Florida Georgia Line’s (FGL) H.O.L.Y.hits Number One on this week’s Nielsen/Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) Country Airplay Chart (CAC), gaining 1.894 million impressions to finish with an audience of 47.512 million for the seven-day tracking period ending 24 July.

This puts FGL 4.330 million impressions ahead of last week’s Number One, Carrie Underwood’sChurch Bells,” which falls 1-2, loses 5.726 million impressions, and finishes with an audience of 43.182 million.

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How long can ‘H.O.L.Y.’ hold at Number One?

Given the fact that “H.O.L.Y.” ranks at Number One for a 12th straight week on the Billboard (BB) Hot Country Songs Chart (HCSC)and number 15 on the BB Hot 100 (H100), andrunner-up single, Miranda Lambert’s “Vice” finishes the week at number 47, one would think FGL is guaranteed a second and probably even a third week on top of the Nielsen/BDS CAC.

Another song threatens for next week's Number One

However, several factors, some clearer than others, are already in play that may mean FGL’s hold at Number Onefor just one week.

Two days into the next tracking period, “H.O.L.Y.” is already losing the audience. Eric Church’sRecord Year” is gaining solidly, having already passed Underwood for the runner-up slot.

While Church admittedly performs a good bit better on Mediabase’s Rate The Music feedback surveys, “Record Year” ranks way down at number 53 on the H100.

FGL outsells Church 61,000 downloads to 17,000 downloads, and "H.O.L.Y" out-streams “Record Year” by a similar proportion (6.9 million to around two million streams).

Nevertheless, Church’s label is already applying plenty of pressure onProgram Directors (PDs) to push FGL’s smash out of Number One after only one week andreplace it with a significantly smaller song.

CACs operate far differently from other formats’ airplay charts, and the repetitive one-week-runs at Number One are clearly out-of-step with the rest of the music industry.

To further prove this point, there are three former chart-toppersin the Top Five, four in the Top Ten, and six in the Top Fifteen.

Top 30 CAC Week Ending 24 July

This is the Top 30 Country Airplay Chart (CAC) for the week ending 24 July. Nielsen/BDS provides the airplay data and ranks the songs by the total weekly audience.

This list combines current and older singles to provide readers with a better idea of what Country listeners hear each week.

The chart provides actual impressions totals next to the name of the artists/music Celebrities.

  1. H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line – 47.512 (Wk. 1 at No. 1)
  2. Church Bells – Carrie Underwood – 43.182
  3. Record Year – Eric Church – 42.828
  4. Fix – Chris Lane – 42.284
  5. Lights Come On – Jason Aldean – 37.509
  6. Head Over Boots – John Pardi – 35.834
  7. From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay – 33.442
  8. American Country Love Song – Jake Owen – 32.613
  9. Wasted Time – Keith Urban – 32.504
  10. Make You Miss Me – Sam Hunt – 31.141
  11. Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini – 28.701
  12. T-Shirt – Thomas Rhett – 26.456
  13. Somewhere On A Beach – Dierks Bentley – 25.343
  14. You Look Like I Need A Drink – Justin Moore – 24.229
  15. She’s Got A Way With Words – Blake Shelton – 22.446
  16. Think Of You – Chris Young/Cassadee Pope – 20.323
  17. Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley/Elle King – 20.152
  18. Running From You – Kip Moore – 18.741
  19. Came Here To Forget – Blake Shelton – 18.507
  20. Snapback – Old Dominion – 17.620
  21. Castaway – Zac Brown Band – 17.527
  22. Without A Fight – Brad Paisley/Demi Lovato – 17.413
  23. Rock On – Tucker Beathard – 17.350
  24. Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett – 17.251
  25. Huntin’, Fishin & Lovin Every Day – Luke Bryan – 17.205
  26. David Nail – Night’s On Fire – 16.018
  27. Vice – Miranda Lambert – 14.650
  28. It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To – Billy Currington – 14.261
  29. I Met A Girl – William Michael Morgan – 14.165
  30. I Like The Sound Of That – Rascal Flatts – 14.107
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