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Dustin Lynch Makes History with “Thinking ‘Bout You” with MacKenzie Porter, Says This Song Has Been “The Greatest Gift” (Exclusive)

The hit song has been in the Top 10 for 27 weeks, surpassing Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood’s duet “If I Didn’t Love You.”

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 11: Dustin Lynch attends the 2022 CMT Music Awards at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on April 11, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT)

Dustin Lynch is in “party mode,” as his hit song “Thinking ‘Bout You” with MacKenzie Porter just made Billboard history today (April 19).

The smash hit sat at No. 1 in the Billboard Country Airplay chart for six weeks before parking it in the Top 10 for 27 weeks — aka over six months — making history for the longest running Top 10 single in the Billboard Country Airplay chart since its inception in 1990.

Currently sitting and No. 8, the Broken Bow Records star posted a photo of the achievement on instagram captioning it, “Y’all keep blowing us away with this song!”


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Porter posted the same photo saying, “Mind is blown. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This is because of y’all.”

Since its release on May 3, 2021, fans have been streaming the song day and night while patiently waiting to hear it live during Lynch’s Party Mode TourWhen speaking with Celeb Secrets host Juliet Schroder on the red carpet at the 2022 CMT Music Awards in Nashville last Monday, April 11,  the 36-year-old country crooner said that watching people sing and dance along to “Thinking ‘Bout You” — which was up for “Collaborative Video of the Year” at the show — during his concerts has been the “greatest gift” he’s received from the fans so far.

“We just hit the road on the Party Mode Tour, so to have that live feedback and to see people sing and dance to ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’ is the greatest gift I could ever think of,” he said.

The PLATINUM, six-week #1 duet, replaced the previous record holder, ‘If I Didn’t Love You’ by Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, which held the title for 26 weeks.

Dustin Lynch is no stranger to blowing up the charts, as he’s been making waves on the Billboard Country Airplay chart since 2017 when his hit single “Small Town Boy” sat at No. 1 for four weeks. “Thinking ‘Bout You” has been streamed over 300 million times and marks Dustin’s eighth U.S. No. 1 at Country Radio and MacKenzie’s first.

“We’re just feeling the energy and loving it,” he said with excitement about the track.

“Thinking ‘Bout You” can be heard on Dustin’s fifth studio album, Blue In The Skywhich is available now on all streaming platforms. The project is a compilation of songs that introduces a new chapter for the country music star, and he can’t wait for everyone to “do some life” with each track.

“I couldn’t be more proud of this album and where I’m at right now in my career,” shared Lynch in a statement. “Life couldn’t look any brighter coming off the success of ‘Thinking ‘Bout You,’ and rolling into this next chapter with ‘Party Mode.’ I’m pumped for everyone to hear these songs and do some life with them.”

For more on Dustin Lynch, watch our full interview with him from the 2022 CMT Music Awards below. You can catch Dustin on his Party Mode Tour in select cities from now through May 15, and learn more about tour dates and tickets here.

For more coverage from the CMT Music Awards, click here. With reporting by Juliet Schroder. 

Written by Blakely McHugh

Blakely McHugh is a news and feature contributor for Celeb Secrets Country. She previously worked in local TV news for four years before making the switch to entertainment. She has an unmatched passion for reality tv, celebrities and pop culture. When she's not reporting on the red carpets and conducting interviews, you can find her singing karaoke or binge watching her favorite reality tv shows.

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