Tim McGraw Tops Hot Country Songs, Merle Haggard’s Sales Grow


Recently, a lyrical ballad has been performed by McGraw at the 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Award ceremony and all this show was broadcasted on CBS, boosting up vibe of the recording. Scott Borchetta, the CEO & the president of the Big Machine Label Group, “Tim delivers again, as only the best do,” he added, “He never stops looking and never stops creating, becoming one of the most prolific artists of his generation. I spoke to him shortly after this song surfaced and he knew he found something incredibly important. Then, seeing him at the ACMs … I’ve never seen him so energized.”

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According to the Nielsen Music, the latest version by McGraw, ‘Humble’ replete with sensuous and enthralling elements surges by 69 per cent to 64,000 downloads that had a wholesale in the ending week 7th April. The song has also hit the top 10 Country Streaming Songs along with the 26 per cent burst to the U.S. river of 2.1 million. Although, it leaves 10-11 on the Country Airplay level but has gained 27.2 million with a 9% in the audience.

The milestone, ‘Humble’ is Hot Country Songs No. 1 for McGraw that is most pertinent to his past Dolly Parton and has become as the 26th leader. It is also interested in to have the seventh-most No. 1s dating as the inception of 1958 chart by getting a close relation with Alan Jackson that encompass all the pertinent genres to this version.

However, Trent Harmon, 15th and most probably is the final winner of Fox’s American Idol on the Hot Country Songs who has performed his debut song, ‘Falling’. This song has been co-penned by the judge himself of Idol, Keith Urban. Almost with 23,000 downloads sold, this soundtrack penetrates Country Digital songs at No. 16. Moreover, Trent’s versions of ZZ Top’s ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ and Justin Timberlake’s ‘Drink you Away’ have been sold out 5,00 to 6,00 respectively.

While summoning up, Borchetta said, “About mid-way through the Idol season, I discovered some videos online of Trent performing Conway Twitty and Marty Stuart songs,” he added, “When I saw him on set the next day, I asked him about those videos. He said, ‘I was waiting for you to ask me about singing country!’ From that point on, we started exploring more southern songs for him to perform, including Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Simple Man,’ Chris Stapleton’s ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ and Timberlake’s ‘Drink You Away.’ Those were the moments that launched him up in the weekly [Idol] rankings and felt the most comfortable for him as an artist. He’s a country boy at heart and that’s the record we’re going to make.”


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