2017 Spring/Summer Country Preview: 25 Anticipated Albums, Festivals

From new releases by Angaleena Presley and Jason Isbell to annual blowouts like Stagecoach and CMA Music Festival

Luke Combs
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Luke Combs

Album: This One's for You
Release Date: June 2nd
Luke Combs' debut album This One's for You is stacked with potential radio hits, all of them co-written by Combs, one of Nashville's most promising young writers. The North Carolina native turned heads with the organic success of his sing-along "Hurricane," landing a deal with Columbia Records, who will release This One's for You. It's a hard-to-classify album, alternating between tender but witty ballads like "I Got Away With You" and the woozy tropical rhythm of "Don't Tempt Me." But it's that versatility that makes the record such a satisfying listen – Combs knows who he is and, most importantly, how to get it across, in whatever style of song he damn well chooses. J.H.