There’s a new #1 song at the top of the weekly Billboard Canada Country National Airplay chart and it’s significant for several reasons.

The Hunter Brothers single “Lost” is the new chart-topper and it’s their first #1 hit! Congratulations to Ty, JJ, Luke, Brock and Dusty. With the publication of the chart today, it coincidentally happens on National Siblings Day. It’s also the 22nd Canadian song to reach the top since the chart began in 2013.

“Lost” replaces Aaron Pritchett’s first #1 hit, “Better When I Do.” It’s a rare situation when one Canadian song replaces another for the #1 spot, but it has happened a couple of times over the years. In 2013, Gord Bamford’s “When Your Lips Are So Close,” the first Canadian #1 hit on the chart, was replaced by the second Canadian #1 hit, Dean Brody’s “Bounty.” Those two were the only Canadian chart-toppers that year. Earlier this year, Tenille Townes’ “Somebody’s Daughter” took over the #1 spot from The Reklaws’ “Feels Like That.”

The Hunters’ hit also keeps the momentum going for 2019 to be a record year for Canadian artists scoring #1 hits. “Lost” becomes the sixth Canadian #1 hit this year, less than a third of the way through the year, setting a pace that’s unequalled in any year of the chart. In other words, 2019 has already had more Canadian #1’s than any other year at this point in time! For the record, last year was the record year with a total of seven Canadian songs reaching #1.

“Lost” reaching #1 is special for a few more reasons. It makes The Hunter Brothers the first Canadian sibling group to reach the peak. The Reklaws were the first Canadian sibling duo to do so and are the only Canadian duo to do so. And of the six #1’s so far this year, all but one, Dallas Smith’s “Rhinestone World,” have come from artists who have never had a #1 hit before!

2019 may turn out to be the best year for Canadian #1 hits…and there’s still over eight months to go!