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Luke Combs Makes His Saturday Night Live Debut

Luke Combs
Photo Credit: David Bergman

ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist Luke Combs made his debut as the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” this past Saturday with host JJ Watt performing two songs from his critically acclaimed new album, What You See Is What You Get: “Lovin’ On You” and “ Beer Never Broke My Heart.” 

The performance is just the latest achievement in what continues to be a groundbreaking and historic series of years for Combs. In November, his critically acclaimed new album, What You See Is What You Get, debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with 172,000 equivalent units sold. It was also a global No. 1 album, topping charts in Canada, Australia and the U.K. Out now via River House Artists/Columbia Nashvill e (stream/purchase here ), the record enjoyed the largest streaming week ever for a country album with 74 million on-demand streams. It also achieved the biggest first week of album streams ever for a country artist on Apple Music and was the first country album ever to hit No. 1 on the platform’s U.S. overall albums chart, while also setting a new global record for first-week streams for a country album at Spotify and breaking the Amazon Music record for more first-week streams than any other country album debut. 

Produced by Scott Moffatt, What You See Is What You Get features 17 songs including the five tracks previously released via The Prequel EP last summer. The EP debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with all five tracks charting on Billboard ’s Hot Country Songs Top 25—a feat not accomplished by any artist in 60 years since Johnny Cash in 1959. Additionally, Combs’ most recent single, “Even Though I’m Leaving,” spent its third week at No. 1 at country radio, making it Combs’ seventh consecutive No. 1—a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Following this success, Combs’ new single, “Does To Me” featuring Eric Church, was recently shipped to country radio. 

In celebration of the release, Combs is set to headline his first ever stadium show at Appalachian State University’s Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, NC on May 2. The sold-out stadium show is part of Combs’ “What You See Is What You Get Tour,” which continues Combs’ historic success on the road with all ten of the concerts selling out immediately after going on-sale, including two record-breaking feats: 

  • Lexington, KY’s Rupp Arena sold-out in 12 minutes—breaking the record for the fastest sell-out in the venue’s 43-year history (previously set by Paul McCartney) 
  • University Park, PA’s Bryce Jordan Center broke the venue’s record for fastest single-show sell-out (previously held by Luke Bryan)

Adding to his landmark year, Combs’ debut album, This One’s For You, was recently certified RIAA Triple Platinum. Since its release in 2017, the album has spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—tying the record for the longest reign atop the chart with Shania Twain’s Come On Over in 1997. This One’s For You was also the most-streamed country album of 2019. Moreover, several of Combs’ songs have also received new RIAA certifications: 4x Platinum “Beautiful Crazy,” 4x Platinum “When It Rains It Pours,” 2x Platinum “She Got The Best of Me” and Platinum “Must’ve Never Met You.” 

LUKE COMBS’ “WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET TOUR” 
February 7—Columbia, MO—Mizzou Arena* (SOLD OUT)
February 8—Peoria, IL—Peoria Civic Center* (SOLD OUT)
February 13—University Park, PA—Bryce Jordan Center* (SOLD OUT)
February 14—Lexington, KY—Rupp Arena* (SOLD OUT)
February 15—Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena* (SOLD OUT)
April 18—Albuquerque, NM—Isleta Amphitheater* (SOLD OUT)
April 19—Colorado Springs, CO—Broadmoor World Arena* (SOLD OUT)
April 21—Las Cruces, NM—Pan American Center* (SOLD OUT)
April 24—Corpus Christi, TX—American Bank Center* (SOLD OUT)
April 25—Houston, TX—Toyota Center* (SOLD OUT)
May 2—Boone, NC—Kidd Brewer Stadium* (SOLD OUT)
*with Ashley McBryde and Drew Parker 

LUKE COMBS’ ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES  
February 10—Nashville, TN—All For The Hall at Bridgestone Arena 
March 6—Berlin, Germany—Verti Music Hall 
March 7—Amsterdam, Netherlands—AFAS Live 
March 13—Glasgow, UK—Glasgow SSE Hydro 
March 14—Dublin, Ireland—Dublin 3Arena 
March 15—London, UK—London The O2 
April 17—Florence, AZ—Country Thunder Arizona 
June 7—Myrtle Beach, SC—Carolina Country Music Fest 
June 13—Winsted, MN—Winstock Country Music Festival 
June 19—Canandaigua, NY—CMAC 
June 20—North Lawrence, OH—The Country Fest 
June 26—North Platte, NE—Nebraskaland Days
June 27—Topeka, KS—Heartland Stampede 
July 10—Fort Loramie, OH—Country Concert 
July 12—Craven, SK—Country Thunder Saskatchewan 
July 17—Brooklyn, MI—Faster Horses 
July 18—Eau Claire, WI—Country Jam 
September 4—Los Angeles, CA—SoFi Stadium† 
September 12—Philadelphia, PA—Citizens Bank Park†  
†with Tim McGraw


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