Lady Antebellum’s “Bartender” Holds at #1, Blake Shelton Goes Top 20

Lady Antebellum [ABC]

Last week, Lady Antebellum’s “Bartender” overtook Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk on a Plane” to claim the number one spot on the Mediabase country airplay chart.

This week, it withstood a challenge from Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids” to retain its #1 spot.

Mediabase’s official airplay chart is now live, and it reveals that “Bartender” will spend a second week at number one.

Despite losing steam this week, the song’s country format spin count of 7,623 bested the 7,609 garnered by #2 song “American Kids” during the August 31-September 6 tracking period.

“Bartender” also won the audience impression game with a total of 55.32 million this week. “Kids” settled for 54.99 million.

Dustin Lynch’s “Where it’s At” (#3, 7,275 spins), Cole Swindell’s “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” (#4, 7,095 spins) and Luke Bryan’s “Roller Coaster” (#5, 6,897 spins) completed the top five.

Other country airplay news for the week between August 31 and September 6:

— Sam Hunt’s “Leave the Night On” climbs three places to #14.

— Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light” surges five places to a new peak of #18. Its weekly spin gain of 750 was third only to those of Garth Brooks’ “People Loving People” (which launched this week) and Luke Bryan’s “Roller Coaster.”

— Despite launching on the fourth day of the tracking period, Brooks’ “People Loving People” still earned enough spins (2,343) to reach #25. Since Billboard’s chart is audience based on inclusive of Sunday, it will land even higher on that publication’s Country Airplay chart.

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Ariana Grande’s “Break Free” Officially Goes Top 5 at Pop

“All About That Bass” is Greatest Gainer at Pop, Hot AC