Skip to main content

Cole Swindell & Lainey Wilson Have Their ‘Say’ Atop Country Airplay Chart

Swindell scores his seventh leader and Wilson lands her second.

Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson‘s “Never Say Never” ascends to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart (dated April 30), up 3% to 23 million in audience, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.

With the single, Swindell adds his seventh Country Airplay leader and third in succession, following “Single Saturday Night” (for two weeks beginning last July) and “Love You Too Late” (one, November 2019). He first ruled with “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” for a week in October 2014 and led again with “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” (one week, April 2015); “You Should Be Here” (three weeks, April 2016); and “Middle of a Memory” (one week, November 2016).


Wilson achieves her second Country Airplay No. 1, after “Things a Man Oughta Know,” her first chart entry, led for a week last September

Swindell co-wrote “Never” with Jessi Alexander and Chase McGill and Zach Crowell produced it. The duet is from Swindell’s fourth LP, Stereotype, which entered the Top Country Albums chart dated April 23 at No. 6 with 16,000 equivalent album units, becoming his sixth top 10.

‘SUMMER’ IN SPRING Thomas Rhett banks his 20th Country Airplay top 10 as “Slow Down Summer” pushes 11-10 (15.6 million, up 3%). The song follows “Country Again,” which led last September, marking his 17th leader.

‘COWBOY’ GALLOPS Additionally, Miranda Lambert notches her 18th top 10 on the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart as “If I Was a Cowboy” trots 11-10. On Country Airplay, it bullets at No. 19 (10.1 million, up 1%). It drew also 6.8 million streams (up 48%) and sold 1,600 in the tracking week.

The song follows Lambert’s duet with Elle King, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” which reached No. 6 on Hot Country Songs and crowned the Country Airplay chart dated April 16.