Hot 100 First-Timers: Corey Kent debuts with ‘Wild as Her’

The track, released via Combustion Masters / Sony Music Nashville, debuts at No. 89 with 6.8 million US streams (up 29%) and 700 sold downloads (up 16%) in the tracking week of 17-23. June, according to Luminate. At the same time, it rises 24-20 Hot country songs.

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“The last few months have been a wild ride,” Kent says Billboard. “The way people have reacted to music changes my life completely. It has been humbling to see ‘Wild as Her’ continue to grow and accomplish new things. Looking forward to seeing where it goes from here! “

Although this is his first time reaching the Hot 100, the 28-year-old Oklahoma native had previously made inroads into Billboard‘s charts in 2015-16 as a finalist on the eighth season of The voice. Three of the songs he performed on the show hit the Hot Country Songs hit list: his cover of Garth Brooks’ ‘To Make You Feel My Love’ reached # 44 in April 2015 (marking his first appearance on any Billboard examination); his version of Jason Aldean’s “Why” reached No. 49; and his update of Bad English’s “When I See You Smile” reached No. 38. Kent was then billed on the chart under his full name, Corey Kent White.

The following year, Kent’s LP was released Long road reached No. 42 on best country album and No. 19 on Heatseeker’s Albums.

“Wild as Her” marks Kent’s first hit list appearance since 2016, and his first as Sony Music Nashville signs.

Kent is currently touring with the Eli Young Band, having opened for Chase Rice and Parker McCollum.

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