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Ashley Cooke Finds Her ‘Place’ in Country Airplay Top 10 & Sam Hunt Matches His Longest Reign

By Michael May 4, 2024

Ashley Cooke notches her first top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart as “Your Place” rises from No. 11 to No. 9 on the list dated May 11. It advanced by 5% to 17.9 million audience impressions April 26-May 2, according to Luminate.

The song is the 26-year-old Parkland, Fla., native’s second Country Airplay entry and first on her own. She co-wrote it with Jordan Minton and Mark Trussell, and Jimmy Robbins produced it. Her rookie entry, “Never Til Now,” with Brett Young, reached No. 49 in December 2022.

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Cooke’s current single is from her LP Shot in the Dark, which arrived at its No. 14 best on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart in August 2023. She had a hand in writing 20 of the set’s 24 tracks.

Notably, “Your Place” marks the first initial top 10 for a female artist, with no billed collaborators, on Country Airplay in almost a year, since Megan Moroney’s “Tennessee Orange” hit No. 4 last June. Before that, the last woman to earn a first top 10 on her own was Tenille Arts with “Somebody Like That,” which reached No. 3 in May 2021.

Hunt Ties His Best

Sam Hunt’s “Outskirts” dominates Country Airplay for a career-best tying third week (29.1 million, down 8%). His 10th No. 1, and second multi-week leader, equals the three-week command of his 2017 crossover smash “Body Like a Back Road.”

Shaboozey Raises ‘Bar’

Shaboozey makes his Country Airplay debut as “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” enters at No. 53 with 993,000 in reach (up 740%). The song, which interpolates J-Kwon’s 2004 hip-hop classic “Tipsy,” combined to make history on the May 4-dated multimetric Hot Country Songs chart: As it hit No. 1, Shaboozey dethroned Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em,” marking the first time that two Black artists have led back-to-back since the survey became an all-encompassing genre ranking in 1958.

By Michael

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