After Billboard revised the Country Songs ranking method from core country radio audience to a digital, streaming, and expanded radio hybrid, Taylor Swift set an all-time record for the most weeks at #1 by a solo artist with her song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" reigning for nine weeks. She surpassed Country Music Hall of Fame honoree Connie Smith's eight weeks with "Once a Day" in 1964.
Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" is already in its fifth week at #2. Taylor's run is the longest for any artist since the late David Houston stayed nine weeks with "Almost Persuaded" in 1966.
No artist has spent more than nine weeks at #1 since Buck Owens led for 16 weeks in 1963-64 with "Love's Gonna Live Here."
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