Cole Swindell’s “Whiskey” Claims #1 at Country Radio; Zac Brown, Sam Hunt Go Top 5

Make that three in a row for Cole Swindell, whose “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” claims the #1 position on this week’s official Mediabase country airplay chart.

Following in the chart-topping footsteps of Swindell’s previous singles “Chillin’ It” and “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Whiskey” rises two places to the chart’s apex this week.

Not simply the week’s leader in Mediabase chart points, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” also ranks as the week’s most-played and most-heard song. It earned a format-best 7,749 plays and 60.83 million audience impressions during the March 15-21 tracking week.

“Whiskey” also appears bound for #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. If it does reach that chart’s apex, it will become Swindell’s second straight Billboard #1 (“Chillin’ It,” which reached #1 on Mediabase, peaked at #2 on the Billboard chart).

— Two songs officially enter the Top 5 this week. Zac Brown Band’s “Homegrown,” which seems poised to become the format’s next #1 hit, jumps four places to a new peak of #2. Sam Hunt’s “Take Your Time,” which also appears destined to reach #1 in the coming weeks, surges four places to a new peak of #5.

Darius Rucker’s “Homegrown Honey” (#3) and Chris Young’s “Lonely Eyes” (#4) hold the other top 5 slots.

— Keith Urban’s “Raise ‘Em Up (featuring Eric Church)” joins the top ten this week. It rises one place to #10.

Written by Brian Cantor

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