Jason Aldean scores his 22nd No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, as “Got What I Got” climbs 2-1 on the list dated Oct. 24, up 10% to 35.2 million audience impressions in the week ending Oct. 18, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
“We’re missing being out on the road bad,” Aldean tells Billboard. “So I appreciate country radio now more than ever for having our back and helping us keep getting music out there to the fans.”
The song, written by Thomas Archer, Alex Palmer and Michael Tyler, is the second single from Aldean’s ninth LP, aptly titled 9. The set debuted at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart dated Dec. 7, 2019, becoming Aldean’s seventh leader. First single “We Back” peaked at No. 6 on Country Airplay in February.
On the Hot Country Songs chart, which blends airplay, streaming and sales data, “Got” pushes 3-2. It collected 11.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending Oct. 15 and tops Country Streaming Songs for a fourth frame. It sold 5,000 downloads and bumps 4-3 on Country Digital Song Sales.
Aldean last led Country Airplay with “Rearview Town” for a week in August 2019. His run of No. 1s started with his second chart entry, “Why,” for a week in May 2006. His first charted song, “Hicktown,” hit No. 10 in October 2005, becoming his first of 32 top 10s.
With 22 Country Airplay No. 1s, Aldean has the seventh most in the history of the chart, which began in January 1990. Kenny Chesney leads with 31, followed by Tim McGraw (29), Blake Shelton (27), Alan Jackson, George Strait (26 each) and Luke Bryan (23).
‘PRETTY’ NICE MOVE Parker McCollum scores his first top 10 on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay with his major-label debut single “Pretty Heart.”
The song pushes 11-10 on both charts, with 6.4 million streams and 2,000 downloads sold. It boasts 20 million in radio reach on Country Airplay, up 8%.
“Pretty Heart” is the first single from McCollum’s EP Hollywood Gold, released Oct. 16. The 28-year-old, who hails from Conroe, Texas (just outside of Houston), and is based in Austin, co-wrote five of the six songs.
‘SKELETONS’ STARTS Brothers Osborne score their third total and consecutive top 10 on Top Country Albums as the duo’s third full-length, Skeletons arrives at No. 4. In its first week, ending Oct. 15, it earned 14,000 equivalent album units, including 8,000 in album sales.
Jay Joyce produced the 12-track Skeletons. Brothers Osborne, which comprise T. J. and John Osborne, co-wrote 10 of the songs, while the latter penned two on his own (“Muskrat Greene” and “Old Man’s Boots”).
The twosome’s sophomore set, Port Saint Joe, bowed and peaked at No. 2 on Top Country Albums in May 2018 dated tally with 22,000 units. Debut LP Pawn Shop began and peaked at No. 3 in February 2016 with 24,000 units, the act’s strongest week to date. The act’s first entry, its self-titled EP, started and peaked at No. 23 in September 2014.
Skeletons is Brothers Osborne’s first album since Live at the Ryman, a 12-song set recorded during a three-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, was released in October 2019.
“All Night,” the lead single from Skeletons, flies 39-25 on Hot Country Songs, with 3.4 million streams 2,000 sold. On Country Airplay, the song bullets at No. 30 (3.8 million, up less than 1%).
60 IN TOP 40 Garth Brooks adds his 60th top 40 hit on Hot Country Songs, as “We Belong to Each Other,” rises 41-39. The Amazon exclusive drew 2.7 million streams in the tracking week.
Brooks – who was honored with the Icon Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards Oct. 14 – reached No. 8 with his debut single, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” in July 1989. Dating to his first week on the chart that March, he ties Reba McEntire for the fifth-most top 40 hits in that span, after George Strait (79), Tim McGraw (74), Kenny Chesney (70) and Alan Jackson (63).