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Kenny Chesney’s “Rainy Day” Tops Country Airplay Chart With Record Audience

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In addition to reaching #1 on the Mediabase country radio singles chart, Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For a Rainy Day” scores a third week atop the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

It does so courtesy a record weekly audience total.

“Rainy Day” received 51.609 million weekly audience impressions from the Nielsen/BDS panel of country stations. Up by 732,000 from last week’s mark, the figure represents a new single-week record for the panel.

“Rainy Day” is notably the fourth single — and fourth number one — from Chesney’s “The Big Revival.”

“I knew I wanted to do something different musically, and say something more,” says Chesney. “I think the audience is hungry for songs that speak to their lives, the way they actually live them… And one thing I think everyone needs sometimes is perspective. ‘Save It For A Rainy Day’ is that kind of song: ‘the sun’s too bright and the sky’s too blue/ beer’s too cold to be thinking about you…’ reminds you that you can decide what you’re gonna focus on.

“But that anyone’s fourth single is a three week No. 1? That’s almost unheard of. And that it happened with The Big Revival? That’s everything I’d hoped when I spent all that time: music that’s medicine, that gives people what they need to really dig in and live their lives!”

Also in the Billboard Top 5: Brett Eldredge’s “Lose My Mind” (#2), Luke Bryan’s “Strip It Down” (#3), Keith Urban’s “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” (#4), Florida Georgia Line’s “Anything Goes” (#5).

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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