One of our all-time favorite artists and one of our day ones’, Russell Dickerson has achieved a monumental feat. His first three singles to ever be released to country radio hit the number one spot on the charts, including “Yours,” “Blue Tacoma,” and most recently, “Every Little Thing.”
Although there are tons of artists that have reached the top spot on the charts, there are only a few, who have accomplished this as a brand new artist. Dickerson joins the likes of Luke Combs, who currently holds the record with six number ones in a row and Kelsea Ballerini, who’s first three singles all reached the coveted number one spot. Florida Georgia Line rounds out this list with their first four singles also hitting the top spot on Country Airplay in modern times.
This is a testament to these artists, who know their fan base and audience so well that they delivered a debut record that both fans and country radio love and support. Dickerson’s hard work and organic rise to fame deserves to be recognized and applauded, as he truly is the epitome of what hitting the pavement, never giving up, and keeping a positive attitude can do for you.
His first number one, “Yours,” was truly the little song that could. Dickerson first played the song for us, when we hosted our first ever Country Brunch with the singer-songwriter back in January 2016. This was before his record deal and before his debut album, but even then the entertainer knew how to win over fans in the room and mesmerize even the skeptics with his undeniable charm and talent. Country fans who got to witness his magic and stage presence early on knew then that we had a superstar on our hands.
“Blue Tacoma,” his second single to country radio off his debut record Yours, topped the charts almost a year to the date of his album release. If that’s not proof that he is made for this life, then we don’t know what is! Dickerson played this song, along with his third number one, “Every Little Thing,” and “MGNO,” at our Country On the Water event back in the summer of 2016, when all he had out was an EP.
We are so proud to champion his career over the years, and truly appreciate how he has stayed as humble as they come; despite, all his well-deserved success. Dickerson’s love and pride for what he does was truly showcased when he performed his heart out at Madison Square Garden back in September.
Years prior, our founder, Stephanie Wagner manifested that he would one day perform on that stage. Dickerson also remembered that moment and took time out of his performance to show his support for NYCountry Swag, shouting out our company on the sold-out venue filled with 18k country fans.
We cannot wait to continue to root for more success for the singer-songwriter and predict that one day he will be accepting an honor as Entertainer of the Year.
Congratulations to Russell and his team on this awesome accomplishment!
It will be interesting to see, who will join this crew of talented singer-songwriters next! In the meantime, check out some other rising artists, whose debut singles hit, the top spot on the charts here.
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