Florida Georgia Line & Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” Extends Chart Record With 40-Week Run at No. 1

Florida Georgia Line & Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” Extends Chart Record With 40-Week Run at No. 1

Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” is continuing its record-smashing run atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

“Meant to Be” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the 40th week, which extends the record for most weeks atop the chart. The tune’s closest competitor is Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” which spent 34 weeks at No. 1 in 2017.

The 59-year-old Billboard Hot Country Songs chart blends streaming, airplay and sales data.

“Meant to Be” was co-penned by Bebe Rexha, Josh Miller, David Garcia and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard.

“From day one, this song was just meant to be,” says Tyler. “Bebe jumped in on a canceled writing session last minute and now it’s going down in history.”

Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart All-Time Record

1. “Meant to Be” – Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha – 40 weeks (2018)
2. “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt — 34 weeks (2017)

3. “Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line – 24 weeks (2012)
4. “Walk On By” – Leroy Van Dyke – 19 weeks (1961)
5. “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line – 18 weeks (2016)
6. “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett 17 weeks – (2015)
7. “Love’s Gonna Live Here” – Buck Owens – 16 weeks (1963)

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

Daily Dose

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell