The song also marks the first time that multi-generational country stars have scored the #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Airplay chart, with the rising star joining his father, Rhett Akins, with the distinction. The chart -- which began being monitored in 1990 -- previously hosted Rhett's "Don't Get Me Started" in 1996. It was Rhett's only #1 as an artist but he's written numorous #1 hits for other artists on this chart.
"I am so humbled and honored to have a No. 1 at country radio with this song," notes Thomas Rhett. "The response from fans and radio has been overwhelming. This is just one of those very special songs the moment I heard it I knew it would be a game-changer. It has been incredible to hear people singing the words back to me from the audience every night."
The Georgia native previously celebrated topping the Country charts as a songwriter, penning Florida Georgia Line’s two-week No. 1 “Round Here,” as well as Lee Brice's "Parking Lot Party."
Billy Currington's "Hey Girl" moves up a slot on Mediabase to claim its No. 1 slot this week. Last week, "Hey Girl" topped the Billboard chart, marking Currington's eighth No. 1 song.