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JUST IN: Nate Smith Joins Impressive Country Company As "World On Fire" Spends Its Eighth Week Atop Billboard Country Airplay Chart

Nate Smith is making history!

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The fire is not going out for breakout star Nate Smith! The California native earned the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for the eighth consecutive week. The high octane tune has become a fan favorite and highlight of his live shows!

The accomplishment ties Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night,” Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett’s “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and Lonestar’s “Amazed” for the second-longest No. 1 chart reign since Country Airplay began in 1990. The song also hit No. 1 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart for three weeks.

Nate shared with Billboard, “N8 Weeks At No 1. The crazy thing about this song is that it wasn't even supposed to come out! It was starting to gain a lot of traction on social media and the demand was high. I'm so lucky to have a team that knew how to strategically release it alongside my debut album by releasing the deluxe version the same day that the debut dropped. This song completely anchored the album. My mind is absolutely blown hearing the news that ‘World On Fire’ has gone #1 for an 8th straight week. Thank you to the fans and thank you country radio!”

“World On Fire” is one of 26 tracks on Smith’s self-titled album released last year. The album hit #6 on Billboard’s Country albums chart and #30 overall on the Billboard Top 200.Nate Smithalso includes RIAA Gold-certified hits “Wreckage” and “Under My Skin.” Smith now has over a billion total career streams worldwide and has achieved four No.1s on SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Weekend Countdown: “Whiskey On You,” “I Found You,” “Better Boy,” and “World On Fire.”

Smith kicked off his headline WORLD ON FIRE TOUR last month, where he’ll stop in 21 major cities across the country including Chicago, Indianapolis, NYC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Afterwards, he’ll join Morgan Wallen for his ONE NIGHT AT A TIME 2024 tour. He will open the highly sought-after tour in stadiums across the country, with stops in Arlington (TX), Charlotte, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Nashville, Oxford (MS), Tampa and other cities. Smith will also return to Stagecoach next year after his debut appearance at the festival this year.


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