Travis Greene‘s “Good & Loved,” featuring DOE, rises 3-1 on Billboard‘s Gospel Airplay chart dated May 29. In the tracking week ending May 23, the song increased by 17% in plays, according to MRC Data.
The coronation awards Greene his fifth Gospel Airplay No. 1 and DOE, aka Dominique Jones, her first leader in her first visit to the chart.
“Good & Loved” was solo-penned by Greene, who pastors Forward City Church in Columbia, S.C., with his wife, Jacqueline Gyamfi Greene.
“‘Good & Loved’ is a song that I began writing at our church in South Carolina and finished writing at an airport in Africa,” Greene tells Billboard. “I instantly knew that this song was special, but I could not have imagined its impact. I’m so grateful to Doe Jones for adding her amazing voice to this anthem. The success of this song is the product of radio’s support, each listener’s request and, ultimately, the goodness of God.”
Greene had last led Gospel Airplay with “Won’t Let Go” for a week last July. Before that, he reigned with “You Waited” (nine frames starting in November 2017), “Made a Way” (three, beginning in December 2016) and “Intentional” (one, January 2016).
Greene moves into a tie with Donald Lawrence and Marvin Sapp for the fourth-most Gospel Airplay No. 1s since the list launched in March 2005. Kirk Franklin leads with eight, followed by Tamela Mann (seven) and James Fortune & FIYA (six).
As for DOE, her 2020 debut self-titled EP arrived and peaked at No. 24 on Top Gospel Albums in November.
“Good & Loved” was originally released on Greene’s most recent album, 2019’s Broken Record, in a version featuring Steffany Gretzinger. The set started at No. 2 on Top Gospel Albums that November, after the song hit a No. 7 high on the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Gospel Songs chart that October. The single debuted on Gospel Airplay in December 2020, with the version featuring DOE being promoted to radio.