The banner year for Canadians scoring #1 hits on the Billboard Canada Country National Airplay chart continues! Congratulations to singer/songwriter Chad Brownlee for scoring his first #1 with “Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere.” On social media, Chad noted, “As a fresh face on the music scene in 2009 I was overwhelmed with the support Country Radio gave me right out of the gates. Now, almost 10 years later, I am humbled by the love all of you continue to give my music….Beyond grateful for this #1.”

Chad’s achievement is part of what’s turning out to be the best year on the charts for Canadian artists since they began in 2013. Last year set the record with seven Canadian songs by six different artists reaching the top. This year, the count is now up to six song, by six different artists, with all but one scoring their first #1’s! No other previous year had this many Canadian artists with #1 hits at this point in the year (last year only had three by this time).

There’s still eight more months to go to tie last year’s record…and break it…and set a new record!