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    May 17, 2019

    Luke Combs stuns with his debut album, adds five more tracks a year later

    The twenty nine year old American country musician Luke Combs released his debut album This One’s for You in June 2017. There is a total of seventeen tracks in the album with a total time length of approximately fifty nine minutes. However, the album contained twelve tracks when it was first released and the additional five tracks were later added in June 2018 when the deluxe reissue This One’s for You Too was released to celebrate the album’s first anniversary. The album explores both the traditional and modern sides of country music – contemporary country music and country pop. It mostly received good reviews from the music critics and listeners as they praised the artist’s singing and songwriting skills. AllMusic rated the album 3.5 out of 5 stars saying “he tension between Combs' traditional side and his modern inclinations is what gives This One's for You some freshness”. Jewly Right from the National Public Radio praised his work saying, “Combs projects a lot of other qualities that have been largely missing from the country mainstream of late, like hearty emotionalism and earthy, self-deprecating wit.” Country Music Magazine rated the album 4 out of 5 stars. Moreover, the tracks included in the deluxe edition were also praised largely by critics including New England Country Music who added that he took his fans’ demands seriously and now the fans are going “beautifully crazy” over his new songs. The album has enjoyed significant commercial success and was featured in many weekly and yearly music charts across the continents of North America, Europe and Oceania. It was ranked at the top position in US Billboard Country Albums 2018 and was ranked at the third position in Australian ARIA chart. It also reached the fourth position in US Billboard 200 weekly music chart. The album also received several gold and platinum certifications and thus, it can be concluded that the album is not only commercially successful but also definitely marks a significant milestone in the current country music scene. The twenty nine year old country musician, son of a maintenance worker and a prison human resources staffer in North Carolina is quickly emerging as one of the country music sensations.

    Written by @Soulbyweekly from SoulByweekly

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