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Luke Combs Earns Country Airplay Chart Feat Not Achieved Since Tim McGraw in 2000

Luke Combs
Robby Klein

Luke Combs photographed on Dec. 5, 2016 in Franklin, Tenn.

Combs scores the first double-up of two solo top 10s simultaneously in 19 years.

Luke Combs becomes the first artist with two songs (with no other accompanying acts) in the top 10 of Billboard's Country Airplay chart simultaneously in over 19 years, as his latest hit "Beautiful Crazy" rises 12-10 (on the chart dated Feb. 2), joining prior leader "She Got the Best of Me," down 7-8, in the region.   

"Crazy" strides 12-10 on the tally with 24.2 million in radio reach, up 17 percent, in the week ending Jan. 27, according to Nielsen Music.

Combs is the first artist with two solo songs in the Country Airplay top 10 together since Tim McGraw, whose "My Best Friend" and "Something Like That" ranked at Nos. 5 and 10, respectively, on the chart dated Jan. 15, 2000.

Combs collects his fifth straight career-opening Country Airplay top 10, following four No. 1s: "She Got the Best of Me" (four weeks on top), "One Number Away" (one), "When it Rains It Pours" and "Hurricane" (two each).

As for another new top 10, Scotty McCreery reaches that tier on the Hot Country Songs chart (which blends airplay, streaming and sales data) for the third time, as "This Is It" hops 11-8. It bumps 5-3 on Country Airplay (36.3 million, up 5 percent) and bursts by 19 percent to 5.5 million U.S. streams.

The 2011 American Idol winner previously reached the Hot Country Songs top 10 with "See You Tonight" (No. 10, 2014) and "Five More Minutes" (No. 4, 2018).