Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids” Hits #1, Florida Georgia Line Top 5

After spending two weeks in the grip of Lady Antebellum’s “Bartender,” the number one spot on Mediabase’s country radio airplay chart belongs to a new song.

Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids” is that song.

The lead single from Chesney’s “The Big Revival” reaches #1 on the strength of 7,906 spins during the September 7-13 tracking period. The Lady Antebellum song slips all the way to #6.

Dustin Lynch’s “Where it’s At” rises one place to number two. It received 7,711 spins during the aforementioned seven day period.

Cole Swindell’s “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” (#3), Luke Bryan’s “Roller Coaster” (#4) and Florida Georgia Line’s “Dirt” (#5) claim the remaining positions in the top five. Like “Kids” and “Where it’s At,” each song is up one spot over last week.

Other movers at country radio:

— Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett’s “Small Town Throwdown” and Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood’s “Somethin’ Bad” reach the Top 10 this week. They claim the #9 and #10 positions, respectively.

— Frankie Ballard’s “Sunshine & Whiskey” rises four places to a new high of #12.

— Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light” enters the Top 15 at #14.

— Big & Rich’s “Look at You” joins the Top 20 at #17. Keith Urban’s “Somewhere in My Car” and Maddie & Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song” also enter the Top 20 at #18 and #20, respectively.

— Scotty McCreery’s “Feelin’ It” leaps four places to a new peak of #22.

— Rascal Flatts’ “Payback” and Chase Bryant’s “Take it On Back” reach the Top 25 at #24 and #25, respectively.

— Dan + Shay’s “Show You Off” goes Top 30 with a new peak of #28. Hunter Hayes’ “Tattoo” joins the Top 30 mix at #30.

— Brad Paisley’s “Perfect Storm” and Darius Rucker’s “Homegrown Honey” reach the Top 40 this week. The latter rises twelve places to #33. The former lifts four spots to #40.

Written by Brian Cantor

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