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Past articles by Jim:

‘Fast Car,’ Slow Turnover: Luke Combs’ Hit Is Fifth Straight Multi-Week Country Airplay No. 1

For the first time in almost 10 years, five consecutive Country Airplay chart-toppers rule for multiple weeks. → Read More

Travis Greene & Forward City’s ‘Tent Revival’ Tops Gospel Airplay Chart

Travis Greene & Forward City's ‘Tent Revival’ tops the Gospel Airplay chart. Get the details. → Read More

Luke Combs Rides ‘Fast Car’ to No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart

Combs’ Tracy Chapman cover is the first take on a pop hit to top Country Airplay since 2008. → Read More

Otis Kemp’s Debut Single ‘Daily Bread’ Rises to No. 1 on Gospel Airplay Chart

Plus, Jon Reddick’s “I Believe It” reaches the top 10 on Hot Christian Songs and Christian Airplay. → Read More

Morgan Wallen Scores New Career-Best 20th Week Atop Hot Country Songs With ‘Last Night’

Morgan Wallen earns a career-best 20th week atop the Hot Country Songs chart with "Last Night." Get the details. → Read More

Luke Combs Claims Two Spots in Country Airplay Chart Top 10

Plus, Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” leads for an eighth week. → Read More

Morgan Wallen’s ‘Last Night’ Tops Hot Country Songs for 19th Week, Tying His Longest Reign

Plus, Old Dominion’s “Memory Lane” hits the top 10. → Read More

In 1993, Patty Loveless Wore Her ‘Heart’ at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs: Chart Rewind

With “Blame It on Your Heart,” the powerful vocalist scored her third of five Hot Country Songs leaders. → Read More

Morgan Wallen Has the Two Longest-Leading Country Airplay No. 1s of the 2020s

“Last Night” leads for a seventh week, after “You Proof” dominated for 10 frames. → Read More

Tim Bowman Jr., Faith City Music & Le’Andria Johnson’s ‘Jesus!’ Leads Gospel Airplay Chart

“We just took what we do every week at our local church and let the world in on it,” Bowman Jr. says. → Read More

Luke Combs’ ‘Fast Car,’ Justin Moore & Priscilla Block’s ‘Whiskey’ Hit Country Airplay Top 10

“Fast Car” is the chart’s first top 10 remake of a Hot 100 top 10 since 2007. → Read More

Morgan Wallen’s ‘Last Night’ Becomes His First Pop Airplay Chart Top 10

The smash also rules Country Airplay for a fifth week. → Read More

Phil Wickham’s ‘This Is Our God’ Tops Christian Airplay Chart

Plus, Brent Jones earns his first Gospel Airplay leader. → Read More

Old Dominion Takes ‘Lane’ to Top 10 & Ed Sheeran ‘Goes’ Country With Luke Combs

“Memory Lane” rises to No. 10 while Sheeran’s “Life Goes On” with Luke Combs debuts. → Read More

Bailey Zimmerman’s ‘Religiously’ Roars Onto Top Country Albums Chart

The 16-song set simultaneously enters at No. 3, as well as the Billboard 200 at No. 7. → Read More

Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s ‘The Moment’ Hits No. 1 on Gospel Airplay Chart

“God just keeps blowing my mind,” she tells Billboard. → Read More

Lauren Daigle on Topping the Christian Albums Chart: ‘I Found Myself Coming Alive Making This Record’

“I love carrying messages of hope,” Daigle says. “That’s what inspires me.” → Read More

Cody Johnson & Jordan Davis Score New Top 10s on Country Airplay Chart

Plus, Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” holds at No. 1. → Read More

Megan Moroney Hits Top 10 on Country Charts & Rules Emerging Artists Ranking

Moroney scores her first top 10 on both Top Country Albums and Hot Country Songs, with “Lucky” and “Tennessee Orange.” → Read More

Faith Hill Planted a ‘Kiss’ at No. 1: Country Chart Rewind to 1998

Her crossover smash became her fifth Hot Country Songs leader. → Read More