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This week's top 5 on #CountryAirplay:
1. @brantleygilbert & @lindsayell "What Happens In A Small Town" (1st week at No. 1)
2. @lukecombs "Even Though I'm Leaving"
3. @OldDominion "One Man Band"
4. @russelled "Every Little Thing"
5. @ThomasRhett "Remember You Young"
— Billboard Charts (@billboardcharts) November 13, 2019
Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell What Happens In A Small Town #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart followed by American Country Countdown.
#whathappensinasmalltown is the #1 song at country radio…. Thanks to my co-writers @RhettAkins @brockberryhill & @joshdunnemusic & to @lindsayell for slayin on it…. Preciate @BigMachine for pushin this one hard & all of our friends at COUNTRY RADIO for your support #bgnation pic.twitter.com/SJ7xeUzlDA
— Brantley Gilbert (@brantleygilbert) November 11, 2019
What Happens In A Small Town is Brantley’s fifth and Lindsay’s first Billboard Country Airplay #1 song.
Y’all. This is a moment I have been waiting for since I was a little girl. So many nights I have gone to sleep praying to be able to celebrate a #1 song like this….. Thank you @brantleygilbert & COUNTRY RADIO. 🙏🏼💙 pic.twitter.com/hqtW33l2ht
— Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) November 11, 2019
Town was written by Gilbert along with Brock Berryhill, Josh Dunne and Rhett Akins. It’s the first single from Brantley’s LP Fire & Brimstone.
“I want to give the fans a lot of credit for the life of this song. From the beginning, they shared it, streamed it and called up radio to hear it. I’ve been there drivin’ around home seeing all the people and places that I used to avoid to keep from thinkin’ about the one that got away. I think we all have that person, those people, those places and this song.”
What a way to start the week! @lindsayell is the first 🇨🇦artist to hit #1 in the US since 2007 and the first 🇨🇦female since 2003 with "What Happens In A Small Town" with @brantleygilbert 👏👏👏💯 pic.twitter.com/sykqray0IR
— CCMA (@CCMAofficial) November 11, 2019
“I have dreamed of having my first #1 since I was a little girl. It honestly feels surreal, and to be able to celebrate it during CMA Awards week in Nashville makes it even more special. I’m honored Brantley, Scott Borchetta and Jon Loba asked me to be a part of this song. From the minute I heard What Happens in a Small Town for the first time I knew it was a hit that would connect with people, and now it’s changing my life as an artist. I’m beyond grateful.”
Brantley Gilbert wanted the song to be a duet with a female artist.
He asked the president of his label Scott Borchetta for recommendations. Scott suggested Lindsay Ell.
BIG thank you to Country radio for supporting this song and our artists. pic.twitter.com/tlcmMpbj5N
— Scott Borchetta (@scottborchetta) November 11, 2019
“Partnering with her on this song has been absolutely amazing. Seeing how hard she works, and right now is hard times for women in our genre, frankly. I love to see awesome things happening for any female in our genre, but especially Lindsay. Being as close as I’ve been able to be with her and seeing how hard she grinds just makes it that much more special. I think I’m probably more excited for her, well, definitely, than I am for me.”
“I couldn’t be more proud of this #1. I’m especially excited for Lindsay, it being her first, and I hope I can speak for us both when I say that we couldn’t have done it without our amazing fans, our incredible teams and, of course, country radio.”
The 53rd annual CMA awards took place Wednesday Nov 13th in Nashville hosted by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.
Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell both looked great on the red carpet.
— Brantley Gilbert (@brantleygilbert) November 14, 2019
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