It's also the first song by a solo woman and no accompanying artists to have topped Country Airplay and hit the Radio Songs top 10 since Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" in 2009.
Maren Morris earns her fourth No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart as "The Bones," released on Columbia Nashville, rises 2-1 on the list dated Feb. 15, up 11% to 37.3 million audience impressions in the week ending Feb. 9, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The song is the follow-up to Morris' "Girl," which topped the Aug. 3, 2019-dated chart, making her the first woman to rule Country Airplay with consecutive, proper singles in lead roles since Kelsea Ballerini, whose "Dibs" and "Peter Pan" led in March and September 2016, respectively. Just before Ballerini, Carrie Underwood completed such a twofer with "Heartbeat" and "Church Bells," which reigned in March and July 2016, respectively.
Including featured roles since 2016, Lauren Alaina tallied consecutive Country Airplay No. 1s with her own "Road Less Travelled" (March 2017) and as featured on Kane Brown's "What Ifs" (October 2017). Morris also led back-to-back as featured on Thomas Rhett's "Craving You" in July 2017 and with her own "I Could Use a Love Song" in January 2018 (discounting her three-week chart run with "Dear Hate," which, featuring Vince Gill, reached No. 29 in October 2017 but was not worked as a proper single).