Big & Rich Make History With ‘That’s Why I Pray’

Big & Rich post the highest debut by a duo in the Nielsen BDS era, as “That’s Why I Pray” opens with the Hot Shot Debut, Most Increased Audience and Breaker triple crown on Country Songs.

In the 22-plus years since Billboard and Nielsen BDS pioneered technology-based radio charts, Big & Rich is only the third duo to open inside the top 30 — Brooks & Dunn’s “My Maria” arrived at No. 30 on the April 4, 1996 chart, and Sugarland debuted at No. 27 with “All I Want to Do” on the chart dated June 7, 2008. Brooks & Dunn’s track eventually spent three weeks at the summit, and Sugarland’s single led for one week.

Read more at  Country Countdown: Big & Rich Make History With ‘That’s Why I Pray’ | Billboard.biz.

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