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‘Good’ News: Chris Janson Achieves First No. 1 On Country Airplay Chart

Chris Janson scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart as "Good Vibes" rises 2-1 in its 34th week on the tally (dated Oct. 26).

Chris Janson scores his first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart as “Good Vibes” rises 2-1 in its 34th week on the tally (dated Oct. 26).

The song, released on Warner Music Nashville/WAR, reigns with a 10% gain to 40.1 million audience impressions in the week ending Oct. 20, according to Nielsen Music.

On Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, which blends airplay, streaming and sales data, “Vibes” ascends 8-6.

“I’m humbled to have a No. 1 hit,” Janson tells Billboard. “I’m even more humbled to be able to do this for a living. I feel really blessed, and that’s exactly what ‘Good Vibes’ expresses in song.”


The track, which Janson wrote with Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell, is the launch single from Janson’s third LP, Real Friends, released on Oct. 18. Janson co-wrote all 13 tracks on the set, with “Done” following as the next single (going to radio on Nov. 25).

Janson has logged nine Country Airplay entries, including four top 10s. The Missouri native, who became a member of Grand Ole Opry last year, first charted in 2010 with the No. 56-peaking “‘Til a Woman Comes Along.” He sailed to his breakthrough hit and first top 10 with “Buy Me a Boat,” which reached No. 3 in 2015. His additional top 10s prior to his first leader: “Fix a Drink” (No. 2, 2017) and “Drunk Girl” (No. 7, 2018).

ONE MORE TO TIE At the Top Country Albums apex, Luke Combs’ This One’s for You rebounds from No. 2 (19,000 equivalent album units).

The set, which debuted at No. 1 in June 2017, leads for a 49th frame and is now just one week from potentially tying for the longest rule in the chart’s history. Shania Twain’s Come on Over dominated for 50 weeks beginning in November 1997.

NO JUNIOR JINX FOR JINKS Cody Jinks’ After the Fire flies onto Top Country Albums at No. 2 with 15,000 units; with 13,000 sold, the set starts as his first No. 1 on Country Album Sales.

The Texan tallies his third straight career-opening top five title on Top Country Albums and ties his best rank. Lifers opened at its No. 2 peak in August 2018 and I’m Not the Devil debuted at its No. 4 high in September 2016.

Fire also crackles at No. 1 on Americana/Folk Albums, marking Jinks’ second leader, following Lifers.


‘LIGHTNING’ STRIKES Also on Top Country Albums, Blanco Brown’s first LP, Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, arrives at No. 16 with 7,000 units (1,000 in album sales). Lead single “The Git Up” commanded Hot Country Songs for 12 weeks beginning in July.