Chugg Music recording artist Casey Barnes is sitting at the top of the The Music Network’s Country HOT 50 for the second week.

‘Sparks Fly’ is the new single from his upcoming album, Town Of A Million Dreams on April 17.

Like for so many of his peers, the timing of COVID-19 has been particularly cruel to Barnes.

He had a bunch of launch shows and festival performances scheduled around the album release which have now been cancelled.

The headline shows, which were also going to feature Southbound (NSW shows) and Darlinghurst (VIC shows) will be re-scheduled.

“I’ll be honest…. its been a pretty rough week,” said Barnes when announcing the chart topping news.

“One of the most challenging I’ve ever experienced in my entire career so at the moment its important to celebrate the little wins and this one’s pretty special.”

‘Sparks Fly’ is the first national country airplay #1 for Barnes.

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This week’s chart features an all Australian top 5 with Morgan Evans’ ‘Diamonds,’ Brad Cox’s ‘Give Me Tonight,’ Hayley Marsten’s ‘Spectacular Heartbreak’ and Travis Collins’ new track ‘Weekend’ completing the top 5.

New Australian entries in this week’s chart are Little Quirks with ‘Devil’s Ivy’ (#34) and Mick Lindsay with ‘Afterparty’ (#44)

The Dixie Chicks have the highest international entry with their comeback hit ‘Gaslighter’ at #6 this week.

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