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article imageFlorida Georgia Line makes country charts history with 'Cruise'

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 1, 2013 in Entertainment
On July 1, country duo Florida Georgia Line have another milestone to celebrate. Their smash debut single “Cruise” has already been certified quadruple platinum and it has become one of the best-selling singles by a country duo in digital history.
Thus far, according to an article in Country Weekly, it has spent 17 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts, which is a little over four months and they are ready to tie a record that was set in 1962 by veteran country music singer Leroy Van Dyke.
Van Dyke’s “Walk On By,” co-written by Kendall Hayes and Gary Walker, had spent an astonishing 19 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Charts.
The all-time record for most-weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country charts is shared by three late country legends: Hank Snow, Eddy Arnold and Webb Pierce.
Hank Snow’s 1950 song “I’m Moving On” and Eddy Arnold’s 1947 hit “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms) and Webb Pierce’s bluesy 1955 tune “In the Jailhouse Now” all spent twenty-one weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country charts.
If Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” continues at this pace, it may find itself in an impressive category of some of the greatest chart-topping country songs of all time.
For more information on Florida Georgia Line, visit their official website.
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