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Chris Stapleton Scores Second No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Chart With 'Starting Over'

Chris Stapleton
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Chris Stapleton

He first led with 'Tennessee Whiskey' in 2015.

Chris Stapleton's "Starting Over" climbs 2-1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (dated April 17). He scores his second No. 1 on the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based list, after his breakthrough hit "Tennessee Whiskey" ruled for two weeks in November 2015.

"Over" gained by 23% to 25.3 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending April 11, according to MRC Data, as it vaults 8-2 on the Country Airplay chart.

The song also drew 10.2 million U.S. streams (up 5%) in the week ending April 8 and rebounds 2-1 for a second week atop Country Streaming Songs. It first led the April 3-dated chart, granting Stapleton his first No. 1. The song also sold 3,000 downloads (up 2%) in the latest tracking frame.

"Over," which Stapleton wrote with Dave Cobb, is the lead single from his same-titled album, which the pair produced. The set arrived at No. 1 on Top Country Albums in November, becoming his fourth leader.

Stapleton's "Tennessee Whiskey" opened at No. 46 on Hot Country Songs in May 2015 and re-entered at No. 1 that November, becoming the first song to return to the chart at the summit. The coronation followed Stapleton's three wins at the 49th Country Music Association Awards.

Stapleton boasts two additional Hot Country Songs top 10s: "Broken Halos" (No. 5, March 2018) and "Millionaire" (No. 4, March 2019).

WORK OF ARTS Tenille Arts' "Somebody Like That" becomes her first Hot Country Songs top 10, pushing 11-9. It bumps 10-9 on Country Airplay, up 3% to 19.8 million impressions, and corralled 5.7 million streams (up 5%) and sold 1,000 downloads (up 8%) in the tracking week. The song is Arts' second entry, after "I Hate This" reached No. 41 in February 2019.

'HELL OF A' JOB Eric Church banks his 18th Hot Country Songs top 10 as "Hell of a View" strides 12-10. The song ascends 14-13 for a new high on Country Airplay, up by 3% to 15.5 million impressions, and drew 6.2 million streams (up 3%) and sold 2,000 (up 5%).

Church last reached the Hot Country Songs top 10 as featured on Luke Combs' "Does to Me," which hit No. 4 in May 2020. He last hit the top 10 on his own with "Some of It" (No. 7, July 2019).