Jimmie Allen&#zero39;s &#zero39;Best Shot&#zero39; Is Longest-Leading Debut Country Airplay No. 1 Since 2001

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Also, Thomas Rhett And Jason Aldean add high 10s.

Jimmie Allen's "Best Shot" rebounds 2-1 for a 3rd complete week atop Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated Dec. 15), attracting 36.7 million viewers impressions (down 9 p.c) for the monitoring week ending Dec. 9, in line with Nielsen Music. The track narrowly bests Mitchell Tenpenny's "Drunk Me" which surges 5-2 with Most Increased Audience honors (36.5 million, up 13 p.c).

Allen's debut single initially hit No. 1 in its 40th week, on the chart dated Nov. 24, and held on for a second week atop the Dec. 1 record. In between the latter and newest frames, Kane Brown's "Lose It" topped the Dec. Eight tally.

Notably, "Best Shot" is the primary track by any artist to return No. 1 on Country Airplay after descending in over a decade, since Jimmy Wayne's "Do You Believe Me Now," which first rose to the apex on Sept. 13, 2008. It revisited the highest spot two weeks later, after per week at No. 1 for Brad Paisley's "Waitin' on a Woman."

"Seeing the resurgence of 'Best Shot' is a testomony to how nice of a crew I've," Allen tells Billboard. "They have continued to battle for this track when so many others would have given up. I'm so grateful to nation radio and its listeners for his or her help.

Adds Allen of the love track, "Seeing 'Best Shot' join with the hearts of so many is proof that we're much more alike than we're totally different."

Meanwhile, "Shot" is the primary debut hit to steer Country Airplay for as many as three weeks since Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise," which reigned for 3 weeks starting Dec. 15, 2012. As for the final time that an introductory hit by a solo male dominated for not less than three weeks? Blake Shelton's freshman single, "Austin," dominated for 5 frames in 2001.

"SIXTEEN" = 10 Thomas Rhett earns his 12th high 10 on the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart, as "Sixteen" pushes 11-10. The track, which Rhett co-wrote with Sean Douglas and Joe Spargur, is from Rhett's album Life Changes, which debuted as his first No. 1 on each Top Country Albums and the all-genre Billboard 200 in September 2017.

"Sixteen" will increase by 10 p.c to 26.7 million impressions and climbs Eight-6 on Country Airplay. It additionally bumps up by 13 p.c to three,000 downloads offered and 4 p.c to 2.Eight million U.S. streams.

Rhett's resume of 12 Hot Country Songs high 10s contains his lone No. 1 up to now, "Die a Happy Man," which dominated for 17 weeks starting in November 2015. He first reached the highest 10 with "It Goes Like This," which hit No. 2 in 2013.

ALDEAN TAKES "GIRL" TO TOP 10 Jason Aldean's "Girl Like You" hops 12-10 on Country Airplay, rising by 13 p.c to 21.9 million in viewers.

"Girl" is Aldean's 29th Country Airplay high 10, lifting him previous Clint Black (28), to take sole possession of 13th place for probably the most high 10s within the historical past of the survey, which launched Jan. 20, 1990. Among solo males, Aldean ranks 10th, immediately behind Blake Shelton, with 31. George Strait leads all artists with 61 Country Airplay high 10s.

"Girl" is the third single from Aldean's album Rearview Town, which debuted atop each Top Country Albums and the Billboard 200 on April 28. "Girl" follows "Drowns the Whiskey," that includes Miranda Lambert, and the album's first single, "You Make It Easy," which topped Country Airplay for 2 weeks apiece in Aug. and May, respectively.

Aldean first reached the Country Airplay high 10 together with his debut single, "Hicktown," which hit No. 10 in 2005. Next launch "Why" in 2006 turned the primary of his 19 No. 1s.