Darius Rucker ascends to No. 1 on the county airplay rankings this week with “For the First Time” after a 42-week climb. This makes Rucker’s eighth No. 1 as a solo artist. Jason Aldean’s Rearview Town bounced back to No. 1 in Billboard three weeks ago and has stayed there ever since.  Albums returning include Rucker’s When Was the Last Time (back at No. 45), Taylor Swift’s Speak Now (No. 47), Shania Twain’s Greatest Hits (No. 48) and Midland’s On the Rocks(No. 50). The No. 2 through No. 5 albums are Kane Brown’s self-titled package, Luke Combs’ This One’s for You, Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes and Keith Urban’s Graffiti U.

Julie Reeves: Darius Rucker’s ‘For the First Time’ tops charts

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