1996 (tie): ‘It Matters to Me’ by Faith Hill, ‘No News’ by Lonestar, ‘Time Marches On’ by Tracy Lawrence, ‘My Maria’ by Brooks and Dunn, ‘Carried Away’ by George Strait, and two more


Number of weeks spent as #1: 3

1996 was a competitive year, with seven artists grabbing the top slot for three weeks apiece. Faith Hill was the first to span three weeks with “It Matters to Me,” which was also her first song to hit the Billboard Hot 100 (at #74). Lonestar’s “No News” was their very first #1 single, and “Time Marches On” was the longest-lasting #1 hit of Tracy Lawrence’s career.