Country Airplay Chart Review 20-May-2017

Amy Country Airplay Chart, Headlines, News

Sam Hunt continues to dominate as he reigns at the top of the Airplay Chart for the 3rd consecutive week. The fact that he’s also in pole position on Hot Country Songs, Country Digital Song Sales and Country Streaming Sales is testament to his power as an artist. If the awaited new album was released he’d no doubt be top of the album charts too! (That position is currently held by Willie Nelson).

Meanwhile, at Number 2 Luke Combs continues to challenge with “Hurricane” and “Brett Young” pushes two to Number 3 with “In Case You Didn’t Know”. Direks Bentley’s “Black” climbs to Number 4 but Kelsea Ballerini’s infections “Yeah Boy” falls 2 to Number 5. Also falling, Josh Turner is down two to Number 6 but Brantley Gilbert’s “The Weekend” has clearly touched a chord on the summer airwaves as it is up to Number 7 this week.

At 8, Darius Rucker’s “If I Told You” stands out as the only ballad in a chart dominated by poppy, party anthems and Dan + Shay sit tight at Number 9. Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys close the pack as “God Your Mamma and Me” climbs two to break into the Top 10. Sam Hunt’s domination notwithstanding, we predict some interesting battles in the coming weeks as hovering right behind FGL we have heavy hitters in the form of Blake Shelton (at 11), Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood (at 12) Rascal Flatts (at 13), Lady Antebellum (at 15) and Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris (at 16)!

1. BODY LIKE A BACK ROAD – SAM HUNT
2. HURRICANE – LUKE COMBS
3. IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW BRETTY YOUNG
4. BLACK – DIERKS BENTLEY
5. YEAH BOY – KELSEA BALLERINI
6. HOMETOWN GIRL – JOSH TURNER
7. THE WEEKEND – BRANTLEY GILBERT
8. IF I TOLD YOU – DARIUS RUCKER
9. HOW NOT TO – DAN + SHAY
10.GOD YOUR MAMMA AND ME – FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE FEATURING THE BACKSTREET BOYS

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[Last Updated: 29 October 2015]

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I live for the experience of live music. Nashville is my kind of town and life feels pretty good at a country concert in the sun with a cold beer in hand.My appreciation of country came via my Dad’s collection in the 70’s and 80’s and I spent my teens listening to Springsteen. On a trip to the states about ten years ago I flicked to the CMT channel and Brad Paisley’s Whiskey Lullaby had me hooked. Since then my love of the genre has seen me travel to the US regularly to attend concerts, festivals and more intimate songwriter sessions in some great venues. It is terrific to see artists making the return trip this side of the Atlantic but equally refreshing to see some fantastic homegrown talent gaining recognition. This is an exciting time for “new country” and I am very happy to be along for the ride.