Luke Combs She Got The Best Of Me is #1 for a fourth week on American Country Countdown. Kix Brooks has ACC every Saturday morning 8am-Noon on CISN Country Edmonton and Country 105 Calgary.
She Got the Best of Me is the first Country song of 2018 to spend four weeks at #1 on the Country Airplay chart.
The last song to accomplish the four-week #1 feat was Dustin Lynch’s Small Town Boy in September/October 2017.
Written by Luke with Rob Snyder and Channing Wilson. She Got the Best of Me wasn’t on the original release of Combs This One’s for You that came out June 2nd 2017.
It showed up a year later as a bonus track on the deluxe version of that album called This One’s for You Too released June 1st 2018.
The 52nd annual CMA Awards, Country music’s biggest night, was held Wednesday Nov 14th 2018. Hosted for the 11th time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.
Luke Combs won the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year. “It’s been surprising, for sure,” Combs said of his win. “I did not expect to come home with any hardware, but here we are, and I’m a lucky guy.”
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Last night, I wasn’t expecting to come home with any hardware. Everybody had been asking me all week, “Have you written an acceptance speech?” And my answer was, “No.” I never want to believe I’m going to win anything. I really wanted to be able to go up there and speak from the heart. It may have been goofy, but I’ll tell you what – it’s what I felt in that moment and that moment will stick with me forever. This dream always seemed a little bit crazy to everybody but nobody ever told me that, and for that, I’m really thankful. #CMAawards
“It was a genuinely surprising, flustering, humbling, awesome, incredible, unreal dream,” Luke told Billboard. “I didn’t put a speech together because I wanted to go up there and say what I was really feeling. And, I hope I didn’t embarrass myself up there, but I’ll tell ya what, it means a whole lot.”
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Whoa… Mom and dad, I love you. Nicole, I love you too. Lynn, Kappy, Sony, CAA, my road family, Big Machine publishing, Jonathan Singleton, everybody that believed in me, everybody in country music for inspiring me, and to the best fans in the world – thank you guys. God, I love country music, man. #CMAawards
“I really wanted to go up there and speak from the heart. It may have been goofy, but it’s what I felt in that moment,” Combs said. “That moment will stick with me forever.”
Asked if there was anything he forgot to say in his acceptance speech that he would like to mention now, Luke noted that he wants to thank all of his high school friends for supporting him, even though back then, it seemed like a crazy dream. But they never told him that.
“I don’t know what I would be doing really if it weren’t for music,” Combs admits. “I guess there was never a plan B.
I don’t think that’s a smart thing, but anybody who gets to this point, there really isn’t a plan B. For me that just wasn’t an option. I’d probably be working in a job that I hate, to be honest with you.”
Combs credits fellow singer Brantley Gilbert with helping him get a big boost early in his career. “He called me and asked me to be on tour before Hurricane was on the radio,” Luke says.
“He took a chance on us really early. We really started to hit our stride on tour. Him taking that chance on us was a really big moment.”
In 2019 Luke Combs hits the road with LANCO and Jameson Rodgers for his second headline tour Beer Never Broke My Heart.
“We’re really excited about the new challenges in 2019,” he shared, “And getting out there and making a name for ourselves. Looking forward to it.”
Western Canadian Country music fans got to see Luke in 2018 at the Ranch in Edmonton and at MacEwan Hall in the University of Calgary. Combs had the honor of opening up Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
In 2019 Eastern Canada will see tour stops March 28 in London, ON at Budweiser Garden, March 29 Oshawa, ON at Tribute Communities Centre and March 30 in Kingston, ON at Leon’s Centre. All three shows are sold out.
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