Lady A's reign continues on Billboard
Monday, December 14, 2009
– The reign of Lady Antebellum on the Billboard country song chart will continue for a fifth straight week as Need to Know
will once again be first when the chart is released Thursday. This means that the trio will have the longest running number one country song of 2009. Jason Aldean went four weeks with Big Green Tractor.
On a different chart, Luke Bryan notched his first number one ever with Do I, his publicist announced Monday.
The song is first on the Country Aircheck/MediaBase chart. The video spent 7 consecutive weeks at number 1 on the GAC Top 20 countdown. The song was written by Bryan and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood.
Earlier this month, Bryan wrapped his first headlining tour, "Doin' My Thing Tour," in his home state of Georgia. During the tour he performed a special show for his hometown of Leesburg, Ga. as well as kicking off his inaugural Farm Tour show in Statesboro, Ga. with more than 8,000 fans attending both. These shows were specially created concerts put together as a way to give back to a charity or organization in local farming communities. These special one-off shows will continue throughout Bryan's career with additional dates already planned for 2010 and will be announced in 2010.
Bryan released his second album, "Doin' My Thing," for Capitol Records Nashville.
In January, Bryan will hit the road again performing his own headline dates as well as guesting on Jason Aldean's Wide Open Tour.
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