Luke Bryan has achieved his 24th No.1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with his Capitol Nashville single “Down To One.” The mid-tempo, romantic number, written by Dallas Davidson, Justin Ebach, and Kyle Fishman, also rises 7-5 on Hot Country Songs.
The song climbs 4-1 in its 20th week on the airplay index, extending Bryan’s sequence of No.1s on that chart to more than ten and a half years. He first topped it in July 2010 wih “Rain Is a Good Thing.” Remarkably, “Down To One” is also the Georgia native’s fourth consecutive leader from his current Born Here Live Here Die Here album. That itself was Bryan’s ninth No.1 full-length.
The country superstar tells Billboard: “I absolutely love this song! ‘Down To One’ has a melody that just locked me in the first time I heard it. I know a lot of artists feel this way, but I’m definitely looking forward to doing this one live.”
A deluxe edition of Born Here Live Here Die Here, featuring no fewer than six new songs, will be released on April 9. Bryan announced that news to his fans on Facebook last month, performing two of the new tracks, “Country Does” and “Waves.” The other freshly-completed songs are “Drink A Little Whiskey Down,” “Bill Dance,” “Up,” and “Floatin’ This Creek.”
“It’s been a crazy year, and thank you guys so much for the success of Born Here Live Here Die Here, and obviously with ‘Down To One,’ kinda, going up the charts right now, with COVID and everything we had some extra songs that we were able to write and record and…you know what…so, it was the perfect time to put together 6 new songs.”
The success of “Down To One” consolidates Bryan’s No.6 ranking in the all-time list of Country Airplay chart-toppers, dating back to its inception in 1990. Kenny Chesney leads that roll of honor with 31 No.1s.
The deluxe edition of Born Here Live Here Die Here is released on April 9. Pre-order it here.