Sixteen of the Chesney’s 22 career No. 1’s have spent multiple weeks atop the chart, led by seven weeks apiece with “The Good Stuff” (2002) and “There Goes My Life” (2003), and six weeks with “However Feels” (1999). He has three other titles that each led for five weeks.
The Tennessee native presides over a top 10 that has been populated with four duos or groups for six straight weeks — the most likely candidate to make it five would be Zac Brown Band’s “The Wind,” which bullets for a second week at its No. 13 peak. With 50,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, “Come Over” ranks at No. 5 in its 12th week on Billboard’s Country Digital Songs, while Chesney’s “Welcome to the Fishbowl” moves 19,000 in its sixth week on Billboard’s Top Country Albums.
Foursome-turned-trio Gloriana claims its second No. 2 debut on Country Albums, as “A Thousand Miles Left Behind” posts the Hot Shot Debut with 23,000 sold — slightly more than half of the first-week sales of the group’s self-titled debut album, which moved in with 44,000 on the Aug. 22, 2009 chart. The second single from the new album, “(Kissed You) Goodnight,” bullets at No. 3 in its 42nd week on Country Songs, and at No. 8 on Country Digital Songs (42,000 sold). Lead track “Wanna Take You Home” peaked at No. 34 on the radio chart a year ago.
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Also noteworthy on Country Songs is the first chart entry in more than four years for Lonestar, noted as “The Countdown” registers at No. 59. Having returned earlier this year to the quartet’s long time composition with lead singer Richie McDonald, and founding members Dean Sams, Keech Rainwater and Michael Britt, the group most recently charted with “Let Me Love You,” which peaked at No. 50 in May 2008 — the lead singer on that track was Cody Collins, who replaced McDonald in 2007. Lonestar’s chart history boasts 18 top 10 songs, which includes three top five peaks and nine No. 1’s. They haven’t led the chart since “Mr. Mom” spent two weeks at the summit in 2004, and most recently competed in the top 10 with “You’re Like Coming Home,” which stopped at No. 10 in December 2006. The new track is the lead single from an as-yet untitled studio album, expected to be released in October.
Singer/actress Jana Kramer celebrates her second top 10 achievement on Billboard’s songs charts — her first on Country Songs — with “Why Ya Wanna,” which hops 11-9 in its 33rd week on the audience list. Kramer’s first national top 10 was noted when “I Won’t Give Up” posted an opening-week peak at No. 6 on the Country Digital Songs chart dated Feb. 26, 2011. That chart is topped by Little Big Town’s “Pontoon,” with 94,000 downloads, while Country Albums is crowned by Zac Brown Band’s “Uncaged,” which sells 39,000 in its fourth chart week.