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Maren Morris Scores First No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Chart, Kane Brown Crowns Country Airplay

"The Bones" and "Homesick" take over atop the tallies.

Maren Morris earns her first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart as “The Bones” bumps 2-1 on the March 14-dated survey, which blends airplay, streaming and sales data.

The song dethrones Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours,” which ruled for 21 weeks, becoming the fourth-longest-leading No. 1 in the list’s history.

“Bones” reigns in its 53rd week on the chart. Only Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” took a longer trip to the top, leading in its 54th frame (Feb. 2, 2019), with both songs aided by pop radio airplay in their ascents.

“Bones” topped the Country Airplay chart for two weeks beginning Feb. 15, becoming Morris’ fourth No. 1. It rebounds 5-4, with 28 million audience impressions in the week ending March 8, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also ranks at No. 12 on the all-format Radio Songs ranking (56.1 million), as it places at No. 4 on Adult Pop Songs, No. 10 on Adult Contemporary and No. 35 on Pop Songs. It also reached No. 17 on the Adult Alternative Songs chart in December, aided by a remix with format mainstay (and fellow Columbia signee) Hozier.

“Bones” additionally drew 11.7 million U.S. streams and sold 6,000 downloads in the week ending March 5.


“The fans have spoken on this one,” Morris recently told Billboard. “It’s a real, gritty love song that I wrote years ago [with Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz]. I couldn’t be more proud that it’s become one of the biggest songs of my career to date.”

Morris is the first woman to top Hot Country Songs since Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be” wrapped its record 50-week reign on Nov. 17, 2018. Morris is the first woman to rule solo since Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan” led for its second week, on the list dated Oct. 1, 2016.

NO PLACE LIKE No. 1 Kane Brown achieves his fifth consecutive and total Country Airplay leader as “Homesick” rises 3-1, up 17% to 36.2 million in audience.

Brown wrote “Homesick” with Brock Berryhill, Matt McGinn and Taylor Phillips. “I’m truly grateful to everyone who was a part of making this song a No. 1,” Brown tells Billboard. “That includes, especially, my beautiful wife, Katelyn, who was the inspiration behind it.”

LOUD AND PROUD Two songs ascend to the Hot Country Songs top 10, both on the Big Loud label, led by Jake Owen, who logs his 11th top 10 as “Homemade” jumps 14-8. It pushes 4-2 on Country Airplay (36.2 million impressions, up 17%), while also boasting 3.9 million streams and 2,000 sold.

Plus, Morgan Wallen nets his third Hot Country Songs top 10 as “Chasin’ You” rises 11-9. It bumps 15-14 on Country Airplay (17.9 million, up 10%), while sporting 7 million streams and 3,000 sold.

ANDRESS’ FIRST TOP 10 Ingrid Andress‘ breakthrough hit “More Hearts Than Mine” rises 11-9 on Country Airplay, up 7% to 22.1 million impressions.

Notably, the song becomes the first Country Airplay top 10 by a solo woman in her first chart appearance in over two years, since Carly Pearce’s “Every Little Thing” led the list dated Nov. 25, 2017, and remained in the top tier the following week.