“Without You” is part of his upcoming deluxe album
Luke Combs has released “Without You” which is part of his October 23rd deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, featuring five new songs. The track is dedicated to his parents, wife Nicole and the fans.
“‘Without You’ is for my parents – we were very lower middle class growing up. We didn’t get to do a lot of stuff. They worked their ass off for forty years, you know…to buy me a guitar… And I don’t know – they just did a lot for me, and I’m real thankful. There are always people I feel like I owe all of my successes to, who turned me into the person that I am. I guess this song is kind of for them, my beautiful wife, Nicole, and y’all – the fans,” Combs shares.
“I’m honored to have the very talented Amanda Shires, who also plays with The 400 Unit and The Highwomen, on this song with me playing violin. She joined Rob and I for our performance of ‘Beautiful Crazy’ last year at the ACM Awards.”
An update to last year’s acclaimed global No. 1 record, What You See Is What You Get, the deluxe album also includes “Forever After All,” “Cold As You,” “The Other Guy,” “My Kinda Folk,” and his COVID-19-inspired “Six Feet Apart.”
Earlier this week, Combs performed “Better Together” live from the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville on the ACM Awards. Combs took home two trophies from the night as he won “Male Artist of the Year” and What You See Is What You Get won “Album of the Year.” Ahead of the show, Combs teamed with Ford and Guitars 4 Vets to donate $25,000 worth of custom guitars to help expand a program that provides veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder with the opportunity to experience the healing power of music.
This summer, Combs made history once again as the first artist ever to have their first two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart — breaking Taylor Swift’s previously held record at 24 weeks. The achievement comes as his acclaimed global No. 1 record, What You See Is What You Get, once again tops the chart, while his 2017 debut, This One’s For You, has spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 — tying the record for the longest reign atop the chart with Shania Twain’s Come On Over in 1997.
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 last November with 172,000 equivalent units sold and also 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. Continuing his record-breaking streak at country radio, Combs last single, “Does To Me” featuring Eric Church, recently spent two weeks at No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase Country Aircheck charts making it his eighth consecutive No. 1 single — a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Combs’ latest offering, ”Lovin’ On You,” is currently in the Top 5 and rising.
Combs was set to be headlining his What You See Is What You Get Tour, featuring Parker, Fulcher and Ashley McBryde, but was postponed to 2021 following COVID-19 health concerns. Continuing his monumental success on the road, Combs initially sold out 16 of the 24 shows since tickets went on-sale this earlier this year, including both of his Madison Square Garden headline debut performances.