Morgan Wallen Is Back On The Country Airplay Chart, “Sand In My Boots” Debuts At #56

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Morgan Wallen is officially back on the country airplay chart.

His song “Sand In My Boots” debuted this week at #56:

According to Billboard,

“He appears on the Country Airplay chart for the first time since the chart dated February 6, when ‘7 Summers’ ascended to its #15 peak.”

Prior to “7 Summers,” and all of his other radio singles that were subsequently pulled from rotation after his racial slur incident, he was on a run of four consecutive #1’s starting in June of 2018 with “Up Down,” “Chasin’ You,” “Whiskey Glasses,” and “More Than My Hometown.”

It’s no secret that he’s slowly and quietly been added back to radio stations across the country over the last couple months, and just last month alone his spins at country radio more than doubled.

However, it should be noted that at this time, “Sand In My Boots” is not actively being promoted as a single to country radio.

Billboard did, however, get a statement from a major-market programmer about what the potential of a single would be for Morgan should his team decide to officially send one to radio sometime soon.

He thinks it would be Morgan’s fifth #1:

“I think it would be a #1, and that he’d be welcomed back. He made a mistake and he’s apologized a number of times. He belongs back on the chart.”

Though the source wanted remain anonymous, with more and more radio programmers opening up to the idea of playing Morgan’s music again, I think it’s only a matter of time until they announce “Sand” as his next single.

It’s been a fan-favorite since the release of Dangerous: The Double Album in January, and he even performed a nice little acoustic version of it a couple weeks ago with Eric Church and Hardy (and Darius Rucker chillin’ on the couch).

And because I’m partial to stripped-down, acoustic versions of songs, I really like his raw version of it from The Dangerous Sessions.

If he does formally release it as a single, can we go with this one?

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