Timely new single was written for bluegrass album
Luke Combs has released a timely new single called “The Great Divide” with Billy Strings. The track is sonically different from previous releases as it was set for a bluegrass album, that is planned to follow album number three, currently in production.
“I have a new song called ‘The Great Divide’ with Billy Strings out now. I wrote it with my buddies Billy and Wyatt Durrette in June of last year,” Combs shares. “It was originally intended to be on a bluegrass album that I was working on, but that has been put on pause for now and album 3 is up next. However, I thought now was a good time to put this song out with everything that has been and is going on in the world. It isn’t meant to be political or try and tell you what to think or believe; that’s not my job. It’s just me saying how I felt when I wrote it and I wanted y’all to hear it. Since it was meant to be on my bluegrass album, it will sound a little different than what y’all are used to hearing from me, but would love for y’all to check it out and let me know what y’all think.”
The track follows Combs’ 10th consecutive No. 1 hit with “Better Together.” This extends his record-breaking streak at country radio as the first artist to have all ten of his singles reach the summit with only two studio albums and deluxe albums.
Last year, Combs also made history as the first artist ever to have their first two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart — breaking Taylor Swift’s previously held record at 24 weeks.