Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan” is not simply the #1 song at country radio. It also ranks as America’s hottest country song — period.
Up one spot, the third “The First Time” single takes #1 on this week’s Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It marks Ballerini’s first #1 on the all-encompassing listing, which ranks country songs based on combined activity from sales, streams and radio airplay.
Ballerini follows Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood in becoming only the fourth solo female artist to reach #1 on the all-encompassing version of Hot Country Songs, which was launched in October 2012 (prior to that, Hot Country Songs was an airplay chart, and there was no all-encompassing listing specifically for country songs).
She is the third such artist (after Swift and Underwood) to top Hot Country Songs with a solo release.
“Peter Pan” is, moreover, the first song by a solo female artist to simultaneously top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.
In addition to claiming #1 on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, “Peter Pan” rises five places to #3 on Country Digital Songs. It also ticks up one place to #3 on Country Streaming Songs.
Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.,” which spent eighteen straight weeks at #1 on Hot Country, falls to #2. Dierks Bentley’s “Different For Girls (featuring Elle King)” holds at #3, while Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World On Fire (with P!nk)” rises one spot to #4.
Sam Hunt’s “Make You Miss Me” falls a spot to #5.