Russell Dickerson’s ‘Every Little Thing’ Makes a Big Jump On the Country Airplay Chart


Plus, new top 10s for Kenny Chesney, Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell.

Russell Dickerson collects his third consecutive career-opening No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, as "Every Little Thing," released on Triple Tigers, hops 4-1 on the Nov. 9-dated list, in its 48th week on the survey, up 15% to 37.9 million in radio reach, according to Nielsen Music.

"Three No. 1s in a row is so crazy," Dickerson said after learning of his latest coronation. "I've always dreamed of hearing my songs on the radio, but to have my first three songs released go to the top of the chart is such a massive dream come true."

"Thing" follows "Blue Tacoma," Dickerson's second Country Airplay leader which hit the summit in its 32nd frame (Oct. 13, 2018), and his debut hit "Yours," which reached the penthouse in its 39th frame (Jan. 27, 2018) for its first of two weeks on top.

Dickerson is the first artist to send his first three Country Airplay entries to No. 1 since Luke Combs, who notched his third straight leader, "One Number Away," in June 2018. (Combs has since doubled his total to six No. 1s on the list.)

'TIP' OF THE CAP Kenny Chesney banks his 56th Country Airplay top 10, as "Tip of My Tongue" bumps 11-10 (22.9 million, up 4%).

Chesney has tallied the third-most top 10s since Country Airplay began in January 1990, after George Strait (61) and Tim McGraw (57), including a record 30 No. 1s.

'TOWN' GOSSIP Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell's "What Happens in a Small Town" hits the Hot Country Songs top 10, rising 12-8. The duet sports a 13% gain to 4 million U.S. streams and a 7% jump to 33.3 million in radio audience, as it pushes 5-3 on Country Airplay, along with 6,000 sold.

Gilbert adds his sixth Hot Country Songs top 10 and Ell earns her first.