Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” has made a huge impact on the country charts. The single just went down in history by spending 11 straight weeks at number one on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart. In the chart’s 56-year history, this is the longest span a track by a group of at least three members has stayed at the top.
“Girl Crush” also came in at the top spot on Billboard’s Country Digital Songs chart for the 11th week in a row. The single sold over 59,000 downloads in a week’s span, bringing it close to becoming the year’s most downloaded country song, with nearly 1.4 million copies bought so far.
The chart-topping track found widespread success even after an initial backlash from fans and figures within the music industry, about the perceived content of the song.
Although the group is enjoying their time at the top of the charts, they aren’t doing it on the road. The band was recently forced to cancel all tour dates through the end of July after doctors discovered a polyp on vocalist Jimi Westbrook’s vocal cords.
The group is set to return to the road in October for their Pain Killer Tour with support from David Nail, Ashley Monroe and Drake White. A full list of tour dates is available at Little Big Town’s official website.