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Parker McCollum Blazes to His Third Country Airplay No. 1 With ‘Burn It Down’

By Michael Apr 7, 2024

Parker McCollum notches his third leader on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart as “Burn It Down” rages 6-1 in its 44th week on the survey (dated April 13). The song advanced by 17% to 27.5 million audience impressions March 29-April 4, according to Luminate.

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McCollum co-authored “Burn It Down” with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, and Jon Randall produced it.

The song is the sophomore single from McCollum’s LP, Never Enough, which arrived at its No. 12 best on Top Country Albums last May. Lead single “Handle on You” hit No. 2 on Country Airplay the same month, awarding the Conroe, Texas, native his third of four straight career-opening top 10s. His first entry, “Pretty Heart,” led for a week in December 2020, followed by “To Be Loved by You,” which reigned for a week in March 2022.

Currently on tour, McCollum makes his next stop in Edinburg, Texas, on April 5 with special guests Corey Kent and Catie Offerman.

Meanwhile, McCollum’s 6-1 vault marks the second such surge in a row on Country Airplay. On the April 6 chart, Chayce Beckham’s solely self-written “23” made the same move, becoming the 2021 American Idol champ’s first leader.

Since the chart began in January 1990, the biggest jump to the summit belongs to Ricky Van Shelton’s “Keep It Between the Lines,” which blasted 9-1 on the Oct. 12, 1991, survey.

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