This week, Joe earned his sixth career chart-topper when his latest smash “Yeah” soared to #1 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart. Additionally, “Yeah” held the #1 position on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for its third successive week, making him only the second country artist this year to a have a three week #1 single on the chart (Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again previously spent four weeks at #1 beginning in May 2014).
“Yeah” also spent two consecutive weeks at #1 on the Canadian Country Airplay charts. “Yeah” is the follow-up to Joe’s recent #1 “Sunny And 75” and the second consecutive #1 single off his debut album for RED BOW RECORDS, CRICKETS.
Joe broke yet another Billboard Country Airplay chart record two weeks ago when “Yeah” jumped from #5 to #1 and became the biggest chart leap in nearly a year (the former being Randy Houser's "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" in August 2013 worked by Stoney Creek Records, sister label to RED BOW).
“Yeah” has now surpassed 500,000 units sold to date.
"It was almost like I dropped off the planet," Joe tells Rolling Stone Country in the first of a three-part series of articles on the star. "But I think things happened for a reason…that I needed that time to feel the gratitude that I feel right now. Coming from basically the bottom of my career to what I think is the top of my career right now, it's a pretty great feeling."
Read the full Rolling Stone Country piece HERE.
Joe continues to tour across the U.S. on select dates of Lady Antebellum’s TAKE ME DOWNTOWN tour, as well as his own headlining dates. Click HERE for a full list of upcoming tour dates.
Joe is one of country music’s most praised traditional country artists. He has six #1 hits and eight Top 10 singles to his credit, including the recent chart-topper “Sunny and 75” as well as "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" and "Gimmie That Girl," and Top 10 smashes like "The Impossible," "If Nobody Believed In You," "What's A Guy Gotta Do," "Size Matters" and "I'll Wait For You."
Upon bursting on the music scene, Joe won every “best new artist” award available in the field of country music: the prestigious Horizon Award from the Country Music Association; Top New Male Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music and CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year, as well as “new artist” awards from Billboard, Radio & Records and Music Row Magazine and a New York Times Best-Albums-of-the-Year nod. Over the course of his career, Joe has received four GRAMMY nominations, including Best Country Album and Best Country Male Vocal Performance (2 consecutive years) and Best Country Song for his #1 debut single “The Impossible.”
Most recently, People Country lauded Joe as one of its “2014 Sexiest Men Of Country” in its annual issue.
Joe’s latest album CRICKETS debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and spawned the #1 gold-selling hit “Sunny and 75.” This summer, Joe is crisscrossing the U.S. on tour with country superstars Lady Antebellum, as well as performing his own headlining dates.
Joe nabs his fifth career leader and completes his first set of two straight No. 1s on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, as "Yeah" vaults 5-1. The new leader follows "Sunny and 75," which capped the Dec. 14, 2013 list. Nichols previously led with "Gimmie That Girl" (2010), "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" (2005) and "Brokenheartsville" (2003).
Joe's 5-1 jump with "Yeah" marks the biggest chart-topping leap in almost a year: Randy Houser's "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" bounded 5-1 on the Aug. 10, 2013 chart. No song has made a greater positional climb to No. 1 since Rascal Flatts' "Here Comes Goodbye" rocketed 6-1 (April 25, 2009).
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