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Dylan Scott Rides His ‘New Truck’ to No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart

Plus, Tyler Hubbard, Mitchell Tenpenny add country chart top 10s.

Dylan Scott accomplishes his second No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart as “New Truck” revs to the top of the list dated Aug. 13.

In the week ending Aug. 7, the song increased by 8% to 25.7 million in reach, according to Luminate.

On Billboard‘s streaming-, airplay-and sales-based Hot Country Songs survey, “Truck” rolls 15-13 for a new best. It drew 1.9 million U.S. streams (up 6%) and sold 1,000 downloads (up 5%) in the tracking week ending Aug. 4.

“Truck” was written by Ashley Gorley, HARDY, Ben Johnson and Hunter Phelps. It’s the lead single from Scott’s second LP, the 16-track Livin’ My Best Life, released Aug. 5.


“I’m just so grateful to have another No. 1 song,” Scott tells Billboard. “Thank you to country radio and thank you to the fans. Blessed to get to sing country music!”

The 31-year-old from Bastrop, La., scored his first Country Airplay No. 1 with “My Girl” for a week in July 2017. He boasts two other top 10s: “Nobody,” which reached No. 2 in June 2021, and “Hooked” (No. 2, September 2018).

‘5 Foot 9’ Is 6

Tyler Hubbard notches his first Hot Country Songs top 10 as a soloist as “5 Foot 9” jumps 11-6. The track, which Hubbard wrote with Jaren Johnston (of The Cadillac Three) and Chase McGill, drew 10.9 million impressions (up 13%) and ranks at No. 18 on Country Airplay. It also corralled 8.2 million streams (up 13%) and sold 2,000 downloads (up 7%) in the tracking week.

For Hubbard – who is half of duo Florida Georgia Line, with Brian Kelley – “5 Foot 9” follows “Undivided,” his collaboration with Tim McGraw that reached No. 23 on Hot Country Songs in January 2021, as well as No. 16 on Country Airplay.

FGL has rolled up six Hot Country Songs No. 1s among 20 top 10s, starting with the pair’s debut smash “Cruise,” which dominated for 24 weeks in 2012-13.

The twosome has notched 16 leaders among 19 Country Airplay top 10s, also starting with “Cruise,” for three weeks in 2012. The tandem most recently topped Country Airplay as featured on Chase Rice’s “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.,” for a week last August. The song followed FGL’s own “Long Live,” which ruled for one frame in April 2021. On Hot Country Songs, the tracks reached Nos. 3 and 4, respectively.

‘Truth’ Doesn’t Hurt

Mitchell Tenpenny adds his third Country Airplay top 10 as “Truth About You” lifts 11-10 (17.9 million, up 10%). The song, which he wrote with Matt Alderman and Thomas Archer, is the lead single from Tenpenny’s 20-song set This Is Heavy, due Sept. 16.

“Truth” is one of two Tenpenny titles inside the Country Airplay top 10. His team-up with Chris Young, “At the End of This Bar,” pushes 7-6 for a new high (20.2 million, up 6%).

Tenpenny banked his first top 10 with his initial entry, “Drunk Me,” which climbed to No. 2 in December 2018.

From Tornillo to Top 10

Whiskey Myers’ Tornillo debuts at No. 10 On Top Country Albums, awarding the Texas outfit its fourth top 10. Released July 29, the set earned 12,000 equivalent album units, with 10,000 in album sales, in its first week.

The 12-song album (Tornillo is a town in El Paso County, Texas) follows the group’s Top Country Albums No. 1, its 2019 self-titled LP. The act’s first top 10, 2014’s Early Morning Shakes, arrived at its No. 10 high, followed by Mud, which started at its No. 4 peak in October 2016.

On Americana/Folk Albums, Tornillo launches at No. 3, marking the band’s third top 10, after Whiskey Myers (No. 1) and Mud (No. 6).