Justin Timberlake may be pop music’s golden child, but he’s still a country boy at heart. The Tennessee native just scored his first hit on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
According to Billboard, his song “Drink You Away” from his 2013 album The 20/20 Experience debuted on the chart at number 60. The song gained traction after Justin performed it with country singer Chris Stapleton at the CMA Awards in November.
Following that performance, RCA Records released “Drink” as a single to pop and country radio. It took a few months to really catch on, but the song has been particularly embraced by Nashville stations.
The only other time Justin scaled the country charts was with ‘NSYNC in 1999 when they were featured on Alabama’s remake of the boy band’s hit “God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You.”
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