Tim McGraw, Joe Nichols, Brad Paisley, Kelsea Ballerini Enter Top 25 on Country Airplay

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Rich with shakeups this week, the Billboard Country Airplay chart welcomes four additions to its top twenty five this week.

Leading the way is Tim McGraw’s “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools (with Catherine Dunn).” Up four places from last week’s position, the song claims #22 on the strength of its 11.876 million weekly audience impressions.

That impression count bests last week’s mark by a healthy 3.342 million.

Joe Nichols’ “Hard to be Cool” soars to the #23 position on this week’s chart. Up a similar four places, “Hard to Be Cool” received 8.976 million weekly audience impressions (+1.366 million).

“Crushin’ It,” the follow-up to Brad Paisley’s #1 airplay hit “Perfect Storm,” surges eight places to the #24 spot this week. It commanded 8.800 million audience impressions (+2.233 million).

Kelsea Ballerini’s “Love Me Like You Mean It” claims the chart’s last remaining Top 25 position. Ballerini’s debut single reaches that #25 position courtesy its 8.465 million audience impressions (+1.224 million).

Like the McGraw and Nichols songs, it bests last week’s chart rank by four places.

Written by Brian Cantor

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