Record-Setters for Longest Run at No. 1 on Top Country Albums Chart – Billboard
by Morgan Wallen Dangerous: the double album sets a new record this week for the most weeks at No. 1 in the history of Billboard‘s Top Country Albums Chart, which dates back to the issue of January 11, 1964. The first number 1 was Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire (The Best of Johnny Cash). He was ousted from the top spot the following week, although he would come back and have a healthy run at the top.
Over the years, 12 albums have set new records — not just old ones — as the longest running No. 1 album in chart history. Buck Owens and Kenny Rogers each set new records twice, which gives you an idea of how powerful they were at their peak.
They are the first albums to spend that number of weeks at No. 1 on the top country albums and the Billboard chart date on which they set this new record.
2: Buck Owens Soundtrack sings Tommy CollinsFebruary 1, 1964.
3: Johnny Cash Ring of Fire (The Best of Johnny Cash)February 15, 1964. The album spent a total of 14 weeks at the top.
15: Owen’s I have a tiger by the tailSeptember 18, 1965.
16: Eddy Arnold My world, March 12, 1966. The album spent a total of 17 weeks at the top. It was the first country album to receive a Grammy nod for album of the year.
18: At Glen Campbell’s Wichita linemanMarch 29, 1969. The album spent a total of 20 weeks at the top – a run matched by Cash’s Johnny Cash in San Quentin on the chart for December 13, 1969.
21: Charlie Rich’s Behind closed doorsAugust 17, 1974. It won album of the year at the CMA and ACM awards.
22: Kenny Rogers The player, June 23, 1979. The album spent a total of 23 weeks at the top. It won Album of the Year at the CMA Awards.
24: Roger’s KennyApril 19, 1980. The album spent a total of 25 weeks at the top.
26: Alabama feels so good, March 6, 1982. The album spent a total of 28 weeks at the top. It won album of the year at the ACM Awards. The band also spent 28 weeks at No. 1 with their follow-up LP, Mountain music. The reign of this album extended until April 2, 1983.
29: Randy Travis’ Forever and ever, January 9, 1988. The album spent a total of 43 weeks at the top. It won Album of the Year at the CMA Awards.
44: Shania Twain Come here, August 28, 1999. The album spent a total of 50 weeks at the top. He shared the mark starting with the graphic dated November 2, 2019, when Luke Combs’ This one is for you recorded its 50th and final week at the top.
51: Morgan Wallen Dangerous: the double albumApril 2, 2022. It won Album of the Year at the ACM Awards.