Parmalee‘s love song “Take My Name” ascends to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart (dated June 18). In the tracking week ending June 12, the single gained by 6% to 29.4 million audience impressions, according to Luminate.
“Name,” released on Stoney Creek (under the Broken Bow Records umbrella), was written by Parmalee frontman Matt Thomas with David Fanning, Ashley Gorley and Ben Johnson, and produced by Fanning (who is also the group’s manager).
Parmalee is rounded out by Scott Thomas (Matt’s brother), Barry Knox and Josh McSwain.
Parmalee attains its third Country Airplay No. 1 – and its first set of back-to-back leaders – as “Name” follows the act’s duet with Blanco Brown, “Just the Way,” which led for a week in March 2021, becoming the quartet’s second chart-topper (and Brown’s first). Parmalee first reigned for a week in December 2013 with its second of eight entries on the survey, “Carolina.”
“To have back-to-back No. 1 songs is incredible,” Matt Smith tells Billboard. “The way country radio and our fans have embraced this song and have helped take it to the top is overwhelming. It feels like we are just getting started.”
The band has scored two additional top 10s: “Close Your Eyes” (No. 4, December 2014) and “Already Callin’ You Mine” (No. 10, December 2015).
On the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart, “Name” pushes 3-2 for a new best. It drew 7 million U.S. streams (down 4%) and sold 2,100 downloads (up 7%) in the week ending June 9.
Morgan Wallen’s “Wasted on You” crowns Hot Country Songs for a fifth week. It tops Country Streaming Songs for a 10th frame (12 million streams, up 1%) and sold 4,000 downloads (up 3%) in the tracking week. On Country Airplay, the song holds at its No. 3 high (26.7 million, up 5%).
Meanwhile, parent LP Dangerous: The Double Album leads Top Country Albums for a record-extending 61st week (52,000 equivalent album units, down 3%).
Hot ‘Country’ Song
Kane Brown adds his 11th Hot Country Songs top 10 as “Like I Love Country Music” strides 11-10. On Country Airplay, the song pushes 15-13 for a new high, increasing 7% to 13.5 million in audience. It also drew 5.3 million clicks and sold 2,700.
“Like” marks Brown’s first visit to the Hot Country Songs upper tier since “One Mississippi,” which reached No. 4 in January; on Country Airplay, “Mississippi” became his seventh leader in March.
Co-authored by Brown, his latest single shouts out country cornerstones Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn (with the duo making a cameo on the recording).
‘Backroads’ & a ‘Truck’
Jake Owen scores his 13th Country Airplay top 10, as “Best Thing Since Backroads” rumbles 11-10 (15.4 million, up 6%). The song follows “Made for You,” which ruled for two weeks in May 2021, marking his ninth leader.
Owen first hit the Country Airplay top 10 with his second chart entry, “Startin’ With Me,” which reached No. 6 in July 2007. He visited the summit for his first time with “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” which dominated for two frames in September 2011.
Concurrently, Dylan Scott nets his fourth Country Airplay top 10 as “New Truck” rides 14-10 (15.1 million, up 13%). The song is the lead single from his sophomore full-length Livin’ My Best Life, due Aug. 5.
Scott makes his second consecutive trip to the Country Airplay top 10, after “Nobody” hit No. 2 in June 2021. Among his eight entries, he has achieved one No. 1, as “My Girl” led for a week in July 2017.