Positive 'Change' For Scotty McCreery Atop Country Albums; Luke Bryan's 'Good' Is Best On Country Airplayhttps://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... luke-bryan
3/27/2018 by Jim Asker
'GOOD' NEWS: Luke Bryan banks his 19th Country Airplay No. 1 and 12th in succession (counting singles promoted to country radio and excluding holiday fare) as "Most People Are Good" (Capitol Nashville) ascends 3-1 in its 14th week on the chart, up 9 percent to 41.4 million audience impressions. On Hot Country Songs, it becomes his 24th top five hit (6-5).
The positive-message song is the second single from his album What Makes You Country, following "Light It Up," which topped the Dec. 23, 2017-dated Country Airplay chart.
Since "Drink a Beer" led for two weeks beginning Feb. 15, 2014, none of Bryan's lead singles have missed the Country Airplay apex. (During that run, Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll," featuring Bryan, peaked at No. 2 in May 2014.)
Bryan's 12 straight No. 1s on the list mark the longest active streak among all artists. (Dustin Lynch ranks -second with five straight.) With 19 chart-toppers, a roll that began with "Rain Is a Good Thing" (his seventh entry) in 2010, Bryan ties Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley for ninth place for the most leaders. (Tim McGraw is first with 29.)