Both Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton are riding high this week as both of their current singles have topped the charts. McGraw's "Southern Girl" takes over the No. 1 position on the Mediabase charts, while Shelton's "Mine Would Be You" claims the top slot on Billboard.
McGraw's latest No. 1 brings his career total to 35. The song penned by The Cadillac Three's Jaren Johnston, Rodney Clawson and Lee Thomas Miller is the fourth single from the singer's Two Lanes of Freedom album (of which the title track was also written by Jaren Johnston). That album has also cranked out the chart-topping "One of Those Nights" and "Highway Don't Care," as well as McGraw's fastest rising single of his career, "Truck Yeah."
"I think on every record there's a song that the fans take and make their own, and we saw that happen with 'Southern Girl' on the road this summer," says McGraw. "It's been an incredible year and having so much success and three straight No. ones played a big part of that. I listen to country radio every morning without fail. Even after 35 of these, hearing your local DJ introduce and then play one of your songs will never get old."
Shelton's achievement of hitting the top once again comes as no surprise, as he seems to make a habit out of it in recent months. "Mine Would Be You" is the singer's 14th overall career chart-topper and increases his streak to nine in a row to hit the top. The tune was penned by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Deric Ruttan, and is Shelton's third single from hisBased on a True Story ... album.