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Luke Combs’ single “Love You Anyway” was shipped to country radio this week after being chosen by his fans in what’s being described as “an unprecedented move.” Combs explained in a statement, “I’ve always put a lot of stock in what my fans think. After all, they’re the ones who make it all happen and have gotten me to where I am today. This leads me to try and find opportunities to let them have their say in decisions I’m making. I wasn’t sure if letting the fans have a public say in choosing someone’s next single on Country Radio had ever been done before, but I wanted to let my fans do that for me, especially considering the choices of ‘5 Leaf Clover’ and ‘Love You Anyway.’

“They had been very passionate about ‘5 Leaf Clover’ from the beginning, then greatly supported ‘Love You Anyway’ once it came out, so I truly wanted them to tell me which one they preferred and that’s what they did by choosing ‘Love You Anyway.’ Pretty cool stuff.”

With the two options, Combs earned the #1 and #2 most-added songs at country radio this week (“Love You Anyway” and “5 Leaf Clover” respectively), setting a modern-era record on the MediaBase, Country Aircheck and R&R charts. The move coincides with Combs’ new version of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” which was simultaneously shipped to Top 40 and Hot AC stations, the first time Combs has had a single outside the country genre.

Combs recently earned his 15th consecutive #1 single with “Going, Going, Gone”—the longest consecutive #1 streak for an artist since their debut along with nine new RIAA platinum certifications. Anyway, we’re now cross-eyed reading about all of Combs’ accomplishments. You can find us crying into our pillows.