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Eric Church Achieves Eighth Country Airplay Chart No. 1 With ‘Some Of It’

Eric Church rolls up his eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart as "Some of It" ascends 2-1 on the tally dated July 27. The song reigns with a 9% increase to 41.1 million audience…

Eric Church rolls up his eighth No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart as “Some of It” ascends 2-1 on the tally dated July 27. The song reigns with a 9% increase to 41.1 million audience impressions in the week ending July 21, according to Nielsen Music.

On the Hot Country Songs chart, which is powered by airplay, streaming and sales data, the track anchors at its No. 7 high.

Written by Church, Jeff Hyde, Clint Daniels and Bobby Pinson, “Some” is the second single from Church’s sixth studio LP, Desperate Man, which debuted atop Top Country Albums on the Oct. 20, 2018-dated chart with 116,000 equivalent album units. It has earned 413,000 units to date.

The set’s title-track lead single peaked at No. 8 on Hot Country Songs last October, after reaching No. 13 on Country Airplay.

Church completes his lengthiest trip to the Country Airplay summit: 29 weeks. His prior most scenic trip was set by “Record Year,” which topped the list on Aug. 13, 2016, in its 26th week, becoming his most recent No. 1 until “Some.”   

Church first ruled Country Airplay in his 10th of 30 appearances with “Drink in My Hand,” which led the list dated Jan. 28, 2012. He subsequently hit No. 1 with “Springsteen,” his only multi-week leader (two weeks, starting June 23, 2012); “The Only Way I Know,” with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan (Feb. 16, 2013); “Give Me Back My Hometown” (May 17, 2014); “Talladega” (Feb. 7, 2015); and as featured on Keith Urban’s “Raise ‘Em Up” (May 23, 2015).


LAMBERT LAUNCHES Miranda Lambert’s “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” the first single from an upcoming album, blasts onto Country Airplay at No. 19 with 11.2 million impressions. Penned by Lambert, Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose, the track opens at No. 36 on Hot Country Songs.

“Wash” marks Lambert’s second-best Country Airplay debut among 31 entries, after “Vice,” which arrived at No. 18 in August 2016. Lambert boasts five No. 1s and 12 top 10s. She last topped the tally as featured on Jason Aldean’s “Drowns the Whiskey,” which ruled for two weeks starting in August 2018.

NEW TOP 10s Speaking of, Aldean adds his 31st Hot Country Songs top 10, as “Rearview Town” lifts 11-10. On Country Airplay, it rises 8-5, up 12% to 31.6 million audience impressions. It also sports 5.4 million U.S. streams (up 3%) and 4,000 downloads sold (up 1%).

Plus, Luke Bryan nets his 28th Country Airplay top 10, as “Knockin’ Boots” kicks 11-10, up 10% to 27.6 million impressions. Bryan is the 15th artist to reach that amount of top 10s; George Strait leads all artists with 61.

‘GIT’ BACK UP THERE Blanco Brown’s “The Git Up” returns for a second week at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs. It leads both Country Streaming Songs (21.3 million streams, up 9%) and Country Digital Song Sales (31,000 sold, up 10%) for a fourth week, while pushing 56-49 on Country Airplay (1.7 million in audience, up 60%).


HERE COMES ‘RAIN’ AGAIN Meanwhile, Ronnie Milsap’s new version of his classic hit “Smokey Mountain Rain” – now featuring Dolly Parton – debuts at No. 30 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song originally topped AC and Hot Country Songs, and hit No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1980-81.

The remake, from Milsap’s 2018 album The Duets – also featuring Bryan, Strait and Kacey Musgraves, among others, on updates of his biggest singles – marks Milsap’s first AC entry since 1991 (and Parton’s first since 2005). Milsap boasts 35 Hot Country Songs No. 1s, tallied in 1974-89.

Additional reporting by Gary Trust