Jackson Dean – who most of you will vividly remember from Stars & Guitars on November 14 – has his first career number 1 hit at country radio, with “Don’t Come Lookin.”
“Don’t Come Lookin” was atop the Mediabase Country Airplay chart, as it maxed out at 8,149 spins on reporting country radio stations – including the Big 95.7 KML. That was enough to handily knock Thomas Rhett and Riley Green’s “Half of Me” out of the top spot.
“So I got a call this morning telling me that Don’t Come Lookin is sitting at No. 1 at Country Radio right now,” Dean said in an Instagram post. “I’ve been wearing a grin on my lip all the way across West Virginia this morning. It’s a hell of a dream to come true.”
“Don’t Come Lookin'” is Dean’s first chart topper, but likely won’t be his last. He’s the youngest solo male artist to take a debut single to the top of the chart ever. The song has been featured on the hit show “Yellowstone” and stole the show at Stars & Guitars here in Fayetteville.
“To every station that played this song, thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Dean said. “Radio’s a big part of my life growing up, and a big part – I believe – that got me into doing what I’m doing now.
“To everybody that has come out to see us, sang it back to us, downloaded it, headbanged to it, got lost to it – thank you. It’s crazy s–t.”
With the chart topper, Jackson becomes the sixth of our six 2022 Stars & Guitars artists to reach No. 1 in their career. Lauren Alaina has done it four times, Russell Dickerson also has four chart-toppers. Parker McCollum has two number 1s, while Joe Nichols has had five, and Michael Ray has two.
In 10 years of shows, Stars & Guitars artists have now amassed a total of 123 No. 1 hits as performers or as songwriters.