Thomas Rhett Earns 17th Week At #1 on Hot Country, Maren Morris Reaches Top 5

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The distinction of America’s hottest country song remains with Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man,” which earns a sixteenth straight week — and seventeenth week overall — atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

In earning its seventeenth week on top, “Happy Man” now outright ranks as the chart’s third-longest-reigning leader. Only Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” (24 weeks) and Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk On By” (19 weeks) spent more time at #1.

In conjunction with its #1 position on the all-encompassing Hot Country chart, “Happy Man” rises to #1 on Country Streaming Songs. It nonetheless slips to #4 on Country Digital Songs and #10 on Country Airplay.

As it climbs to #4 on Country Airplay, Cole Swindell’s “You Should Be Here” ascends to #2 on the overall Hot Country Songs chart. It also rises to #2 on Country Digital Songs and #4 on Country Streaming Songs.

Carrie Underwood’s “Heartbeat,” which is #2 on Country Airplay, #5 on Country Streaming Songs, and #8 on Country Digital Songs is #3 on the overall Hot Country chart.

Brett Eldredge’s “Drunk On Your Love” rises one place to #4 on Hot Country Songs. It concurrently moves up to #5 on Country Airplay and Country Digital and #10 on Country Streaming.

Up two places, Maren Morris’ debut single “My Church” takes #5 on Hot Country Songs. This marks its first Top 5 appearance.

“My Church” meanwhile holds at #1 on Country Digital Songs and jumps to #13 on Country Airplay.

Written by Brian Cantor

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