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Garth Brooks Blasts Back Onto Country Airplay Chart With 'All Day Long'

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Garth Brooks performs onstage at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn.

The song starts at No. 21, marking his sixth-highest debut among 88 career entries.

Garth Brooks' new single "All Day Long," released on the evening of June 18, debuts at No. 21 on Billboard's Country Airplaychart, dated June 30, with 14.5 million in audience, according to Nielsen Music.

On Hot Country Songs, which blends airplay, streaming and sales data, "Long" launches at No. 42. It received hourly plays on participating iHeartMedia stations beginning at 6 a.m. June 19.

Brooks logs his sixth-highest Country Airplay debut, among 88 total entries, and best since "Baby, Let's Lay Down and Dance," which bowed at No. 19 on Oct. 29, 2016 (before peaking at No. 15 on Feb. 25, 2017).

The honky-tonk-leaning "Long," which Brooks co-wrote with Bryan Kennedy and Mitch Rossell, is the lead single from Brooks' as-yet untitled album due in 2019. Rossell solo-penned Brooks' last single before "Long," "Ask Me How I Know," which became Brooks' 19th Country Airplay No. 1 (Dec. 16, 2017).

"Ask" became Brooks' first Country Airplay No. 1 in over 10 years, since "More Than a Memory" debuted atop the chart dated Sept. 15, 2007, marking the only song that has ever premiered at the pinnacle in the chart's 28-year history.

Meanwhile, Brooks' 88 Country Airplay entries tie him with Kenny Chesney for the second-highest total; George Strait leads with 98 appearances.