Marking a first for Billboard’s longstanding Country Airplay chart, the eight-peat success means Combs has hit Number One with each and every single dating back to 2016’s “Hurricane.” And according to him, it’s not getting old. “It is just as awesome as my first No. 1,” he writes on social media, “and it’s something I’ll never take for granted.”
Conceived as a tribute to the small-time heroes of everyday life, the salt-of-the-earth standout pairs Combs’ muscular vocal with a verse from his actual hero, Church, adding up to an anthem of underdog pride.
“So say I’m a middle of the road, not much to show / Underachieving, average Joe / But I’m a hell of a lover / A damn good brother, and I wear this heart on my sleeve / It might not mean much to you, but it does to me,” Combs sings in the standing-tall chorus.
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Thank you country radio and the best fans in the world for making “Does To Me” my eight No. 1. It is just as awesome as my first No. 1 and it’s something I’ll never take for granted. Also want to thank @ericchurchmusic for being a part of this song. Was super cool to have him sing on it with me. It might not mean much to you, but it does to me…
Still not resting on his laurels, Combs’ next single is already making the rounds — and it lives firmly in moment. His supportive “Six Feet Apart” was written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and looking ahead he’s nominated in three categories at the rescheduled 55th ACM Awards (set for September 16).