These four male country artists celebrated number one songs, with two of them celebrating their 10th career number one just recently. Local Franklin resident, Chris Janson, has celebrated number ones as a songwriter but this was his second number one as an artist. Keep reading and be sure to watch Janson’s behind the scenes video of his number one party.
Thomas Rhett – “Marry Me”
Thomas Rhett continues to generate back-to-back chart-toppers, notching his 10th career number one with his latest single “Marry Me.” The hit is spending its second straight week at number one on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts, also marking its third week at No. One in Canada. Following LIFE CHANGES’ “Craving You” and “Unforgettable” also peaking at the top chart position, “Marry Me” marks his third No. One hit in the past year, more than any other Country artist. Rhett posted a video on his Facebook page thanking his fans.
“It is unbelievable to me that the fans and Country radio have gotten behind me for 10 No. one’s,” said Thomas Rhett. “As an artist and songwriter, there is nothing better than knowing and feeling your music connect with people. I’m just incredibly grateful.”
Chris Young – “Losing Sleep”
Chris Young took the stage at Nashville’s Tin Roof Broadway for a special live performance of his ten No. 1 singles as he joined his music industry friends, including country icon Randy Travis, and family celebrating the chart-topping success of “Losing Sleep.” Renamed “Ten” Roof just for the momentous occasion, he performed each of his ten chart-toppers to cap off the party honoring Young (BMI), “Losing Sleep” co-writers Chris DeStefano (ASCAP) and Josh Hoge (SESAC) and co-producer Corey Crowder. Sony Music Nashville EVP/COO, Ken Robold also surprised the singer with a Double Platinum plaque for his multi-week No. 1, “I’m Comin’ Over.”
“We have no idea if we ever get to stand with a microphone in front of people at a No. 1 party ever again. I didn’t think I’d get to do my first one,” says Young. “It really is one of those things where I went from playing at El Chico on Murfreesboro Road, and with everybody’s support…my family’s support…and a lot of luck, right now I’m standing up here talking about my tenth No. 1 and Randy Travis is sitting over there.”
Dustin Lynch – “Small Town Boy”
Dustin Lynch is bringing home even more accolades for his record-setting, four-week #1 hit “Small Town Boy,” which is officially certified PLATINUM by the RIAA for exceeding 1 million sales and streams in the U.S. alone.
“Small Town Boy” marks Lynch’s third platinum single and fifth consecutive #1. The summer groove reigned over the Billboard Country Airplay chart for four straight weeks in 2017, making it the chart’s longest-running leader of the year with the largest single-week audience. Watch the video from the celebration below where songwriter, Rhett Adkins talks about writing the song from his bunk on the road with Lynch.
Chris Janson – “Fix a Drink”
Franklin resident, Chris Janson who was recently invited to join the Opry celebrated his second number one hit – “Fix a Drink.” In the video below, it shows behind the scenes with Janson during the number one party at BMI. Janson brought his entire team on stage to thank them calling it a team effort.