Three cheers and an ear-shattering drumbeat for Rascal Flatts as its “I Like the Sound of That” enters the winner’s circle on Billboard’s country airplay chart, thereby ending an arduous 31-week trek.

This is Flatts’ first No. 1 song since “Banjo” triumphed in 2011 — and the group’s 13th to date. It’s first was “These Days” in 2002.