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Justin Moore 'Makes It Back Home' Atop the Country Airplay Chart

Justin Moore
Cody Villalobos

Justin Moore

Moore adds his seventh leader.

Justin Moore banks his seventh No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, as "The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home" rises 3-1 on the list dated Sept. 7, up 7% to 40.8 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 1, according to Nielsen Music.

"Home," authored by Moore, Paul DiGiovanni, Chase McGill and Jeremy Stover, is a tribute to soldiers who didn't return from battle. "I'm so thankful that country radio has provided this song a platform," Moore tells Billboard. "It's always special to enjoy a No. 1, but even more so when it's a song that impacts people's lives in a positive way.

"Here's to 'the ones that didn't make it back home.'"

"Home" is the launch single from Moore's fifth full-length, Late Nights and Long Necks, which debuted at its No. 2 high on the Top Country Albums chart dated Aug. 10, marking Moore's fifth top 10.

With "Home," Moore has mounted seven Country Airplay leaders among 10 top 10s. He first led in his second visit, with "Small Town USA" in October 2009. He followed with the No. 1s "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" (July 2011), "Til My Last Day" (January 2013), "Lettin' the Night Roll" (July 2014), "You Look Like I Need a Drink" (October 2016) and "Somebody Else Will" (September 2017).