Old Dominion Takes ‘Lane’ to Top 10 & Ed Sheeran ‘Goes’ Country With Luke Combs
Old Dominion banks its 10th top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart as “Memory Lane” lifts to No. 10 on the June 3-dated list. In the tracking week ending May 25, the single increased by 5% to 17.4 million audience impressions, according to Luminate.
The song was co-penned by the quintet’s Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Brad Tursi, with Jessie Jo Dillon (Whit Sellers and Geoff Sprung round out Old Dominion’s lineup). It’s from the act’s four-song EP Memory Lane (Sampler), which was released in January.
Old Dominion ranks in the Country Airplay top 10 for the first time since “I Was on a Boat That Day” cruised to No. 9 in November 2021. The band’s 10 top 10s include seven No. 1s, most recently “One Man Band” for a week in December 2019. The group’s second of 17 Country Airplay entries, “Break Up With Him,” became its first leader in November 2015.
On the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Country Songs survey dated May 27, “Memory” rose to a new No. 16 best. It drew 15 million official streams (up 5%) and sold 1,000 (up 3%) in the United States in the May 12-18 tracking week.
Old Dominion won for group of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards (May 11). The fivesome will perform at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on June 10 during CMA Fest.
‘Last’ Still First
Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” controls Country Airplay for a fourth week (33.7 million, up 2%). It marks the second of his nine leaders to rule for at least that long, after “You Proof” reigned for 10 frames starting last October, the longest command in the chart’s 33-year history.
Sheeran ‘Goes’ Country
Pop superstar Ed Sheeran’s “Life Goes On,” featuring Luke Combs, arrives on Country Airplay at No. 59, with 484,000 impressions.
For Sheeran, who has scored two No. 1s among nine top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100, it’s his second time appearing on Billboard’s country charts; his single “Don’t” received unsolicited airplay and spent a week on Country Airplay, also at No. 59, in 2014.
Sheeran and Combs performed “Life Goes On” on the ACM Awards on May 11. The original version of the ballad, by Sheeran solo, was released on his new album, – (Subtract), which opened at No. 2 on the May 20-dated Billboard 200.
Meanwhile, both artists are concurrently climbing pop and country airplay charts (dated June 3) with other songs. Sheeran’s “Eyes Closed,” the lead single from his new LP, ranks at highs of Nos. 2 and 8, respectively, on Adult Pop Airplay and Pop Airplay, while Combs has two tracks in the top 15 on Country Airplay: “Fast Car” zooms 21-14 as the chart’s Greatest Gainer (13.1 million in audience, up 43%) and “Love You Anyway” holds at its No. 15 best (12.8 million, up 14%).
All charts dated June 3 will update on Billboard.com Wednesday, May 31 (a day later than usual due to the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 29).
—Additional reporting by Gary Trust
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