GOLD Certified “Big Green Tractor” Makes Country Music History At No. One On Billboard’s All Genre Ringscan Chart
NASHVILLE, TN – Sep 14, 2009 – Country music star Jason Aldean is celebrating his fourth consecutive week at No. one on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts this week with his laid back country love song “Big Green Tractor.” Aldean is the only artist to hold the No. one position for four straight weeks in more than 18 months. Brad Paisley’s “Letter to Me” had a four-week run in Feb. 2008.
“This is crazy. The guys I’ve always looked up to…my heroes…are the ones who are supposed to be sitting up there at the top,” said Aldean. “Man, I feel like I’m constantly thanking country radio and the fans, but they truly are a huge part of the reason I’m having such a great year. “It motivates me to go out and work harder than I ever have before. The fans and all their energy and support are fueling everything I’m doing right now…it feels incredible!”
Aldean also makes country music history this week as the first country artist to ever take the No. one spot on the Billboard all-genre Ringscan chart. “Big Green Tractor” edged out the rest of the Top Five including superstars Jay Z, Drake, Mariah Carey and The Black Eyed Peas. The smash hit has also just been certified GOLD by the RIAA for digital sales, making it the 2nd track from his critically acclaimed third album WIDE OPEN to claim that status.
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Mary Hilliard Harrington