Luke Combs might be on one of the most impressive runs we have ever seen from a country music singer.
Beginning back in 2016 with his debut single “Hurricane,” every single he has released so far has gone on to be a #1 single, a streak of 15 straight #1 singles. Alabama has the country music record at 21 consecutive chart-toppers, which they achieved over a 7-year span from 1980 to 1987.
And with Luke still in the absolute prime of his career, not even at the peak of his success, I say there is a good chance he can make a serious run at the all-time record.
He’ll look to keep the momentum going with his next single, which he let the fans decided when he put it to a vote between “5 Leaf Clover” and “Love You Anyway.”
“Starting today through next Wednesday, you can vote on my next single at country radio. The choices are between ‘5 Leaf Clover’ and ‘Love You Anyway.’
I look forward to seeing what you guys think. I’m gonna announce the winner at my show next Saturday at Nissan stadium here in Nashville…
Always just believed in the songs that you guys love and this is just a way for you guys to pick my next single. Look forward to seeing what y’all decide.”
And the winner is…
Luke revealed the new single during the first of his two Nissan Stadium shows in Nashville yesterday, and “Love You Anyway” is officially heading to country radio.
A while back, Luke took to Instagram to share the story behind the song, as well as the inspiration behind the title.
“Valentine’s Day 2020. I was playing a show and had dedicated ‘Beautiful Crazy’ to Nicole and said, ‘If you’re in here (the arena), I love you. If not, you know I do anyway.’
Unknown to me, my buddy Dan wrote down ‘Love You Anyway’ as a title in his phone after hearing that, then he told me the story later that month when he and I were writing with my good friend Ray Fulcher.
We loved the idea as a title and decided to write about loving someone so much that even if you knew from the beginning they were going to break your heart, you’d love them anyway. It came off very poetic and we wanted to find the words that could really give meaning to what we were trying to say, but as we say in the song, we didn’t know if there were deep enough words made for that.
But it all came together and essentially it’s a heartbreak and love song all in one. And long story short, me dedicating a song I wrote about Nicole ended up turning into another song about Nicole, and how three years later the song is finally out at the same time of year. It’s a special one to me and I hope y’all love it as much as I do.”
His 16th career single, and what is likely to be his 16th #1 single… the dude just keeps hitting home runs.
From his latest studio album, Growin’ Old, give it a listen:
“Love You Anyway”
Luke Combs Announces 16-Country 2023 World Tour
Move over Pitbull, there’s a new Mr. Worldwide…
Luke Combs will be embarking on a massive 16-country world tour that will take him to stadiums across the States, up into Canada, across the pond into Europe and down under to Australia and New Zealand.
Featuring support from Riley Green, Flatland Cavalry, Lainey Wilson and Brent Cobb, as well as Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman, it’s guaranteed to be one of the best shows you’ll see all year.
LUKE COMBS WORLD TOUR 2023
March 25, 2023—Arlington, TX—AT&T Stadium*
April 1, 2023—Indianapolis, IN—Lucas Oil Stadium*
April 15, 2023—Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium*
April 22, 2023—Detroit, MI—Ford Field*
April 29, 2023—Pittsburgh, PA—Acrisure Stadium*
May 6, 2023—Chicago, IL—Soldier Field*
May 13, 2023—Minneapolis, MN—U.S. Bank Stadium*
May 20, 2023—Boise, ID—Albertsons Stadium*
May 27, 2023—Vancouver, BC—BC Place*
June 3, 2023—Edmonton, AB—Commonwealth Stadium*
June 10, 2023—Kansas City, MO—GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium*
June 17, 2023—St. Louis, MO—Busch Stadium*
July 8, 2023—Tampa, FL—Raymond James Stadium*
July 15, 2023—Charlotte, NC—Bank of America Stadium*
July 22, 2023—Foxborough, MA—Gillette Stadium*
July 29, 2023—Philadelphia, PA—Lincoln Financial Field*
August 9, 2023—Auckland, New Zealand—Spark Arena+
August 11, 2023—Brisbane, Australia—Brisbane Entertainment Centre+
August 16, 2023—Sydney, Australia—Qudos Bank Arena+
August 20, 2023—Melbourne, Australia—Rod Laver Arena+
August 23, 2023—Adelaide, Australia—Adelaide Entertainment Centre+
August 26, 2023—Perth, Australia—RAC Arena+
September 30, 2023—Oslo, Norway—Spektrum
October 1, 2023—Stockholm, Sweden—Annexet
October 4, 2023—Copenhagen, Denmark—Vega
October 6, 2023—Hamburg, Germany—Barclays Arena
October 7, 2023—Amsterdam, Netherlands—AFAS Live
October 8, 2023—Paris, France—La Cigale
October 10, 2023—Zurich, Switzerland—The Hall
October 11, 2023—Brussels, Belgium—Ancienne Belgique
October 13, 2023—Dublin, Ireland—3Arena
October 14, 2023—Belfast, N. Ireland—SSE Arena
October 16, 2023—Glasgow, Scotland—OVO Hydro Arena
October 17, 2023—Manchester, England—AO Arena
October 19, 2023—London, England—The O2 Arena
*with special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb
+with special guests Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman