Country favourite and Valory/BMLG artist Thomas Rhett’s ‘Beer Can’t Fix’ single, featuring Jon Pardi, has become Rhett’s 15th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart. The track climbs 3-1, also becoming Pardi’s fourth chart-topper, and simultaneously rises 7-6 on Hot Country Songs.
Rhett’s sequence of No. 1 airplay hits began with the 2013 single ‘It Goes Like This.’ As a lead artist, it’s his ninth leader in a row; only 2016’s ‘Vacation’ prevented him from a clean sweep of No. 1s since that first success. As it is, the sequence is the longest active run among country artists, reports Billboard Country Update. Luke Combs is next, with his first seven singles all reaching the airplay summit, while Old Dominion have six.
Rhett wrote the new winner, the third single from his Centre Point Road album, with Julian Bunetta, Zach Skelton and Ryan Tedder. The album itself, released in May 2019, debuted at the top of both the country and all-genre Billboard 200 listings. Its previous chart-topping singles were ‘Look What God Gave Her,’ last June, and ‘Remember Her Young,’ in December. Centre Point Road is currently No. 11 in its 49th week in Top Country Albums.
Pardi tips his hat to Strait
Capitol Nashville’s Pardi topped the airplay list in February with ‘Heartache Medication.’ He’s up 36-35 this week with his current solo track ‘Ain’t Always The Cowboy,’ which makes affectionate reference to George Strait’s 1985 country staple ‘The Cowboy Rides Away.’ It’s also up 40-35 on Hot Country Songs. Like the No. 1 title track, the song is on Pardi’s 2019 album Heartache Medication.
On 6 May, as country stars continue to perform in “at home” events during lockdown, Pardi took part in a “guitar pull” for country station KATM in Modesto, CA. He was joined by fellow Californian artists Devin Dawson, Cam, Gary Allan and Tyler Rich.