Oct 4, 2020
Luke Combs’s Country Stardom and the Remaking of the Bro
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The Nashville star learned from the genre’s past and carved his own path. Guest: Grady Smith.

And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan
And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan
Big Deal Music // Mega House Music
Ep. 113: Luke Combs
Hailed as “the most promising and influential new country star of the last five years" by The New York Times, he is a multi-platinum, ACM, CMA, CMT, and Billboard Music Award-winning artist from Asheville, NC. His new deluxe album, What You See Ain't Always What You Get, recently debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. It also set the new weekly streaming record for a country album with 102.26 million on-demand streams, breaking his own record, which was set last November with the release of his platinum-certified, global #1 album, What You See Is What You Get. The new deluxe album features all 18 tracks from What You See Is What You Get as well as five new songs including “Forever After All,” which debuted at #2 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart—the highest entrance ever for a male country solo artist. Adding to a series of groundbreaking and historic years, Combs recently made history as the first artist ever to have their first two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—breaking Taylor Swift’s previously held record at 24 weeks. The achievement comes as What You See Is What You Get topped the chart for the 25th time, while his 2017 debut, This One’s For You, has spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at #1—tying the record for the longest reign atop the chart. Moreover, Combs recently won two awards at the 55th ACM Awards, three awards at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, and two awards at the 54th CMA Awards. Continuing his triumphant run at country radio, Combs’ recent single, “Lovin’ On You,” spent multiple weeks at #1 on both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart and the Billboard Country Airplay chart. This is Combs’ ninth-consecutive #1 single—a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart—as well as his eighth single to spend multiple weeks at #1. His current single, “Better Together,” is already top 10 at country radio and rising. And The Writer Is… Luke Combs! Artwork: Michael Richey White   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 min
Heat Rocks
Heat Rocks
DJ Soul Sister on The Meters' "Rejuvenation" (1974)
The Meters helped change the New Orleans sonic landscape with their funky records and signature "second line" rhythms and in 1974, they released the heater _Rejuvenation_. The biggest difference on this record: vocals. Most of the members got a chance to flex their vocal and instrumental talents. This change up proved to be successful, becoming one of the group's most influential records and was heavily sampled all throughout 80s and 90s hip-hop. DJ Soul Sister AKA The Queen of Rare Groove, joins Oliver and Morgan to discuss the funkiness of The Meters, the New Orleans music scene, and what it's like to DJ at George Clinton's birthday. More on DJ Soul Sister * DJ Soul Sister's set at The Boiler Room * Interview with Red Bull Music Academy * Website|Twitter More on The Meters * The Neville Brothers performing Dance Your Blues Away live * All the samples that came from _Rejuvenation_ (WhoSampled) Show Tracklisting (all songs from _Rejuvenation_ unless otherwise indicated): * Africa * Jungle Man * Lee Dorsey: Can You Hear Me * The Meters: Thinking * Heavy D & The Boyz: Gyrlz, They Love Me * Hey Pocky A-Way * It Ain't No Use * Love Is For Me * People Say * Aaron Neville: Hercules * Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt: Don't Know Much * Neville Brothers: Dance Your Blues Away * Just Kiss My Baby * Public Enemy: Timebomb * Just Kiss My Baby * Africa * Red Hot Chili Peppers: Hollywood * Hey Pocky A-Way * Africa * Just Kiss My Baby * People Say * Hey Pocky A-Way * It Ain't No Use * People Say * Lee Dorsey: Yes We Can Pt. 1 * The Meters: A Message From The Meters * Dr. John: (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
54 min
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