Released on July 2, 2021, two days before Independence Day, the song's patriotic sentiments struck a chord with many. Propelled by promotion from right-leaning outlets such as Fox News and SiriusXM's Patriot Radio, it became only the ninth song to debut at #1 on the Country chart. "Am I The Only Only One" also entered the Hot 100 at #14, overtaking Lewis' previous best solo placing of #87 achieved by "Country Boy."
It fell short of Staind's highest chart position; "It's Been Awhile
" climbed all the way to #5 in 2001.