Luke Combs Sets Records and Celebrates #1 Song and Record
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11/19/2019
By: @KurtBardella from San Juan

CHEERS

TOP SHELF

Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get debuts this week at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with 172,000 equivalent units sold. It is also a global No. 1 album, topping charts in Canada, Australia, and the U.K. The record 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 for a country artist ever on Apple Music within its first two days of release and was the first country album ever to hit #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 the Amazon Music record for more first-week streams than any other country album debut. If that wasn’t enough, Luke’s current single, “Even Though I’m Leaving,” is the #1 song on Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts this week making it his seventh-consecutive #1 single and extending his record-breaking streak at country radio.

SOUND-CHECK

  • Lady Antebellum celebrates the release of their new album “Ocean” with a performance on tonight’s edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Shania Twain will appear on tomorrow’s edition of Live with Kelly and Ryan while Gone West featuring Colbie Caillat performs on Friday 
  • Trisha Yearwood performs on tomorrow’s GMA
  • Garth Brooks celebrates his CMA EOTY Award with appearances on tomorrow’s episode of The Talk & later that night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Garth will appear on Friday’s “GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke” & he’ll also swing by Live with Kelly & Ryan on Monday the 25th
  • Dolly Parton & Kacey Musgraves will be guests on tomorrow night’s edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Dolly will also appear on Thursday night’s episode of Late Night Seth & Friday’s The View
  • Shania Twain performs a medley of her hits & Thomas Rhett performs to help raise awareness for its Holiday Food Bank benefiting Feeding America ® “2019 American Music Awards” on Sunday
  • Don’t miss Chris Young, Tenille Townes & Chris Janson perform during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC
  • Jimmie Allen performs the National Anthem & Brothers Osborne will perform during halftime of the Detroit Lions 80th Thanksgiving Day Classic on FOX
  • The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show premieres on Amazon Prime on 11/29
  • “Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On” will premiere over two consecutive nights on Monday, December 2nd & Tuesday, December 3rd at 9 p.m. ET/PT on A&E
  • December 3rd is country music night on ABC as The Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special special airs at 8/7c and CMA’s Country Christmas special hosted by Trisha Yearwood airs right after

HOUSE PLAYLIST

Check out new music from some of country music’s most exciting new artists’ like Morgan Evans “Diamonds” with the Morning Hangover’s “Discover” Playlist on Spotify!
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FRONT OF THE HOUSE

Garth Brooks brought the house down with his tenth THE GARTH BROOKS STADIUM TOUR stop with a record-breaking concert at Knoxville, TN’s Neyland Stadium. Performing the first concert at Neyland Stadium in 16 years, Garth connected with fans from all over. Breaking the Neyland Stadium and the state of Tennessee’s attendance record for a single concert event, Garth was welcomed on Saturday night with roars of more than 84,000 eager fans gearing up for an unforgettable performance.

TAILGATE WATCH

AT THE BAR

Jason Aldean will celebrate the release of his highly anticipated album 9, out this FridayNov. 22 on the biggest bar night of the year Thanksgiving Eve, for the first-of-its-kind concert event, “9 at 9” on Nov. 27th at 9 p.m.. Aldean has partnered with over 100 Bar Louie neighborhood locations exclusively presenting the event in their markets. To find the closest venue, visit the interactive map at JasonAldean.com/9at9 where bar owners in non-exclusive markets are able to also request the special for their bar. Fans across the globe unable to attend in person can tune-in to LiveXLive and YouTube at 9 p.m. ET

BAR TALK

For the second time this year, Tim McGraw is on the New York Times Best Seller list – earlier it was for “Songs of America” – this time it’s for “Grit & Grace”

ON THE BAR WALL

Black River Entertainment’s President & CEO Gordon Kerr announced the signing of MaRynn Taylor to its publishing and artist roster.

CRUSHIN IT

BUZZIN

NEAT

ALABAMA, the most successful band in the history of country music, has rescheduled its sold out50th Anniversary Tour concert in Nashville and has added a second show due to popular demand. The previously postponed live concert will take place next year at Bridgestone Arena on FridayJuly 17 with the second show to follow on SaturdayJuly 18. I can’t even begin to imagine the number of special guests we can expect to see at a show like this!

MIXED DRINKS

WITH A TWIST

The Country Music Association’s critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series will return to Country to Country Festival on Thursday 12th March 2020, at indigo at The O2. Featuring songwriting trio Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose, alongside Jaren Johnston (of The Cadillac Three) and Niko Moon. Accompanying Rose on guitar will be Australian hit songwriter Phil Barton. 

ALL ACCESS

Old Dominion takes fans “behind the curtain” of their songwriting and recording process in a new exclusive short film available exclusively on Apple Music
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LAST CALL

I’m hopping on a plane to head on the Virgin Islands, where, I predict, I will have very little internet/cell service so this is the last edition of the Morning Hangover until I get back home next week. Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week and thanks to all of you for reading my little tipsheet every day and making this amazing life I live possible. 
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