The record-setting pace of Canadians reaching #1 on the Billboard Canada Country National Airplay continues with the release of the new weekly chart today. The James Barker Band’s “Keep It Simple” is the new #1 hit, marking their second chart-topper after “Chills” in 2017. Congratulations to the band. They also become the first group since the chart began in 2013 to have more than one #1 single!

Their feat now lengthens the list of Canadian #1 hits this year to nine, pulling away from last year’s previous record of seven…with more than half-a-year to go!

And it marks an interesting trend that is unique to this year only: Canadians knocking each other from that #1 position! It’s really not surprising considering the number of Canadian chart-toppers in such a short time. It was bound to happen, but so far this year it’s happened three times! “Keep It Simple” takes over the top spot from MacKenzie Porter’s “About You,” while “Lost” by The Hunter Brothers replaced Aaron Pritchett’s “Better When I Do” back in April, and The Reklaws’ “Feels Like That” was followed by Tenille Townes’ “Somebody’s Daughter” last February.

Meanwhile, Tim Hicks or Dean Brody could continue that trend in seven days and set a new record with three different Canadian artists replacing each other at #1. Tim’s “What a Song Should Do” and Dean’s “Whiskey in a Teacup” occupy positions 7 and 8 respectively and either one could vault up to the top of the chart. Will it happen? Tune in next week!