Airwaves (Brett Kissel song)

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Single by Brett Kissel
from the album Pick Me Up
ReleasedJune 19, 2015 (2015-06-19)
FormatMusic download
LabelWarner Music Canada
Songwriter(s)Zach Crowell
Matt Jenkins
Jonathan Singleton
Producer(s)Mickey Jack Cones[1]
Brett Kissel singles chronology
"Something You Just Don't Forget"
"Pick Me Up"

"Airwaves" is a song recorded by Canadian country music artist Brett Kissel, released June 19, 2015 as the first single from his sixth studio album, Pick Me Up (2015).[2] It peaked at number one on the Billboard Canada Country chart, his first chart-topper.[3]


"Airwaves" is a midtempo country song written by Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins, and Jonathan Singleton. The song also incorporates elements of pop and rock genres.[4] According to the digital sheet music published by Atlas Music Publishing, "Airwaves" is composed in the key of E major with an approximate tempo of 114 BPM.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Kerry Doole of New Canadian Music praised the song's production and "catchy," radio-friendly sound.[6] In his review of Pick Me Up, Markos Papadatos of Digital Journal described the song as "infectious" and wrote that it "lures the listener in from its first note."[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Airwaves" entered the Billboard Canada Country airplay chart at number 31 for the week of July 6, 2015 and was the most-added single of the week.[8] It reached the number one position on the chart dated October 3, 2015.[9] The song also debuted at number 83 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart dated July 11, 2015, and has since peaked at number 61.[10]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Ben Knechtel and premiered in July 2015.[11]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 61
Canada Country (Billboard)[9] 1


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Gold 40,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Airwaves - Brett Kissel | Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Brett Kissel: Airwaves - Music on Google Play". Google Play. Google. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  3. ^ Djuric, Mickey (September 21, 2015). "An afternoon pick-me-up". Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  4. ^ MacPherson, Alex J. (June 26, 2015). "After the success of his album Started With A Song, Brett Kissel is preparing to step onto country music's biggest stage". Verb News. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Brett Kissel "Airwaves"". Atlas Music Publishing. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  6. ^ Doole, Kerry (June 23, 2015). "Brett Kissel - Airwaves - Single Review". New Canadian Music. Slaight Music. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  7. ^ Papadatos, Markos (September 23, 2015). "Review: Brett Kissel superb on new studio album 'Pick Me Up'". Digital Journal. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  8. ^ Gonshor, Adam (July 6, 2015). "BRETT KISSEL ANNOUNCES CROSS-CANADA 'AIRWAVES' FALL TOUR". Press Releases. Warner Music Canada. Archived from the original on 2015-08-13. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Canada Country : Oct 03, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Canada Singles Top 100 (July 11, 2015) - Music Charts". / Billboard. Retrieved 25 September 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ "Artist | Brett Kissel - Airwaves". CMT. Corus Entertainment. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Brett Kissel Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Brett Kissel – Airwaves". Music Canada. Retrieved September 28, 2016.