Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown Top Country Airplay Chart With ‘Thank God’
They're the second married couple ever to cozy up to No. 1 with a duet.
Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown’s “Thank God” hits the penthouse on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart (dated Feb. 18). In the week ending Feb. 9, the song increased by 7% to 32.6 million in audience, according to Luminate.
“Thank God” is the first duet for the pair, who married on Oct. 12, 2018. The husband and wife make their ninth and first trips to No. 1 on Country Airplay, respectively.
Notably, the Browns mark the second married couple to go hand-in-hand to the top of Country Airplay with a duet: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s “It’s Your Love” led for six weeks in 1997. (Plus, Blake Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here,” featuring Pistol Annies – with his then-wife Miranda Lambert – and Friends, reigned for a week in 2013.)
“Thank God” was penned by Christian Davis, Kyle Fishman, Jaxson Free, Josh Hoge and Jared Mullins, and Dann Huff produced.
It’s the third single, and Country Airplay leader, from Brown’s LP Different Man. “One Mississippi” ruled for a week last March and “Like I Love Country Music” led for a week in August. Starting with Brown’s duet with Chris Young, “Famous Friends,” which led for one frame in July 2021, he has rolled up four No. 1s in a row.
The singer-songwriter from northwest Georgia banked his first Country Airplay No. 1 in October 2017 with “What Ifs,” featuring Lauren Alaina.
On the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Country Songs survey dated Feb. 11, “Thank God” ranked at No. 3, with its airplay Jan. 27-Feb. 2 bolstered by 10.8 million official U.S. streams and 3,000 downloads sold.
The track is also being promoted to pop and adult radio and jumps 33-25 on the Pop Airplay chart and 30-26 on Adult Pop Airplay (both dated Feb. 18).
Top 10 ‘Place’-ment
Bailey Zimmerman scores his second Country Airplay top 10 in as many chart appearances as “Rock and a Hard Place” climbs 11-8 (21.1 million, up 12%). The song follows his “Fall in Love,” which led for a week in December.
All charts dated Feb. 18 will update on Billboard.com Tuesday, Feb. 14.