Luke Combs Tops the Charts With His “Number One Songwriting Hero, Eric Church”

Luke Combs Tops the Charts With His “Number One Songwriting Hero, Eric Church”

Luke Combs’ single, “Does to Me,” featuring Eric Church, ascended to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week.

With his latest No. 1 single, Luke is the first country artist in history whose first eight singles have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Eric, on the other hand, scored his ninth career No. 1 with “Does to Me,” his first since “Some of It” in July 2019.

Penned by Luke, Ray Fulcher and Tyler Reeve, “Does to Me” is the third single from Luke’s 2019 album, What You See Is What You Get.

Luke, 30, cites Eric, 43, as his “number one songwriting hero.” Both stars are natives of North Carolina. In fact, both attended Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.

As Luke told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, he’s thankful his hero “dedicated some time” to the song.

“Number one songwriting hero, definitely is Eric Church,” says Luke to Kix. “I think there are these subtleties that he has in his music, just different ways of saying things that have been said a million times that I’m such a huge fan of. It’s something that I try to emulate. And, when I asked my management to reach to his management, you know, I didn’t know him personally at that time. I was definitely nervous, you know, ’cause he’s a very selective guy about things that he’ll attached his name to. So, I made it clear to my management like, ‘Hey, no pressure. I don’t want him to do this if he doesn’t like the song. You know, it’s not gonna hurt my feelings.’ [Luke whispers] It totally would have hurt my feelings, by the way. [Luke stops whispering] But, it would not hurt my feelings. As a man, I would have stomached it. But, I’m very thankful that he dedicated some time to it.”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Luke Combs Gets 11th Number-1 with “Forever After All”

Luke Combs Gets 11th Number-1 with “Forever After All”

Congrats to Luke Combs – his song “Forever After All” is sitting at number-1 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart!

This is Luke’s 11th consecutive number-1 song – and the 6th track off of his deluxe album What You See Ain’t Always What You Get to capture the top spot.

After hitting number-1 Luke says, “It’s pretty crazy having this song go number-1, being the sixth number-1 off this album. It’s incredible, and it’s all thanks to the fans. We have a really great team – from management, to label, to band and crew, and we’ve been lucky that country radio has embraced us, which means the world to me. I’m forever grateful to everybody that’s helped get my songs out there. I just wanna say thanks to everybody, and I never take it for granted.”

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