The singer/songwriter reigns for a fifth time with "Die a Happy Man." "You never take these things for granted," he says.
Thomas Rhett achieves his fifth leader on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated Jan. 2), as "Die a Happy Man" steps 3-1 (up by 8 percent to 46 million in audience, according to Nielsen Music).
The love song follows Rhett's previous Country Airplay No. 1s "It Goes Like This" (2013), "Get Me Some of That" (2014), "Make Me Wanna" and "Crash and Burn" (both in 2015). He's logged all his leaders consecutively (counting his releases in a lead role; in 2014, he reached No. 8 as a guest, with Justin Moore, on Brantley Gilbert's "Small Town Throwdown").
With a speedy (for country radio) 13-week trip to the top, Rhett completes his quickest climb to No. 1 on Country Airplay, as "Man" easily eclipses the 23-week rise of "Crash."