This week in country music: 2009

Updated: Jul. 5, 2018 at 6:46 AM CDT
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(KFVS) - Let's take a stroll down our musical memory lane.

This morning songs that were being played on country radio nine years ago.

For the first week of July in 2009, Billboard Magazine's Country Chart had Keith Urban at number five with Kiss a Girl.  The song would crossover to pop radio.  It peaked on the Hot 100 at number 16.  So far it's Urban's only top 20 hit on that chart.
Brad Paisley was parked in the number four spot with Then. It was just coming off a three week stay at number one.  It was Paisley's tenth consecutive chart topping hit.

At number three was Sideways by Dierks Bentley.  It would go on to be Bentley's seventh number one single.  You may remember Fox using  Sideways with revised lyrics as the network's NASCAR theme song for the 2011 and 2012 Sprint Cup Seasons.

The Zac Brown Band had a hold of the number two spot with Whatever It Is.  It was the group's follow-up  to their debut single Chicken Fried which was a number one hit.  Whatever It Is didn't quite make it to the top spot, but it had a very long chart run.  Billboard ranked it as the second biggest hit of the year.

Kenny Chesney was partying hard in 2009.  His hit about a party was the best selling country single in the U.S.  Out Last Night tells the story of a man and his girlfriend going to a party and after a few drinks the man starts telling everyone he's  "a doctor, a lawyer, a senator's son,  Brad Pitt's brother, and a man on the run".   Out Last Night was Chesney's 17th chart topping single.

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