Big Daddy Weave’s ‘Heaven Changes Everything’ Tops Christian AC Airplay Chart

Big Daddy Weave rolls up its seventh No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian AC Airplay chart, as “Heaven Changes Everything” ascends to the top of the tally dated Sept. 9.

The song increased by 4% in plays in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Luminate.

The track is an homage to Jay Weaver, the band’s former bassist from its inception in Mobile, Ala., in 1998. He passed away in January 2022 at age 42 from health complications due to COVID-19.

Big Daddy Weave frontman Mike Weaver (Jay’s older brother) wrote “Heaven Changes Everything” with Jeff Pardo and Matthew West.

“This song hitting No. 1 means so much to us, especially in light of my brother Jay going home,” Mike Weaver tells Billboard. “The stories that we hear from people who have heard this song and have gone through something like this have ministered to us and have given purpose to the pain we’ve been going through.”

In addition to Mike Weaver, Big Daddy Weave is comprised of Brian Beihl, Jeremy Redmon and Joe Shirk.

Big Daddy Weave first topped Christian AC Airplay with “Every Time I Breathe” for three weeks beginning in June 2007. It had most recently reigned with “Alive” for three frames in August 2019.

On the Christian Airplay chart, “Heaven Changes Everything” ranks at No. 3, after reaching No. 2, with 5.8 million audience impressions (up 2%). Big Daddy Weave has notched seven No. 1s among 21 top 10s on the survey.

“Heaven Changes Everything” follows Big Daddy Weave’s collaboration with Katy Nichole, “God Is in This Story,” which led Christian Airplay for two weeks and reached No. 2 on Christian AC Airplay in late 2022.

Big Daddy Weave’s Heaven Changes Everything Tour is set to start Sept. 20 in Meadville, Penn., and wrap Nov. 5 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Hannah Kerr and Tasha Layton will serve as supporting acts.

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