Luke Combs’ ‘Beautiful Crazy’ Becomes One of Only Six Country Songs to Be Certified Diamond
As an artist, it's a huge feat to achieve having a Gold or Platinum record. That means the record has sold either five hundred thousand, or one million copies. But few reach the ultra-coveted Diamond certification by the RIAA, marking ten million copies sold.
Luke Combs' "Beautiful Crazy" just became only the sixth country song in music history to get the Diamond certification.
To date, "Beautiful Crazy" has sold more than ten million copies since it came out in 2017. Combs co-wrote "Beautiful Crazy" with Rob Williford and Wyatt Durrette, and it appeared as a bonus track on his 2017 debut album This One’s for You.
The other five country songs that have gone Diamond are as follows:
- Chris Stapleton — "Tennessee Whiskey"
- Florida Georgia Line — "Cruise"
- Darius Rucker — "Wagon Wheel"
- Lil' Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus — "Old Town Road"
- Lady A — "Need You Now"
As a modern-day everyman, Combs is one of — if not the biggest — star to come out of country music in recent years. Nearly all of his singles go to No. 1 on the charts — it's as if everything he touches turns to gold, or in this case, Diamond.
With his recent cover of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car," Combs is slated to top the charts again very soon. He has put Chapman back on the charts after more than 30 years, as the writer of the song, and she has garnered an estimated five hundred thousand dollars off of royalties alone.
Combs is currently on his Luke Combs World Tour, which extends through October 2023.
Evan Paul is the host of Taste of Country Nights, a syndicated radio show heard on more than 120 country radio stations nationwide, every night from 7PM to midnight. He plays the best new country music and interviews today's top stars, like Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, Morgan Wallen + more!