Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys Crown Country Airplay
Florida Georgia Line, the duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, earns its 11th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart (dated July 8) as “God, Your Mama, and Me,” featuring Backstreet Boys, ascends 2-1.
In its 24th week on the chart, the song — written by Hillary Lindsey, Josh Kear and Gordie Sampson — increases 8 percent to 43.7 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending June 25, according to Nielsen Music.
“Waking up to a No. 1 song is the most amazing feeling, and to share this moment with Backstreet Boys is surreal,” Hubbard tells Billboard. “We can’t thank them enough for being a part of this song.”
The third single from FGL’s Dig Your Roots album is also the twosome’s third straight Country Airplay leader from the set. It follows “May We All,” featuring Tim McGraw, which led the chart for two weeks starting on Dec. 10, 2016, and “H.O.L.Y.,” which topped the Aug. 6-dated tally. FGL first struck No. 1 on Country Airplay with its debut hit, “Cruise,” which led for three weeks beginning Dec. 15, 2012.
Backstreet Boys earn their first Country Airplay No. 1, a feat that fellow late-’90s/early-2000s hit-making boy band ‘N SYNC never attained. The latter act, as featured on Alabama‘s “God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You,” hit No. 3 in 1999. The song updated Justin Timberlake‘s former group’s No. 8 Billboard Hot 100 pop hit earlier that year.
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