For the sixth time in as many weeks, the Nielsen/Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) Country Airplay Chart (CAC) features a new Number One song.  Last week’s ultra-contemporary “Fix” by Chris Lane is replaced by the unusually traditional “Head over Boots” (Boots) by Jon Pardi

New Number One will replace Pardi next week

Also, with Boots having fallen to number three just one day into this week’s Mediabase's tracking period, either Dan + Shay or Sam Hunt seem certain to take over top spot on next week’s CAC, which will make seven Number Ones in seven weeks. In addition to Dan + Shay and Sam Hunt, the other two songs in the Top Five are also slowly increasing in audience.

 This means neither Dan + Shay and/or Sam Hunt look likely to repeat on top of the CAC.  So, the revolving door atop the CAC is unlikely to stop spinning anytime soon.

Chart-topping audience totals also down for sixth straight week

Audience totals for the Number One CAC song have also fallen for the sixth straight week.  Here is a list of those Music artists/Celebrities, and their impressions levels, chronologically from five weeks ago through this week:

As a point of reference, five weeks ago FGL's HOLY sat at number three with 43.220 million impressions, or about 10,000 more impressions more than this week's Number One song.

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Top 30 Country Airplay Chart for the week ending 14th August

According to Nielsen/BDS, a MusicIndustry powerhouse, these are the Top 30 most listened-to songs at Country Radio for the week ending 14 August.  This chart ranks the songs by the provided audience totals (in millions), and combines current and older titles together.

  1. Head Over Boots – John Pardi – 43.210 – Wk. 1 at No. 1
  2. From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay – 42.407
  3. Make You Miss Me – Sam Hunt – 42.040
  4. American Country Love Song – Jake Owen – 39.571
  5. Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini – 38.300
  6. Fix – Chris Lane – 38.288
  7. Record Year – Eric Church – 33.611
  8. HOLY – Florida Georgia Line – 31.236
  9. Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley/Elle King – 28.702
  10. You Look Like I Need A Drink – Justin Moore – 28.359
  11. Church Bells – Carrie Underwood – 27.816
  12. She’s Got A Way With Words – Blake Shelton – 25.812
  13. Lights Come On – Jason Aldean – 24.709
  14. Wasted Time – Keith Urban – 23.808
  15. Somewhere On A Beach – Dierks Bentley – 22.490
  16. Rock On – Tucker Beathard – 20.987
  17. T-Shirt – Thomas Rhett – 20.550
  18. I Know Somebody – LoCash – 19.413
  19. Castaway – Zac Brown Band – 19.342
  20. Running For You – Kip Moore – 19.197
  21. I Met A Girl – William Michael Morgan – 19.001
  22. Setting The World On Fire – Kenny Chesney/Pink – 18.993
  23. It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To – Billy Currington – 17.937
  24. Without A Fight – Brad Paisley/Demi Lovato – 17.408
  25. Middle Of A Memory – Cole Swindell – 17.253
  26. Move – Luke Bryan – 17.173
  27. Think Of You – Chris Young/Cassaddee Pope – 16.952
  28. Vice – Miranda Lambert – 16.086
  29. Snapback – Old Dominion – 15.612
  30. Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett – 15.541