Blake Shelton’s ‘Hillbilly Bone’ Tops Country Singles Charts
Blake Shelton's release of his 'SIX PAK' album 'Hillbilly Bone' became an instant hit last week, selling over 71,000 units and marking Blake's highest album debut on Billboard's Top 200 chart to date, coming in at No. 3.
The album's title track and current single, featuring Blake's longtime friend, Trace Adkins, has also made an impact of its own. This week, 'Hillbilly Bone' becomes Blake's sixth No. 1 single, topping both the Billboard and Country Aircheck (Mediabase) charts.
"I'm honored how country radio has embraced me over the last 10 years," says the Oklahoma-born Blake. "You dream of having a No. 1 song all your life, and now country radio has blessed me with six. I want to personally thank every program director, music director and on-air personality who has played this single. Thank you all for your support over the years!"
In addition to his radio-promotion team at his record label, Warner Bros., Blake thanked Trace for contributing vocals to 'Hillbilly Bone,' saying, "He definitely helped bring it home to No. 1."
'Hillbilly Bone' is also nominated for ACM Vocal Event of the Year. The awards show airs live, Sunday, April 18 on CBS.