Blake Shelton, Ashley Monroe, Brett Eldredge and Cole Swindell all achieve chart-topping hits
Warner Music Nashville is celebrating a little March Madness of its own with three songs by four of the company’s recording artists reaching No. 1 this month. WMN is the first label group to land three singles in the No. 1 spot this year.
Country superstar Blake Shelton’s “Lonely Tonight,” which recently became his 14th consecutive No. 1 single, has now officially been certified Gold by the RIAA. The Academy of Country Music Awards-nominated duet with Warner Bros. Records label mate and friend Ashley Monroe became Shelton’s 19th No. 1 overall and 18th gold-certified single to date (which includes all 14 consecutive No. 1’s).
With “Mean to Me,” CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge joins a prestigious group of artists who’ve written and recorded three consecutive No. 1 singles from their debut album. Atop this week’s Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and Mediabase/Country Aircheck, “Mean to Me” follows his two other back to back No. 1 singles “Don’t Ya” and “Beat of the Music” off his debut album, Bring You Back. “Wow! First #1, my life was changed, second #1, it got even better and now to close out an album with a third #1, it’s a dream come true,” said Eldredge.
The folks over at Taste of Country caught the vibe immediately when they heard the latest single from Warner Bros. Records recording artist Ashley Monroe: “Fans can hear Ashley Monroe smiling as she sings her new song ‘On to Something Good.’”
Earning one RIAA certification is thrilling for any artist. Earning three in one day? Atlantic Records recording artist Hunter Hayes has a hard time even describing the feeling.
“As a musician, you always hope your songs connect, whether it’s with one person or 100 people or even thousands,” said Hayes. “To know that this many people went out and bought these songs and are playing my music – it’s the best feeling in the world. It means we’re in this together, and I’m so grateful for that.”
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 to expand the presence of WMG and its family of labels in Nashville. The division is home to Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Nashville and Word Entertainment.