Jim Asker

Jim Asker is the Country Charts manager for Billboard.

Shirley Caesar performs in 2016

'Mule' Meme Sends Shirley Caesar to No. 1 on Hot Gospel Songs

Genre icon Shirley Caesar, 79, earns her first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart (dated Dec. 10), as "Hold My Mule," featuring Albertina Walker and Milton Brunson, rises 2-1 thanks to the U Name It Challenge.