Luke Bryan Breaks Decades-Old Billboard Chart Record

Record long-held by Rodney Crowell and Brad Paisley is surpassed by Luke this week with “Dirt.”

It took 20 years for Rodney Crowell’s record of five #1 singles from a single album (From 1988's Diamonds and Dirt) to hit #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay charts when Brad Paisley’s 5th Gear album produced five Billboard chart-toppers in 2007-2008. Nearly a decade after Brad Paisley tied Rodney Crowell, the record has changed. With the #1 status of “Fast,” Luke Bryan has surpassed both these stars with 6 chart-topping singles from his current album Kill The Lights.

The chart-topping singles from Kill The Lights are “Kick The Dust Up,” “Strip It Down,” “Home Alone Tonight,” “Huntin’ Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day,” “Move,” and “Fast.” “Fast,” written by Luke, Rodney Clawson and Luke Laird, also becomes his 18th career No. 1 single.

Luke, who has been working on new music, could still release a seventh single from the album to try and keep the streak going but that remains to be seen. While we had thought that Keith Urban could take a shot at tying and potentially breaking his new record with songs off of Ripcord, Keith’s first single from that record, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” was a Mediabase #1 hit only.

While we wait for Luke’s next hit song to chart, we have his Huntin’ Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day Tour to look forward to. It kicks off May 5 and 6th in Nashville.


  • Angelo Rinaldi

    These singles all suck and are not country, so the record is not broken :)

  • Courtney Puzzo

    congrats to Luke for breaking that record though records are meant to be broken. like nobody thought N'sync's first week album sales record of 2.42 million would ever be broken then along came Adele's 25 which smashed it by more than 1,000,000 copies if you count Sales + Streaming though N'sync's album sold more by the end of the year because it had a longer time to accumulate the sales more than 9 months while 25 only had six weeks to accumulate it's 7 + million year end sales no strings is still 3.683 million copies ahead of 25 in sales eligible for 13 x platinum having sold 12,980,000 to 25's 9.297.000 as of last week