Luke Combs’ debut single, “Hurricane” has stormed into the number one spot on country radio this week. The climb to the top spot was done in a record-breaking 24 weeks on the Mediabase chart and 30 weeks on the Billboard Country Charts, making Luke the fastest debut artist to Number One at Country radio since 2015. Achieving more than 58 million streams, “Hurricane” marks the first single off the Asheville, North Carolina native’s debut album This One’s For You, which will be released on June 2nd.
Luke learned the good news while in Key West performing as a part of BMI’s Songwriters Festival this weekend. He said, “It’s surreal to celebrate my first No. 1 down here at the BMI Songwriter’s Festival surrounded by my very own songwriting heroes and friends. Much like the stories of many artists before me, I gambled it all in the name of these songs – dropping out of college to write, playing those songs in three-hour acoustic sets at an empty bar to some rowdy club nights filled with fans and then moving to Nashville to be a part of this incredible songwriting community. Songs carried me here and today is a wild dream come true. To my friends at country radio, thank you for believing and spinning. To the fans, you loved ‘Hurricane’ first and most – this one’s for ya’ll.”
Luke is nominated for Breakthrough Video of the Year for “Hurricane” at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, taking place on June 7th in Nashville.