Thomas Rhett Notches 18th No.1 Single with ‘Country Again’

It sure feels good to be “Country Again” for Thomas Rhett!  The superstar is celebrating his 18th No.1 single as…


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September 14, 2021


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It sure feels good to be “Country Again” for Thomas Rhett

The superstar is celebrating his 18th No.1 single as his latest release tops both the Billboard Country and Mediabase/Country Aircheck Charts this week.

The news comes after “Country Again” earned the top spot at Canadian Country Radio for two consecutive weeks.

“This song is so special to me, because every line really is autobiographical,” Rhett shared in a statement. “But it’s also a song about centering yourself and reconnecting with the things that are truly important to you; which is different for all of us. Being able to share this song with fans each night on the road finally and seeing how it’s resonating with them is something I will never take for granted.”

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Not only does this mark the current CMA Awards Male Vocalist of the Year nominee’s 18th chart-topper, it’s also his 12th consecutive No. 1 hit — the longest current active streak in the format (Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart). 

The soon-to-be father of four celebrated in true girl dad style – by watching Disney’s Moana with his daughter Lennon. 


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“I just wanted to say thank you very much for my 18th number one single at country radio,” Rhett shared in a video message on Instagram. “’Country Again’ is the number one song in the country this week, right?! And me and Lennon are celebrating by watching Moana, so thank you to everyone. Thank you, country radio, to everyone whose ever streamed this song or downloaded it or told a friend about it. One of my favorites. I wrote this in my basement in the dead center of 2020 and never imagined that it would be the number one song in the country. So, thank y’all. Thank you, thank you. Thank you for everything, for all the support. Can’t wait to see you on the road this weekend…”

“Country Again” is the title track off Rhett’s latest album, Country Again: Side A

Rhett is currently in the midst of his Center Point Road Tour, which runs through October. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.