Luke Combs Ties Tim McGraw’s Longstanding Chart Record: ‘Welcome to the Club’
Luke Combs has achieved a career feat not seen since Tim McGraw last did it in 2000. The rising country star has two singles in the Top 10 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart simultaneously this week.
Combs' latest single, "Beautiful Crazy," rises from No. 12 to No. 10 on the chart dated Feb. 2, joining Combs' previous single, "She Got the Best of Me," which is still in the Top 10 after dropping from No. 7 to No. 8 this week. According to Billboard, the last artist to achieve two simultaneous Top 10 hits was McGraw, who pulled it off on the Country Airplay chart dated Jan. 15, 2000. McGraw's "My Best Friend" sat at No. 5 that week, while "Something Like That" was at No. 10.
McGraw turned to Instagram to share a screenshot of Billboard's article and congratulate Combs on his accomplishment, writing simply, "Welcome to the club buddy."
Combs has come from seemingly out of nowhere to become one of the biggest breakout stars in country music over the past couple of years. The North Carolina native released his major label debut album, This One's for You, in June of 2017, and the album debuted at No. 1.
"Beautiful Crazy" also marks Combs' fifth straight Top 10 single. All four of his previous singles — "Hurricane," "When It Rains It Pours," "One Number Away" and "She Got the Best of Me" — have peaked at No. 1.
Combs embarked on his headlining Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour in January, with Lanco and Jameson Rodgers as his opening acts. That tour runs through May 12, and Combs has also announced select amphitheater dates in 2019, accompanied by Taste of Country RISER Cody Johnson and songwriter Ray Fulcher.
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