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‘Bar’ Raised Even Higher: Garth Brooks Is First Artist With Country Airplay Top 10s in Four Straight Decades

'10,000 HOURS,' 19 WEEKS Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber's "10,000 Hours" tops Billboard's airplay-, streaming- and sales-fueled Hot Country Songs chart for a 19th week (total: 3,192 hours), tying for…

Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton‘s “Dive Bar” reaches the top 10 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart (dated Feb. 22), jumping 12-8 thanks to a 18% hike to 23.3 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending Feb. 16, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Brooks banks his 36th Country Airplay top 10 and becomes the first artist to have posted top 10s on the chart in four decades: the 1990s, 2000s, ’10s and ’20s, dating to the list’s launch on Jan. 20, 1990.

The superstar posted 30 Country Airplay top 10s in the ’90s and four in the ’00s. He added his 35th top 10 with “Ask Me How I Know,” which led the chart dated Dec. 16, 2017, marking his 19th No. 1 and first leader and top 10 since “More Than a Memory,” which debuted atop the list dated Sept. 15, 2007, becoming the only song to ever arrive atop the survey.   

“Dive Bar” is Brooks’ second collaborative Country Airplay top 10: “In Another’s Eyes,” with then-future wife Trisha Yearwood, hit No. 2 in 1997.

As Brooks collects his 36th Country Airplay top 10, he ties Reba McEntire for the eighth-most in the chart’s history. George Strait leads with 61.

Shelton scores his 33rd Country Airplay top 10, the 11th-best total among all artists. It’s his first since “God’s Country,” which became his 26th No. 1 last July.


STRONG ‘BONES’ Maren Morris’ “The Bones” leads Country Airplay for a second week, down 1% to 37.1 million in radio reach.

“Bones” becomes Morris’ first multi-week leader of her four No. 1s, and the first by a female since Jason Aldean’s “Drowns the Whiskey,” featuring Miranda Lambert, which led for two weeks starting on the list dated Aug. 25, 2018.

As for women in lead roles ruling Country Airplay for multiple weeks, Morris is the first to do so in over seven years, since Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” dominated for two frames in October-November 2012.

‘10,000 HOURS,’ 19 WEEKS Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours” tops Billboard‘s airplay-, streaming- and sales-fueled Hot Country Songs chart for a 19th week (total: 3,192 hours), tying for the fourth-longest reign since the survey became an all-encompassing genre ranking in 1958, matching the 19-week command of Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk on By” in 1961-62.

The only songs to lead longer: Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be” (50 weeks, 2017-18); Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” (34 weeks, 2017); and FGL’s “Cruise” (24 weeks, 2012-13).

‘MAKE ME’ TOP 10 Jimmie Allen nets his second Hot Country Songs top 10, as “Make Me Want To” (Stoney Creek) pushes 12-9. The track bumps 5-4 on Country Airplay, up 2% to 27.4 million in audience, while drawing 5.6 million U.S. streams (up 46%) and 1,000 downloads sold (up 11%).

“Make” is Allen’s second straight career-opening Hot Country Songs top 10. “Best Shot” peaked at No. 5 in November 2018 and led Country Airplay for three weeks.

The streaming increase for “Make” propels it to a No. 17 debut on Billboard‘s Country Streaming Songs chart, where it’s Allen’s second entry, after “Best Shot” reached No. 10.

PARKING SPACE Jordan Davis’ “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot” enters the Country Airplay top 10 in its 43rd week (11-10), as it gains by 3% to 20.5 million in radio reach. Davis adds his third top 10, after his debut track, “Singles You Up,” led for a week in April 2018 and sophomore single “Take It From Me” hit No. 2 last March.