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Kelsea Ballerini Enters the Country Airplay Chart’s Top 10, Luke Combs Rolls Lucky 7th Week at No. 1

Kelsea Ballerini banks her sixth top 10 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, as "Miss Me More" rises 11-10 on the tally dated April 13.

Kelsea Ballerini banks her sixth top 10 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, as “Miss Me More” rises 11-10 on the tally dated April 13. The song ascends with 20.9 million audience impressions, up 6%, in the latest tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.  

Ballerini makes her first trip to the top 10 since “Legends” led the list for a week in February 2018. She hit No. 1 with her first three singles in 2015-16: “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs” and “Peter Pan.”

Notably, “Miss” marks the first Country Airplay top 10 by a female artist since the chart dated Dec. 1, 2018, when Maren Morris’ “Rich” ranked at its No. 4 peak.


In the same December to mid-April span a year earlier, two songs by solo women hit the top 10: Morris’ “I Could Use a Love Song” and Ballerini’s “Legends,” both of which hit No. 1.

The same stretch a year before yielded three top 10s by females: Carrie Underwood’s “Dirty Laundry,” the No. 1 “Road Less Traveled” by Lauren Alaina and Ballerini’s “Yeah Boy.”

STILL “CRAZY” Luke Combs‘ “Beautiful Crazy” rules Country Airplay for a seventh week (38.6 million, down 4%).

“Crazy” is now tied for the second-longest rule in the history of Country Airplay, which launched in 1990, matching Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” (2004), Kenny Chesney’s “There Goes My Life” (2003-04), Darryl Worley’s “Have You Forgotten” (2003) and Chesney’s “The Good Stuff” (2002).

Only one week stands between Combs’ fifth leader and the two longest-leading No. 1s, both with eight weeks in the penthouse: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet’s “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” (2003) and Lonestar’s “Amazed” (1999).


TOP 10 “COUNTRY” HITS Blake Shelton earns his 31st top 10 on the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart, as “God’s Country” storms 46-5. Following its first full week of tracking, it launches atop Country Digital Song Sales with 32,000 sold in its first week, marking Shelton’s fifth leader. It also arrives as his first No. 1 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart.

Michael Ray notches his third Hot Country Songs top 10 as “One That Got Away” climbs 11-10. It’s powered in large part by its 8% hike to 36.2 million in audience as it holds at its No. 3 high on Country Airplay.

Also on Country Airplay, Eli Young Band scores its fourth top 10, and first since 2013, as “Love Ain’t” leaps 12-7 (23.1 million, up 21%). The group topped the chart with its first three top 10s: “Drunk Last Night” (2013), “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (2012) and “Crazy Girl” (2011).