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Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan Explode at Country Radio

You knew it was coming.

Following a heavily hyped release that sent the song to #1 on the iTunes sales chart, #16 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and #25 on the Mediabase country airplay chart, Florida Georgia Line’s new single “Dirt” was obviously going to rank as the most-added song at country radio.

The song lived up to that expectation.

According to Mediabase, the newly-impacting “Dirt” scored pickups from a whopping 155 country stations to earn most-added honors.

Despite having an explosive week of its own, the week’s second-most-added track landed at less than half as many stations. Luke Bryan’s “Roller Coaster,” that song, scored adds from 77 stations this week.

Chase Bryant’s new “Take it on Back” followed with a healthy 34 adds, while Brett Eldredge’s debuting “Mean to Me” and Jerrod Niemann’s newly-impacting “Buzz Back Girl” each landed at 27 stations.

Other notable performers this week included Justin Moore’s “Home Sweet Home (featuring Vince Neil)” (24 adds, 6th-most), Keith Urban’s “Somewhere in My Car” (21 adds, 7th), Maddie and Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song” (15 adds, 8th), Sam Hunt’s “Leave the Night On” (14 adds, 9th) and Hunter Hayes” “Tattoo” (13 adds, 10th).

Since Mediabase’s airplay chart only includes data from monitored reporters, it is also worth looking at how songs specifically fared with those stations:

1) Florida Georgia Line – Dirt – 127 monitored adds
2) Luke Bryan – Roller Coaster – 66 monitored adds
3) Chase Bryant – Take it On Back – 34 monitored adds
4) Jerrod Niemann – Buzz Back Girl – 26 monitored adds
5) Brett Eldredge – Mean to Me – 24 monitored adds
6) Keith Urban – Somewhere in My Car – 17 monitored adds
7) Justin Moore – Home Sweet Home featuring Vince Neil – 16 monitored adds
8) Maddie and Tae – Girl in a Country Song – 15 monitored adds
9) Hunter Hayes – Tattoo – 11 monitored adds
10) Joey Hyde – Get it On – 10 monitored adds

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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