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Tyler Childers’ “Country Squire” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

Tyler Childers’ “Country Squire” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

Tyler Childers’ new album, Country Squire, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart this week. Produced by Sturgill Simpson and Dave Ferguson, Country Squire moved 32,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. The nine-song offering marks the Kentucky native’s first No. 1 album. Tyler’s sophomore album, Purgatory, peaked at No.…MORE

Luke Combs Makes History With 6th Consecutive No. 1 Single “Beer Never Broke My Heart”

Luke Combs Makes History With 6th Consecutive No. 1 Single “Beer Never Broke My Heart”

Luke Combs is breaking his own records. Luke’s current single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” ascended to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week. With his latest No. 1 single, Luke is first country artist in history whose first six singles have reached No. 1, following previous chart-toppers “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It…MORE

Miranda Lambert’s New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Debuts in Top 20

Miranda Lambert’s New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Debuts in Top 20

Miranda Lambert is feeling fresh. The Texas native’s new single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after being released to country radio on July 18. The feat marks Miranda’s second-highest debut on the Airplay chart, following 2016’s “Vice,” which launched at No. 18. The…MORE

Lee Brice Scores 6th No. 1 Single With “Rumor”

Lee Brice Scores 6th No. 1 Single With “Rumor”

Lee Brice scored his sixth No. 1 single as “Rumor” hit the top spot on both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. Co-penned by Lee, Ashley Gorley and Kyle Jacobs, “Rumor” is Lee’s first No. 1 single since “Drinking Class” reached the top of the Mediabase chart in Summer 2015. “Watching…MORE

Billboard Reveals 2018’s Top 10 Country Artists, Singles, Albums & More

Billboard Reveals 2018’s Top 10 Country Artists, Singles, Albums & More

As 2018 begins to wind down, Billboard has released its top listening trends of the year, including the most-played country artists, singles, albums and more. Check out a few of Billboard’s Top 10 lists below. For more comprehensive lists, visit billboard.com. 2018 Top Country Airplay Songs “Heaven” | Kane Brown “Get Along” | Kenny Chesney…MORE

The 10 Best-Selling Digital Songs of 2016 Include Tunes by Dan + Shay, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini—But Who’s No. 1?

The 10 Best-Selling Digital Songs of 2016 Include Tunes by Dan + Shay, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini—But Who’s No. 1?

According to Billboard and Nielsen Music, individual track sales took a hit in 2016, dropping from 113.9 million units sold in 2015 to 87.5 million units in 2016. Even with the 26.4-million decline, two artists managed to release singles that soared over the 1-million mark: Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y” (1.37 million) and Tim McGraw’s “Humble…MORE

Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” Becomes Just the Third Song to Top All FOUR Billboard Country Charts

Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” Becomes Just the Third Song to Top All FOUR Billboard Country Charts

Last week we reported that Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” tripled-up by simultaneously occupying the top spot on three Billboard charts: Country Airplay, Hot Country Songs (airplay/sales/streaming) and Country Digital Song Sales. Well, this week Keith has homered as “Blue Ain’t Your Color” simultaneously occupies the top spot on all four of Billboard’s Nielsen…MORE

The 10 Best-Selling Country Albums of 2016 Include Blake Shelton, Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood—But Who’s No. 1?

The 10 Best-Selling Country Albums of 2016 Include Blake Shelton, Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood—But Who’s No. 1?

According to Billboard and Nielsen Music, 2016 country albums sales were down 11 percent from 2015. Interestingly enough, the top-selling album of 2016—Chris Stapleton’s Traveller—was released in 2015, and so were two other albums in the Top 10: Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up and Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller. Sam Hunt’s Montevallo was released in 2014. With sales…MORE

Garth Brooks Accomplishes a Feat of Garth-onian Proportions

Garth Brooks Accomplishes a Feat of Garth-onian Proportions

For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, a country artist has three of the Top 5 albums on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. His name? Mr. Garth “The Thunder Rolls” Brooks. According to Billboard, Garth holds slots No. 2, 3 and 4 on the chart with Christmas Together, the Christmas Together/Gunslinger boxed set and…MORE

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