Little Big Town makes Billboard chart history with ‘Girl Crush’

The song has topped the charts for 11 weeks straight

GRAMMY award-winning country group, Little Big Town, makes Billboard history as their reign continues atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for the 11th consecutive week with their smash hit, “Girl Crush.”

Little Big Town’s 11th week in the #1 spot sets a new record as the longest run by a group (of at least three members) in the chart’s history ousting the previous record set by The Browns with “The Three Bells” in 1959.

“Crush” additionally logs its third consecutive week and 11th week overall as the #1 country download on the Nielsen SoundScan Digital Country Songs Chart; making it the most downloaded song in country music for 2015 with sales totaling nearly 1.4 million. The hit single is also currently sitting in the #5 position on the country radio charts and is heading towards a #1 record in the coming weeks.

Earlier this year, the song caused quite a controversy among radio listeners, causing some stations to pull the track. Fans across the country have written to and called radio programmers out about the song “promoting the gay agenda” with threats to boycott stations. Many programmers and on air personalities have spoken out in defense of the track, including the band.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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