Luke Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy” Becomes Sixth Country Song In History To Be Certified Diamond

The RIAA Diamond certification signifies that “Beautiful Crazy” has sold over 10 million units since its release in December of 2018.

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Posted on June 20, 2023

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Luke Combs, Photo Courtesy of David Bergman

Luke Combs has made history and earned a major career milestone with his fan-favorite tune “Beautiful Crazy.”

The country superstar’s chart-topping hit “Beautiful Crazy” has become the sixth country song in history to be certified Diamond by The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

“Beautiful Crazy” joins an elite list of country songs that have been certified Diamond by the RIAA, including Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey,” and Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road,” Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel,” and Lady A’s “Need You Now.” The RIAA Diamond certification signifies that “Beautiful Crazy” has sold over 10 million units since its release in December of 2018.

In honor of the major milestone, Sony Music Nashville surprised the reigning CMA Entertainer Of The Year with a plaque commemorating the achievement during his Bootleggers Fan Club Party on June 8 at the Wildhorse Saloon, which will soon be transformed into a next-level honky-tonk experience inspired by Combs’ hit “Hurricane.”

The tune, which was co-written by Combs alongside Wyatt Durrette and Robert Williford, is a bonus track from Luke Combs’ debut album, This One’s For You. The song is special to Combs for many reasons because he wrote it shortly after meaning his now-wife, Nicole Hocking Combs, who is also the mother of his two children. “Beautiful Crazy” achieved success through downloads and streaming before it became a single and quickly became a massive hit at Country radio upon release, rising to the No. 1 spot after just 15 weeks. The song remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for over six weeks.

“Beautiful Crazy” also serves as the first part of a trilogy of tunes (“Better Together” and “Forever After All”) that honor his wife.

Luke Combs World Tour

Luke Combs is currently in the midst of his massive World Tour, which kicked off on March 25 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The extensive trek runs through October 19, where it will wrap up in London, England at The O2 Arena.

In total, the tour will visit 16 stadiums across North America, including Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Kansas City’s GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium and more. Hitting three continents and 16 countries, the massive outing will also stop in Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Belgium.

Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb serve as support on the North American tour dates, while special guests on the Australian and New Zealand dates include Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman.

Luke Combs, Photo Courtesy of David Bergman
Luke Combs, Photo Courtesy of David Bergman

See a full list of the “Love You Anyway” singer’s tour dates below.

Tour Supports His New Album, Gettin’ Old

Additionally, the tour comes in support of Luke Combs latest album, Gettin’ Old, which arrived on March 24, 2023.

The project features 18 tracks, including “Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old,” “See Me Now,” “Joe,” “Tattoo On A Sunburn,” the fan-favorite tune, “5 Leaf Clover,” and his buzzed-about cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.”

“This album is about the stage of life I’m in right now. One that I’m sure a lot of us are in, have been through, or will go through,” Combs previously explained on social media.

He continued, “It’s about coming of age, loving where life is now but at the same time missing how it used to be, continuing to fall for the one you love and loving them no matter what, living in the moment but still wondering how much time you have left, family, friends, being thankful, and leaving a legacy. Me and so many others have poured their hearts and souls into this record and I hope you love it as much as we do.”

While Gettin’ Old was released as a standalone album, it serves as a second (more mature) chapter, of his previously released project, Growin’ Up. When placed side by side, the album covers connect as one cohesive image. The album art seemingly refers to the shift Combs has seen in his life, from his days in the bar scene, to a life that revolves around being home with family in a house on a hill.

Luke Combs Gettin' Old Album Art
Luke Combs Gettin’ Old Album Art

Expecting His Second Child

On the personal front, the North Carolina native is expecting his second child with his wife, Nicole. The couple announced the news to fans on social media on March 20. 

“Joining the 2 under 2 club! Baby boy #2 coming this September,” Luke and Nicole shared in a joint Instagram post.

The couple welcomed their first child, Tex Lawrence, on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2022. 

Luke Combs Tour Dates

July

8—Tampa, FL—Raymond James Stadium*
15—Charlotte, NC—Bank of America Stadium*
22—Foxborough, MA—Gillette Stadium*
29—Philadelphia, PA—Lincoln Financial Field*

*with special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb

Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy of David Bergman/@DavidBergman
Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy of David Bergman/@DavidBergman

Luke Combs International Tour Dates

August

9—Auckland, New Zealand—Spark Arena+
11—Brisbane, Australia—Brisbane Entertainment Centre+
16—Sydney, Australia—Qudos Bank Arena+
20—Melbourne, Australia—Rod Laver Arena+
23—Adelaide, Australia—Adelaide Entertainment Centre+
26—Perth, Australia—RAC Arena+

September

30—Oslo, Norway—Spektrum

October

1—Stockholm, Sweden—Annexet
4—Copenhagen, Denmark—Vega
6—Hamburg, Germany—Barclays Arena
7—Amsterdam, Netherlands—AFAS Live
8—Paris, France—La Cigale
10—Zurich, Switzerland—The Hall
11—Brussels, Belgium—Ancienne Belgique
13—Dublin, Ireland—3Arena
14—Belfast, N. Ireland—SSE Arena
16—Glasgow, Scotland—OVO Hydro Arena
17—Manchester, England—AO Arena
19—London, England—The O2 Arena

+with special guests Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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