John Mayer’s “In the Blood” Cracks Billboard Country Airplay Chart [Listen]

John Mayer’s “In the Blood” Cracks Billboard Country Airplay Chart [Listen]

On April 14, seven-time Grammy winner John Mayer dropped his seventh studio album, The Search for Everything. The 12-song offering debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk chart and No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, selling 132,000 units in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.

When the album’s “In the Blood” began garnering unsolicited airplay on country radio, John’s label—Columbia Records—decided to officially release the single. After one week, “In the Blood” reached No. 59 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, marking the first time John has cracked a country chart. The new tune, which John penned, features background vocals from Sheryl Crow, although she’s not officially credited.

Listen to John’s “In the Blood” below.

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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