Not only do they have two hits at country radio, but they’re topping the charts at mainstream radio, too.
Morgan has been on a helluva run with his already #1 hit single “Last Night,” which has remained at the top spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for 10-straight weeks now, and Luke’s cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” has been whizzing up the charts at an insane pace, well on its way to becoming a #1 hit here very soon.
Luke sent the single from his most recent album Gettin’ Old to country radio, but also to Top 40 pop and Hot Adult Contemporary radio as well.
And now, with Morgan’s “Last Night” still sitting at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and Luke’s “Fast Car” officially at #4 this week (surpassing Tracy’s peak at #6 with the original), for the first time in 23 years, there are two country songs simultaneously in the Top 5, which last happened in the year 2000.
The two songs that did it back in 2000 were Faith Hill’s “Breathe” and Lonestar’s “Amazed”:
I still haven’t figured out why they haven’t teamed up for a song together yet, seeing as at their current rate as solo artists in terms of radio success is unprecedented, but maybe that will change sometime soon. I mean, from a business perspective alone it needs to happen if they know what’s good for ’em.
And of course, pretty much anything Luke or Morgan sends to country radio these days eventually hits the top spot, but it’s pretty damn cool to see them crushing it at mainstream Top 40 radio and bringing country music to the masses.
I mean, if you’re more than holding your own against Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, SZA and more, you’re clearly doing something right.
And funny enough, right now, it’s lookin’ like the only thing that will knock Morgan from the #1 spot at Top 40 radio is his good buddy and fellow country superstar Luke Combs… stay tuned.