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Morgan Wallen's 'Chasin' You' Tops Country Airplay: 'This Song Is a Special One for Me'

Morgan Wallen
John Shearer

Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen's ''Chasin' You'' ascends 2-1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated May 23). In the week ending May 17, the track increased by 4 percent to 40.1 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The song is Wallen's third Country Airplay leader, all earned in succession. Wallen co-wrote it with Jamie Moore and Craig Wiseman.

"This song is a special one for me," Wallen tells Billboard. "It is one of the first songs I wrote once moving to Nashville, actually one of the first songs I had written in general. So to have a song like that go No. 1 almost five years later is pretty incredible. I also wrote it with some great friends and one of my mentors [Wiseman] who I look up to and appreciate dearly, so that only adds to its meaning. Thank you to anyone and everyone who supports me and listens to my music. I will never take it for granted."

With its 42-week trek to the top of Country Airplay, the song completes the longest trip to No. 1 of Wallen's leaders. "Whiskey Glasses," which led for three weeks starting on the chart dated June 8, 2019, ambled to the apex over 40 weeks. His first No. 1, "Up Down" (featuring Florida Georgia Line), paced the list on June 30, 2018, in its 32nd frame.

Wallen's three No. 1s follow his debut Country Airplay entry, "You Know My Name," which peaked at No. 30 in May 2017.

On the Hot Country Songs chart, which comprises airplay, streaming and sales data, "Chasin' You" hits a new high (3-2), as it drew 10.7 million U.S. streams and sold 5,000 downloads in the tracking week.

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