Kenny Chesney Is First Artist to Score a No. 1 Single on Billboard Country Airplay Chart in Four Different Decades

By notching his 31st No. 1 single, “Here and Now,” in July 2020, Kenny Chesney extended his lead on the all-time list for most No. 1 singles on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, which was created in 1990. Tim McGraw (29), Blake Shelton (27), Alan Jackson (26) and George Strait (26) round out the Top 5.

With his most recent No. 1, Kenny is now the only artist in the history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart to score No. 1 singles in four different decades, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Kenny’s inaugural No. 1 on the chart was “She’s Got It All” in August 1997, which was his first of three No. 1s in the 1990s. Kenny earned 14 No. 1s in the 2000s, while scoring another 13 in the 2010s. He now has one No. 1 in the 2020s . . . with more to come.

Kenny Chesney No. 1 Singles on Billboard Country Airplay Chart


  • “She’s Got It All”
  • “How Forever Feels”
  • “You Had Me From Hello”


  • “Don’t Happen Twice”
  • “The Good Stuff”
  • “There Goes My Life”
  • “When the Sun Goes Down”
  • “Anything But Mine”
  • “Living in Fast Forward”
  • “Summertime”
  • “Beer in Mexico”
  • “Never Wanted Nothing More”
  • “Don’t Blink”
  • “Better as a Memory”
  • “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven”
  • “Down the Road”
  • “Out Last Night”


  • “The Boys of Fall”
  • “Somewhere With You”
  • “Live a Little”
  • “Reality”
  • “Come Over”
  • “American Kids”
  • “Til It’s Gone”
  • “Wild Child”
  • “Save It for a Rainy Day”
  • “Setting the World on Fire”
  • “All the Pretty Girls”
  • “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”
  • “Get Along”


  • “Here and Now”

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