Matt Stell Scores His Second Country Airplay No. 1 With ‘Everywhere But On’

Matt Stell notches his second straight career-opening No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, as “Everywhere But On” leaps from No. 5 to No. 1 in its 47th week on the list (dated Nov. 7).

The song from Stell, who was born and raised in Arkansas, reigns with a 21% gain to 31.7 million audience impressions in the week ending Nov. 1, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The hop marks the greatest to the pinnacle since Scotty McCreery’s “In Between” flew 7-1 on June 27.

“I’ve always wanted to make music I love that hopefully means something to people,” Stell tells Billboard of the song, which he wrote with Lance Miller and Paul Sikes and produced with Ash Bowers. “‘Everywhere But On’ is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written, so watching it climb the charts has been a dream come true. The fact that I get to share it with a team of badass talented people who are passionate about this record makes it even better.”

The song is the second single from Stell’s same-named EP, which peaked at No. 32 in November 2019. Lead single and Stell’s introductory hit “Prayed for You” led Country Airplay for two weeks in October 2019.