Luke Bryan Lands 20th Top 10 on Country Airplay Chart
Bryan bounds into the top tier with "Home Alone Tonight," featuring Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild. Plus, LoCash hits the Hot Country Songs top 10.
As Thomas Rhett leads both Billboard's Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts (dated Jan. 9) with "Die a Happy Man," for a second and seventh week, respectively, each survey welcomes new top 10s.
Luke Bryan leaps into the top 10 (11-9) on Country Airplay with "Home Alone Tonight," featuring Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild (28 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music). The third single from Bryan's album Kill the Lights is his 20th top 10 on the tally. His sum includes 13 No. 1s, including the first two singles from the set: ''Strip It Down" (two weeks, October-November) and "Kick the Dust Up" (one, August). Kill the Lights has spent its first 20 weeks in the Top Country Albums top 10 (eight at No. 1), selling 834,000 to date.
Fairchild scores her first top 10 apart from Little Big Town, with whom she's notched seven top 10s, including one leader, 2012's "Pontoon."
On Hot Country Songs, LoCash (Chris Lucas and Preston Brust) enters the top 10 for the first time with "I Love This Life" (12-9). Formerly known as LoCash Cowboys, the act previously reached a high of No. 34 with "Keep in Mind" in 2011. "Life" rises fueled by its 26-18 burst on Country Digital Songs (11,000 downloads sold, up 20 percent). On Country Airplay, the track reaches the top five (7-4; 35 million in audience).
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS: Two seasonal songs debut on Country Airplay, led by Mickey Guyton's version of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" at No. 57. The song was first introduced on the Frozen soundtrack, by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn and Katie Lopez, in late 2013. At No. 60, LeAnn Rimes bows with "Today Is Christmas." Nineteen years ago, she reigned with her first and only No. 1 (so far), "One Way Ticket (Because I Can)."