Luke Combs Has ‘Gone’ to No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart for a 15th Time

Luke Combs banks his 15th No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart as “Going, Going, Gone” leads the list dated March 18. In the tracking week ending March 9, it gained by 1% to 33.5 million audience impressions, according to Luminate.

Combs co-authored the song with Ray Fulcher and James McNair and co-produced it with Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton.


On the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart (dated March 11), “Gone” ranked at No. 6, after hitting No. 5 in January. It drew 9.1 million official streams and sold 2,000 downloads in the United States Feb. 24-March 2.

“Gone” is from Combs’ River House/Columbia Nashville LP Growin’ Up, which launched at No. 1 on Top Country Albums, becoming his fourth leader, last July. On March 24, Combs will release his new 18-song set, Gettin’ Old.

“Gone” follows Combs’ “The Kind of Love We Make,” which rose to No. 2 on Country Airplay in September. Before that, the North Carolina native rattled off a record 14 consecutive career-opening No. 1 singles on Country Airplay, from “Hurricane,” which dominated for two frames starting in May 2017, through “Doin’ This,” which led for a week in May 2022.

‘Wild’ Ride

Corey Kent lands his first Country Airplay top 10 with his first entry on the chart, “Wild as Her.” It lifts 12-10 after increasing by 6% to 18.6 million in audience.

Born in Bixby, Okla., Kent competed on NBC’s The Voice in 2015 (as Corey Kent White). He signed with Sony Music Nashville’s RCA division last July.

Forever Young

In its 68th week on Country Airplay, Brett Young’s “You Didn’t” rises 13-12 for a new high (16.8 million, up 1%) and rewrites the record for the longest stay on the survey.

The song, which Young co-wrote, debuted at No. 60 on the chart dated Dec. 4, 2021, and passes Travis Denning’s “After a Few,” which spent 67 frames on the list. Denning’s lone No. 1 so far reached the summit in its 65th week in June 2020.

In third place, Michael Ray’s “Whiskey and Rain” spent 66 frames on Country Airplay, hitting No. 1 in January 2022 (also in its 65th frame, tying Denning’s record ascent to the top).

Notably, the 20 longest runs on Country Airplay have all occurred since 2020.

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