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Brad Cox clinches his first Australian country airplay #1

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Brad Cox clinches his first Australian country airplay #1

Rising Aussie act Brad Cox has topped the Australian country airplay chart for the first time.

‘Give Me Tonight’ rises four frames this week to summit the TMN Country Hot 50 powered by Radio Monitor, making it Aussie country radio’s #1 song.

The track makes it to the top in its eleventh charting week.

Cox had broken the Top 10 of the old TMN Country Airplay Chart on three previous occasions, with ‘Rusty Strings’ (#4) and ‘Red Light’ (#9).

His duet with Rachel Fahim ‘Even If I Wanted To’ made it as high as #9 on the Country Hot 50 recently.

The achievement comes six months after signing with Sony Music Entertainment, and the track is his first to be released through the label.

At the time, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand and President of Asia, Denis Handlin, predicted a swift rise for the Jindanbyne singer-songwriter.

“Brad is one of Australia’s brightest new country music stars and we have significant local and international ambitions for him as we work to break him to a global audience,” Handlin said.

There are two other tracks breaching the Top 5 for the first time this week, with The Buckleys’ latest effort ‘I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love)’ jumping to #3 in its seventh week and Oh Harlow’s ‘Give It A Miss’ rising to #5 just nine weeks after first charting.

Meanwhile, on the TMN Hot 100 Airplay Chart, Lizzo’s ‘Good As Hell’ reclaims top spot after ‘Never Seen The Rain’ by Tones And I spent just a single week at #1.

There are new airplay peaks for ‘Lose Control’ (#4) by Meduza, Becky Hill & Goodboys, as well as ‘Before You Go’ (#9) by Lewis Capaldi.

The highest debut goes to the Avicii tribute track ‘Forever Yours’ by Kygo, Avicii & Sandro Cavazza which lands at #43.

Zedd’s ‘The Middle’ featuring Maren Morris & Grey, with songwriting credits by Aussie Sarah Aarons, racks a milestone 100th week on the Hot 100.

TMN Country Hot 50

#1. Brad Cox – ‘Give Me Tonight’ (SME)

#2. Melanie Dyer – ‘Memphis T-Shirt’ (UMA)

#3. The Buckleys – ‘I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love) (PET/UMA)

#4. Morgan Evans – ‘Diamonds’ (WMA)

#5. Oh Harlow – ‘Give It A Miss’ (IND)

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