Luke Combs Wins Waffle House’s ‘Tunie Award’ For Top Country Artist

by Matthew Wilson

Luke Combs is a favorite among many listeners. The country singer wins Waffle House’s “Tunie Award” For Top Country Music. The award joins Combs’ growing list of accolades. The country singer recently won the CMA Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.

The breakfast chain shared the good news with its followers by posting a photo of Combs holding the trophy. The award takes on the shape of one of the many waffles diners eat at the restaurant.

Waffle House captioned the image with, “With hits like “Beer Never Broke My Heart” and “Beautiful Crazy,” @LukeCombs has just received the TOP COUNTRY ARTIST at the 2020 Tunie Awards!”

Luke Combs Was One of Several Artists Honored

Waffle House created the Tunie Awards to celebrate the artists and music people listen to at their restaurants. Many customers likely recall the jukeboxes where they can pick songs during their dining experience. In recent years, the establishment has changed from an analog to a digital jukebox.

For the awards, customers previously voted via the jukeboxes’ TouchTunes app by playing their favorite music. The app tallied what customers were listening to and awarded winners accordingly. According to Billboard, there are are 1,950 Waffle House restaurants in 25 states.

“We are thrilled to present the 2020 Tunie Awards. And showcase the top played artists from our customers and associates,” said Nadine Gillespie, Waffle Records president, in a statement. “Music brings the Waffle House Nation together to create a truly unique experience in our restaurants.”

The breakfast chain held the awards ceremony on Nov. 15. Old Dominion also won TOP Band of the year, and Chris Stapleton won Song of the Year. Lee Brice, Old Dominion, Walker Hayes, and Shinedown performed during the virtual awards ceremony. Meanwhile, Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd held an aftershow benefit concert.