Some artists prefer a champagne toast or a special party, but Russell Dickerson celebrated his latest career success by burning off a couple hundred calories.

Dickerson's latest submission to country radio, "God Gave Me a Girl," hit the top of the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart this week, after climbing since its release late in 2022. It's the singer's fifth career No. 1 on the chart, but he says that "God Gave Me a Girl" — an ode to his wife Kailey and the life journey that led him to love — is particularly meaningful, even compared to the rest of his catalog.

So when the song went No. 1, he had to go big. And for Dickerson, that meant blowing down a country road in a full-on sprint, loudly yelling his celebrations as he ran.

"WE FREAKING DID IT FAM!!!!!!!" the singer gushes in the caption of his post, alongside video of himself bounding down the road.

"Thank you JESUS! Thank you country radio for believing in me and this song. Thank you Triple Tigers Records and the entire Team RD for absolutely dominating!" he continues. "To my gorgeous wife [Kailey Dickerson] for all the inspiration every single day. To the writers [Chase McGill, Zach Crowell and Ashley Gorley] for writing this smash w me! All our friends and family for. constantly covering us in prayer."

Dickerson ended his message with a note to the fans, thanking them for "your constant love and support year after year!!!


"God Gave Me a Girl" appears on Dickerson's self-titled album, which came out in late 2022.

See the Most Played Country Song from the Year You Were Born

Who had the most played country song during the year you were born? This list is a fascinating time capsule of prevalent trends from every decade in American history. Scroll through to find your birth year and then click to listen. Some of these songs have been lost through the years, many of them for good reason!

Men named Hank dominated early before stars like Freddie Hart, Ronnie Milsap, Willie Nelson Clint Black took over to close the 1980s. More recently it's been Tim Mcgraw, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown and Morgan Wallen. Did the most-played country song from the year you were born become a favorite of yours later? All info comes from Billboard's country airplay charts.

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