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Dustin Lynch Lands Sixth No. 1 On Country Airplay Chart With ‘Good Girl’

Dustin Lynch's "Good Girl" ascends 2-1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated Jan. 19), up 11 percent to 41.2 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending Jan. 13, according to…

Dustin Lynch‘s “Good Girl” ascends 2-1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart (dated Jan. 19), up 11 percent to 41.2 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending Jan. 13, according to Nielsen Music.  

The song becomes Lynch’s sixth Country Airplay No. 1 and first as a writer. He co-penned it with Justin Ebach, who earns his second No. 1 as a writer, and Andy Albert, who achieves his first.

“Shout-out to all of you who continue to support and believe,” Lynch tells Billboard. “Before we even had the lyric finished on this song, I knew it was a special one, and, man, it has been. What a way to kick off 2019.”

“Good Girl” is Lynch’s first Country Airplay No. 1 since “Small Town Boy,” which led for four weeks starting in September 2017. Before that, he reigned with “Seein’ Red” (February 2017, one week); “Mind Reader” (2016, one); “Hell of a Night” (2015, one); and “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep)” (2014, two).  

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Lynch first reached the Country Airplay top 10 with his debut hit, the No. 2-peaking “Cowboys and Angels” in 2012.

As “Girl” reaches the Country Airplay penthouse in its 37th week on the chart, Lynch completes his second-longest trip to No. 1. “Hell of a Night” rose to the top in its 44th frame.

“Good Girl,” the lead single from Lynch’s forthcoming fourth full-studio album, concurrently climbs 10-8 for a new peak on the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart.

DAN + SHAY ROLL ON Atop Hot Country Songs, Dan + Shay’s “Speechless” leads for an eighth week, while the duo’s previous single “Tequila” resides at its No. 2 peak for an 18th week, extending its mark for the most weeks peaking at the runner-up spot. Dan + Shay place at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously for a fifth week, the most among duos or groups and second only to Luke Bryan, who controlled the top two spots on Hot Country Songs simultaneously for nine weeks in 2014.

“Speechless” scores a 10th week atop Country Digital Song Sales (14,000 sold, down 13 percent); holds at its No. 2 high on Country Streaming Songs (11.3 million U.S. streams, up 8 percent); and dips to No. 2 after four weeks atop Country Airplay (38.4 million audience impressions).

LUKE “MAKES” TOP 10 Luke Bryan’s “What Makes You Country” (Capitol Nashville) rises 11-10 on Country Airplay, increasing by 4 percent to 26.6 million audience impressions.

Bryan banks his 27th Country Airplay top 10, a total that includes 20 No. 1s. He ties Carrie Underwood for 15th place among all acts for the most top 10s, dating to the chart’s launch 29 years ago this week (Jan. 20, 1990). George Strait leads with 61 top 10s.

Bryan is working on a streak of 13 straight Country Airplay leaders, the longest active run among all artists. His previous single, “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset,” topped the chart for two weeks in September.

HERE’S DOLLY Finally, legend Dolly Parton achieves her 44th Top Country Albums top 10, as her 2003 album Ultimate Dolly Parton re-enters the chart for the first time since 2004, surging by 172 percent to 8,000 equivalent album units. The set debuted at its former No. 20 peak in June 2003.

Why the boost? The album includes Parton’s 1977 five-week Hot Country Songs No. 1 “Here You Come Again,” which is being used to promote all-you-can-eat riblets, shrimp and chicken tenders in a TV commercial for Applebee’s Grill & Bar. The song surges by 39 percent to 3,000 downloads sold in the tracking week.

Parton extends her record for the most Top Country Albums top 10s among women and ranks second overall only to Willie Nelson, with 51.