Chesney Scores 30th Number One Song

posted July 16th, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney has set a new record, scoring his 30th number one single on the Country Airplay chart:

Kenny Chesney’s “Get Along” ascends 2-1 in its 15th week on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart (dated July 21), as it increases 7 percent to 46.2 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending July 15, according to Nielsen Music.

“Along” marks Chesney’s 30th Country Airplay leader, lifting him into first place for the most No. 1s in the chart’s archives, dating to the list’s Jan. 20, 1990, launch. Chesney passes Tim McGraw, now in second place with 29 No. 1s. Alan Jackson and George Strait follow with 26 each.

“Get Along’ felt like such an important idea, beyond how great the song itself feels,” Chesney tells Billboard. “I think with all the anger in the world, the idea of finding what we have in common and working from there struck a nerve with people, because I can hear how much they mean it when they sing it back to me night after night. This isn’t just a party tune to them; it’s something they believe.”

Chesney continues, “Because of that, for it to be my 30th No. 1, that’s awesome. I like the idea of a song about bringing people together at a time when people are craving that unity; it’s the perfect way to set a record. Something good coming from something that’s about doing good.”



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