Tim McGraw Notches 50th Country Airplay Top 10

Tim McGraw performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The singer scores an historic milestone, as "Southern Girl" rises 12-9

It's a golden week for country superstar Tim McGraw, whose "Southern Girl" jumps 12-9 to become his 50th top 10 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart. (All charts will be refreshed, as always, on Thursday on Billboard.com.)

Since McGraw’s first top week in the Nielsen BDS-based chart's top 10 almost 20 years ago (March 26, 1994), he’s taken the most songs into the upper tier, besting runner-up George Strait (47), Kenny Chesney (45), Toby Keith (39) and Alan Jackson (38).

With more than half of his top 10s (26) climbing all the way to No. 1, McGraw is ted with Jackson and Strait for the most leaders in the chart's entire 23-year archives.

(Befitting his country cornerstone status, McGraw even boasts an extra showing in the title field: his then-eventual duet-mate Taylor Swift's debut hit "Tim McGraw" reached No. 6 in 2007.)

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Here's a look at McGraw's exceptional run to-date on Country Airplay, with the peak position and years for each of his 50 top 10 hits.

Peak (Weeks at No. 1), Date, Title

  • No. 8, 4/9/94, "INDIAN OUTLAW"
  • No. 1 (2), 5/28/94, "DON'T TAKE THE GIRL"
  • No. 2, 09/24/94, "DOWN ON THE FARM"
  • No. 1 (2), 1/14/95, "NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON"
  • No. 5, 5/6/95, "REFRIED DREAMS"
  • No. 1 (5), 9/16/95, "I LIKE IT, I LOVE IT"
  • No. 2, 12/30/95, "CAN'T BE REALLY GONE"
  • No. 5, 5/4/96, "ALL I WANT IS A LIFE"
  • No. 1 (2), 8/31/96, "SHE NEVER LETS IT GO TO HER HEART"
  • No. 4, 1/18/97, "MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST SLEEP ON IT"
  • No. 1 (6), 6/7/97, "IT'S YOUR LOVE" (With Faith Hill)

  • No. 1 (2), 10/25/97, "EVERYWHERE"
  • No. 1 (6), 1/17/98, "JUST TO SEE YOU SMILE"
  • No. 2, 6/13/98, "ONE OF THESE DAYS"
  • No. 3, 8/22/98, "JUST TO HEAR YOU SAY THAT YOU LOVE ME" (Faith Hill With Tim McGraw)
  • No. 1 (4), 10/3/98, "WHERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS"
  • No. 2, 2/6/99, "FOR A LITTLE WHILE"
  • No. 1 (5), 5/15/99, "PLEASE REMEMBER ME"
  • No. 1 (5), 9/25/99, "SOMETHING LIKE THAT"
  • No. 1 (2), 2/26/00, "MY BEST FRIEND"
  • No. 6, 10/14/00, "LET'S MAKE LOVE" (Faith Hill With Tim McGraw)
  • No. 7, 7/8/00, "SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE"
  • No. 1 (5), 12/16/00, "MY NEXT THIRTY YEARS"
  • No. 1 (1), 6/16/01, "GROWN MEN DON'T CRY"
  • No. 1 (2), 11/10/01, "ANGRY ALL THE TIME"
  • No. 1 (1), 3/9/02, "BRING ON THE RAIN" (Jo Dee Messina With Tim McGraw)
  • No. 1 (1), 3/16/02, "THE COWBOY IN ME"
  • No. 1 (1), 9/14/02, "UNBROKEN"
  • No. 5, 12/21/02, "RED RAG TOP"
  • No. 2, 5/10/03, "SHE'S MY KIND OF RAIN"
  • No. 1 (2), 10/11/03, "REAL GOOD MAN"
  • No. 1 (2), 3/20/04 "WATCH THE WIND BLOW BY"
  • No. 1 (7), 7/17/04 "LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING"

  • No. 1 (1), 12/18/04, "BACK WHEN"
  • No. 5, 9/10/05, "DO YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT"
  • No. 6, 1/28/06, "MY OLD FRIEND"
  • No. 4, 6/24/06, "WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE"
  • No. 3, 12/23/06, "MY LITTLE GIRL"
  • No. 1 (1), 4/14/07, "LAST DOLLAR (FLY AWAY)"
  • No. 8, 8/4/07, "I NEED YOU" (With Faith Hill)
  • No. 3, 10/27/07, "IF YOU'RE READING THIS"
  • No. 2, 12/6/08, "LET IT GO"
  • No. 5, 5/2/09, "NOTHIN' TO DIE FOR"
  • No. 1 (1), 1/30/10, "SOUTHERN VOICE"
  • No. 1 (3), 1/08/11, "FELT GOOD ON MY LIPS"
  • No. 5, 6/30/12, "BETTER THAN I USED TO BE"
  • No. 10, 10/27/12, "TRUCK YEAH"
  • No. 1 (3), 3/9/13, "ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS"
  • No. 1 (2), 6/15/13, "HIGHWAY DON'T CARE" (With Taylor Swift)
  • No. 9 (to date), 10/5/13, "SOUTHERN GIRL"