In its 21st week on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated April 29), Jason Aldean's "Any Ol' Barstool" ascends 2-1, increasing 5 percent to 45.2 million audience impressions in the week ending April 16, according to Nielsen Music.
Aldean, who won the entertainer of the year trophy at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) on April 2, earns his 17th Country Airplay leader. "It's always a cool feeling to know country radio and fans are behind you," he tells Billboard. "It never gets old making it to No. 1, and it proves I've got the best and hardest-working band, crew and team there is."
Aldean ties Luke Bryan for 11th place among acts with the most No. 1s in the history of the Country Airplay chart, which launched Jan. 20, 1990. Tim McGraw leads with 29.
"Barstool," written by Josh Thompson and Deric Ruttan, is the third single from Aldean's seventh full-length, They Don't Know, with all three now having reached the Country Airplay summit. Lead track "Lights Come On" topped the chart dated July 23, 2016, and "A Little More Summertime" crowned the Dec. 3, 2016, list (for a week each).
Aldean reached No. 1 for the first time with his second single, "Why" (May 27, 2006).
On the Hot Country Songs chart, which blends airplay, streaming and sales data, "Barstool" bumps 6-5, becoming Aldean's 21st top five hit on the tally. ("Lights" climbed to No. 3, and "Summertime" reached No. 5.) His latest lifts 4 percent to 4.6 million U.S. streams in the tracking week. On Country Digital Song Sales, although it drops by 27 percent to 10,000 downloads sold, it hikes 19-13. (The week before, the track gained by 74 percent to 14,000 sold in the wake of the ACM Awards.)
'ROAD' GOES ON: Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" dominates Hot Country Songs for a 10th week. After debuting at No. 2 on the chart dated Feb. 18, "Body" has spent the following 10 frames on top. Hunt is now within a week of matching his longest-running leader on the list: "Take Your Time" led for 11 weeks beginning Feb. 21, 2015.
"Body" bumps 4-2 on Country Airplay, increasing 12 percent to 42.3 million in audience, and, despite a 12 percent dip (to 61,000), it paces Country Digital Song Sales for an 11th week. Dating to the launch of "Body" atop Country Digital Song Sales (Feb. 18), it has sold 677,000 downloads; it is the fourth-best-selling song among all genres in 2017. On Country Streaming Songs, "Body" rules for a 10th week, increasing 4 percent to 13.8 million U.S. streams.
BITTERSWEET DEBUT 'FOR' JOEY FEEK: If Not for You, the solo album that Joey Feek -- half of the duo Joey + Rory -- recorded in 2005, arrives on Top Country Albums at No. 6. It earns 11,000 equivalent album units, with 10,000 in pure sales.
Feek, who died March 4, 2016, after battling cervical cancer, recorded the album prior to Joey + Rory's first LP release, The Life of a Song, which debuted and peaked at No. 10 on the Top Country Albums chart dated Nov. 15, 2008. If Not for You was co-produced by her husband, Rory Feek, and Bill McDermott.
NEW TOP 10s: Dierks Bentley banks his 21st Hot Country Songs top 10 as "Black" bounds 11-8. The track increases by 5 percent to 29.9 million impressions and bullets at No. 9 on Country Airplay.
Plus, Brett Young notches his second Country Airplay top 10 with his sophomore single, "In Case You Didn't Know." It increases 14 percent to 27.8 million and hops 12-10. Young's debut single, "Sleep Without You," peaked at No. 2 on Country Airplay on the Dec. 10, 2016, chart.