This One’s For You, is No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for the 44th week — the longest reign ever for a male artist and second longest for an artist overall following Shania Twain’s Come On Over in 1997 (50 weeks). This One’s For You is also the most-streamed country album of 2019 so far.
Combs is coming off a monumental year as he was recently inducted as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was awarded a trophy for CMT Performance of the Year at the 2019 CMT Music Awards for his performance of “Beautiful Crazy” from CMT Crossroads with Leon Bridges. He was awarded Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, awarded New Male Artist of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards, Country Artist of the Year at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, New Artist of the Year at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards and nominated for a GRAMMY. He was the recipient of a CMA Triple Play Award for writing three No. 1 songs in a 12 month period and was the first artist to simultaneously top all five Billboard country charts for multiple weeks: Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales (dated March 9th, March 30th and April 6th).