Maren Morris’ ‘Girl’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard’s Airplay Chart
Maren Morris has the No. 1 song in country music. "Girl" tops this week's Billboard Country Airplay chart, making her the second female artist of 2019 to top a country airplay chart.
"Girl" becomes Morris' second No. 1 hit as a solo artist, following "I Could Use a Love Song" in 2018. She also topped the Billboard chart with Thomas Rhett on "Craving You" in 2017. Of the five singles she's released to country radio, only "80s Mercedes" failed to crack the Top 10. The last solo female to top Billboard's chart was Kelsea Ballerini who did it with "Legends" in 2018, although Miranda Lambert joined Jason Aldean for the chart-topping "Drowns the Whiskey" last summer.
Ballerini's "Miss Me More" was No. 1 on the Mediabase airplay chart in June. Carly Pearce and Lauren Alaina are among the remaining few country women who've scored a No. 1 hit in the last three years.
Is This a Future No. 1 Hit?
Morris is expected to drop "The Bones" as the new single from her Girl album. The guitar-driven love ballad talks about building a strong foundation for a relationship to last. She wrote the song with Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz.
The success of "Girl" comes during a flurry of activity for the Texan. In addition to her own music and solo performances, she's collaborating with Lambert, whom she'll tour with this fall. She's also part of the Highwomen, a country supergroup that also features Brandi Carlile. Both Lambert's and the Highwomen have projects expected this fall.
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