“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.”
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.