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No One Can ‘Catch’ Him: Brett Young Notches Fifth Country Airplay No. 1

Brett Young achieves his fifth consecutive and total No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart.

Brett Young achieves his fifth consecutive and total No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, as “Catch” ascends from the runner-up spot on the April 18-dated list, gaining by 13% to 36.6 million impressions, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

On the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart, “Catch” pushes 7-5 for a new high.

Young’s first of six Country Airplay entries, “Sleep Without You,” reached No. 2 in December 2016. He followed with four multi-week No. 1s: “In Case You Didn’t Know” (two weeks, June 2017); “Like I Loved You” (three, January 2018); “Mercy” (two, August 2018); and “Here Tonight” (two, April 2019).


“Catch” completes Young’s longest journey to No. 1, having taken 46 weeks to the apex. It outpaces the 30-week climb of “Here Tonight.”

HE ‘DOES’ IT AGAIN Luke Combs’ “Does to Me,” featuring Eric Church, ascends 11-8 on Country Airplay, up 10% to 24.7 million in audience. The song is Combs’ eighth straight career-opening top 10, following a record run of seven consecutive out-of-the-gate, properly promoted No. 1 singles.

Church adds his 15th Country Airplay top 10.

‘AFTER’ QUITE ‘A FEW’ Travis Denning shatters the record for the most weeks taken to the Country Airplay top 10, as “After a Few” climbs 12-10 in its 57th week, up 4% to 21.4 million in radio reach.

The song passes two tracks that took 50 weeks each to enter the Country Airplay top 10: Easton Corbin’s “A Girl Like You,” which reached No. 10 in January 2018 before peaking at No. 6 that February; and Aaron Watson’s “Outta Style,” which seized its No. 10 high in December 2017.

“After” is Denning’s second Country Airplay entry. “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs” traveled to No. 32 in September 2018.