As we enter a new decade, superstar Garth Brooks becomes the first artist to have appeared on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart in the 1980s, ’90s, 2000s, ’10s and, now, the ’20s, as “Dive Bar” with Blake Shelton, pushes from No. 24 to No. 21 on the Jan. 11-dated survey.
Brooks first appeared on the chart with “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” on March 25, 1989, at No. 94 (when the ranking ran 100 positions deep). The track peaked at No. 8 that July, becoming Brooks’ first of 36 top 10s. He has posted 89 appearances overall, including 19 No. 1s.
Brooks joins other genre cornerstones in appearing on Hot Country Songs, which launched as an all-encompassing genre songs chart in 1958, in at least five distinct decades; just since 2018, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton have each graced the list, extending their run of charted titles to six decades apiece (1960s-2010s), with Parton having made history with at least one top 20 hit in each of those decades. Plus, George Jones charted in 2011, expanding his streak of entries to seven decades, starting in the ’50s.
2,184 HOURS AT No. 1 Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours” leads Hot Country Songs for a 13th week. It tops Country Streaming Songs for an eighth week (13.3 million U.S. streams, up 1%, according to Nielsen Music); dips to No. 2 after four weeks atop Country Digital Song Sales (13,000 sold, down 1%); and drops 3-4 on Country Airplay, although with a 21% gain to 36.1 million radio audience impressions.
With the track, Dan + Shay equal the total weeks on top of the duo’s other two Hot Country Songs No. 1s: “Speechless” and “Tequila” led for nine and four weeks, respectively.