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Luke Bryan tops Billboard chart with ‘Drink a Beer’ this week

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Luke Bryan’s poignant single, “Drink a Beer” takes over the number one position on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. The chart, released on Thursday, February 6, ranks the most spins on country radio.

After forty-one weeks, Eric Paslay continues to move up the chart. His single, “Friday Night,” moves two places to land in the runner-up position. Last week’s top song, “Whatever She’s Got” by David Nail falls to number three. Cole Swindell claims the number four spot, while Jason Aldean edges up one to round out the top five.

Lady Antebellum see a big gain this week with their latest hit “Compass.” The song jumps three places and resides at number six. A former number one, “Stay” remains at number seven for Florida Georgia Line. Thompson Square, who launched their first headlining tour this week, make an appearance at number eight with “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About.” Blake Shelton is also a big mover this week; his song “Doin’ What She Likes” moves from number fourteen to nine. Congrats are in order for Frankie Ballard who notches his first top ten single with “Helluva Life.”

Dierks Bentley inches closer to the top ten with “I Hold On” which lands at number eleven for the week. Randy Houser’s “Good Night Kiss” makes its mark at number twelve, moving six spaces. “The Voice” winner Danielle Bradbery has the thirteenth biggest song of the week with “Heart of Dixie” which continues to climb after a thirty week run on the charts. Another reality show competition champion, Scott McCreery, moves up several spots with “See You Tonight.”

Jerrod Niemann, who will hit the road with Keith Urban this summer, is at number fifteen this week. “Give Me Back My Hometown” is on track to be one of Eric Church’s fastest-climbing hits, landing at sixteen. Dan + Shay, Rascal Flatts, Brett Eldredge, and Brad Paisley round out the top twenty, all moving up with their current singles.

Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore, and Keith Urban’s latest radio hits all climb upwards this week and claim positions twenty –one through twenty-five, respectively. Hunter Hayes’ “Invisible” debuts at number twenty-six. Craig Morgan and Josh Thompson move up to twenty-six and twenty-seven, while Sara Evans is the second solo female artist to make this week’s chart. “Whiskey in My Water” by Tyler Farr lands at number thirty.

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