Chris Janson’s “Buy Me a Boat” Earns #1 at Country Radio

For Chris Janson, “Buy Me a Boat” has been the epitome of a breakthrough.

When the song first gained exposure this spring, Janson was an independent artist.

The buzz quickly landed him a deal with Warner Music Nashville. The song also received coveted support from the iHeartRadio “On the Verge” program.

This week, it reaches #1 on the Mediabase country radio singles chart. It seizes the throne from Thomas Rhett’s “Crash and Burn,” which slips to #5 this week.

In addition to claiming the greatest number of Mediabase chart points, “Buy Me a Boat” also ranked as the Mediabase country panel’s most-played song during the September 13-19 tracking week. It was the second-most-heard.

“Buy Me a Boat” received ~8,490 plays (+617) and ~54.684 million audience impressions (+2.804). No country song received as many weekly spins; only Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For a Rainy Day,” which is #3 on the points-driven Mediabase chart, reached a greater weekly audience (55.030 million).

This week’s Mediabase Top 5:
1) Chris Janson – Buy Me a Boat
2) Keith Urban – John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
3) Kenny Chesney – Save It For a Rainy Day
4) Brett Eldredge – Lose My Mind
5) Thomas Rhett – Crash and Burn

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.

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