Country Airplay Chart Swings 'Blue' as Russell Dickerson Scores Second No. 1


Plus, Loretta Lynn has a 'nice' debut.

Singer-songwriter Russell Dickerson rides to his second straight Country Airplay No. 1 with sophomore single "Blue Tacoma" (Triple Tigers). In its 32nd week on the tally (dated Oct. 13), "Tacoma" ascends 2-1, up 9 p.c to 44 million viewers impressions within the monitoring week ending Oct. 7, in keeping with Nielsen Music.

On the airplay, streaming and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart, "Tacoma" pulls into the highest 5 (7-5).

"Man, it feels surreal, actually, like, is that basically my music at No. 1?" Dickerson marvels to Billboard upon listening to that "Tacoma" had reached the Country Airplay summit. "Plus, having my second No. 1 in a single yr is simply absolute madness. I'm undoubtedly nonetheless attempting to soak up the gravity of all of it."

Dickerson co-penned "Blue" together with his frequent writing collaborators Casey Brown and Parker Welling. The trio additionally authored Dickerson's debut single and first Country Airplay No. 1, "Yours," which led for 2 weeks beginning on the Jan. 27 dated chart; the identical week, it peaked at No. three on Hot Country Songs.

"Yeah, 'Tacoma' was a no brainer for me," Dickerson says when requested about whether or not it was the pure alternative as his second single. "I all the time gauge the viewers by what songs are clicking as a result of they're those who'll be listening to the radio," he explains. "'Tacoma' is super-special to me as a result of after we initially wrote the music, it was good, however there was just a few magic lacking. My spouse and I received to exit to California for a marriage and drive the Pacific Coast Highway. When I received again, I noticed we didn't seize the awe and marvel of this surroundings. So, we re-wrote quite a lot of the verses and that's when it clicked for everybody. It sounds precisely how driving the Pacific coast feels."

Dickerson is the primary artist to land Country Airplay leaders together with his first two entries since Luke Combs rattled off No. 1s with "Hurricane" and "When It Rains It Pours," for 2 weeks every in May and November 2017, respectively. Combs made it three in a row when third single "One Number Away" topped the June 9 survey.

STILL "GREAT" Country icon Loretta Lynn strikes right into a tie for the second-most high 10s on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as her new studio set Wouldn't It Be Great (Legacy) arrives at No. eight, incomes 9,000 equal album models within the week ending Oct. four.

The 86-year-old Lynn notches her 41st Top Country Albums high 10, matching Dolly Parton for the second-best sum. Willie Nelson leads all acts with 49. Lynn passes George Strait, with 40 high 10s.

The 13-track Great was co-produced by Lynn's daughter Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.

Great is Lynn's first album since her 2016 vacation set Christmas Time Blue, which peaked at No. 26 on Top Country Albums. Earlier that yr, she launched Full Circle, which debuted and peaked at No. four.

Lynn logged her first Top Country Albums look and first high 10 with Loretta Lynn Sings, which peaked at No. 2 in 1964, the yr that the chart launched.

"LOSE" WINS Kane Brown banks his third whole and consecutive Country Airplay high 10, as "Lose It" (Zone four/RCA Nashville) rises 11-10, growing by eight p.c to 23 million in viewers.

"Lose" follows Kane's first two Country Airplay No. 1s: "Heaven," which led for 2 weeks beginning on May 19, and "What Ifs," that includes Lauren Alaina (one week, Oct. 28, 2017).

Plus, Mitchell Tenpenny achieves his first high 10 on Hot Country Songs as his debut single "Drunk Me" (Riser House/Columbia Nashville) lifts 11-10. It good points by eight p.c to 19.eight million impressions and holds at its No. 13 excessive on Country Airplay.