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Garth Brooks Tops the Charts with “Ask Me How I Know”

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Garth Brooks is the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and now he’s back on top of the charts for the 20th time with his song, “Ask Me How I Know.” The song is at No. 1 on both Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts.

“I’m so proud of the Pearl Records team for working so hard for this No. 1,” Brooks says. “Congrats to [writer] Mitch Rossell on his first cut – so happy for you, pal! And, to country radio: four decades later, thanks for still believing. I’m humbled and very grateful.”

The song is Brooks’ first chart topper since “More Than A Memory” in 2007 which became the only song to debut atop the chart, ending a 10-year and three-month time span between No. 1s, the second-longest in chart history (for acts in a lead role); Tracy Lawrence waited 11 years between “Texas Tornado” in 1996 and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” in 2007.

Brooks is also on top of the Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart as The Anthology: Part 1, The First Five Years sold 57,000 album units, all in traditional album sales. The box set, which chronicles his rise to stardom from 1989 to 1993 is available only on CD.

Brooks banks his 17th Top Country Albums No. 1, tying Willie Nelson for the second-most. Brooks’ musical idol George Strait reigns with 26 No. 1s.

Here is a list of all of Brooks’ No. 1’s:

1989 – “If Tomorrow Never Comes”

1990 – “The Dance,” “Friends In Low Places,” “Unanswered Prayers”

1991 – “Two Of A Kind Workin’ On A Full House,” “The Thunder Rolls, Shameless,” “What She’s Doing Now”

1992 – “The River,” “Somewhere Other Than The Night”

1993 – “That Summer,” “Ain’t Goin’ Down (Til The Sun Comes Up),” “Honky Tonk Bar Association”

1995 – “She’s Every Woman,” “The Beaches Of Cheyenne”

1997 – “Longneck Bottle”

1998 – “Two Pina Coladas,” “To Make You Feel My Love”

2007 – “More Thank A Memory”

2017 – “Ask Me How I Know”

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