Sept 7, 2010 - Lee Brice’s single “Love Like Crazy” moves to # 3 and enters its 55th week on the Billboard Country Songs Chart, breaking the record for most weeks spent on this chart. The song that held the chart for 54 weeks was Eddy Arnold’s “Bouquet of Roses,” which debuted the week of May 15, 1948.
August 31st, 2010 - When “Love Like Crazy” was released to radio stations in August 2009, Lee Brice had no idea how long it would take for the song to hit its stride.
It’s now been on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 53 weeks — that’s more than a year that it’s been in circulation, and it’s still on the move in the Top 5. That longevity is so rare that only one song has ever lasted longer on the country chart: Eddy Arnold’s “Bouquet Of Roses,” which began a 54-week run in 1948.
August 31st, 2010 - ABC-TV is airing CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock Wednesday (9/1). Tim McGraw hosts the three-hour primetime concert special, which will coincide with a Tweet 'N' Greet at ABC.com. What's a Tweet 'N' Greet, you ask? Think lots of stars tweeting in unison:
Tim McGraw (@TimMcGrawArtist), Julianne Hough (@JulianneHough), Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum), Reba (@Reba), Blake Shelton (@BlakeShelton), Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) and Zac Brown Band (@ZacBrownBand) will all be posting behind-the-scenes scoop during the telecast.
August 27th, 2010 - For the first time since 1958, a song has spent a year on Billboard's Country Songs chart.
Bulleting at its peak to-date of No. 5 in its 52nd chart week, Lee Brice's "Love Like Crazy" becomes just the third title to rack a year on Country Songs since the chart launched in 1944.
"Love Like Crazy" debuted the week of Sept. 5, 2009, at No. 58. It reached the top 40 in its 11th week and the top 10 in its 46th week, completing the longest trek to the top 10 in the chart's archives.
Here is a look at the three titles to log a year or more on Country Songs: