Luke Combs is inching closer to one of country music’s most impressive records.
Once again this week, Luke’s 2017 debut album, This One’s for You, is No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The double-Platinum album, which has moved 2 million units according to the RIAA, has now spent 47 weeks at No. 1.
Only Shania Twain’s Come On Over, which led for 50 weeks from 1997–2000, has spent more time at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Come On Over has been certified as 20x Platinum by the RIAA for sales of 20 million units.
Will Luke’s This One’s For You break Shania’s chart record? While the odds appear favorable, let’s take a look at some of the big names releasing albums in the coming weeks before Luke drops his sophomore set on Nov. 8.
Sept. 6 (sales haven’t been announced)The Highwomen – The Highwomen
Sept. 13Brett Young – The Acoustic SessionsVarious – Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack)George Strait – Strait Out of the Box: Part 1 (re-issue)
Sept. 20Zac Brown Band – The OwlRiley Green – Different ’Round HereOld Crow Medicine Show – Live at the Ryman
Sept. 27Jon Pardi – Heartache MedicationSturgill Simpson – Sound & Fury
Oct. 4Brantley Gilbert – Fire & Brimstone
Oct. 11Brothers Osborne – Live at the Ryman
October 18Chris Janson – Real Friends
Oct. 25Old Dominion – Old DominionThe Oak Ridge Boys – Down Home Christmas
Nov. 1Miranda Lambert – Wildcard
Nov. 8Luke Combs – TBA
Nov. 22Jason Aldean – 9
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