As the year comes to a close, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of our favorite songs that hit the top spot on the country charts in 2019.
“GIRL”- Maren Morris
Maren Morris was one of the only ladies to land the top spot on the charts this year with her powerful title track “GIRL.” The song is a testament to finding your confidence and women supporting women. We hope more and more songs like this one are recognized in 2020 and that women continue to be more represented on country radio.
“Every Little Thing”- Russell Dickerson
One of our day one artists, Russell Dickerson landed his third consecutive number 1 single with his infectious track “Every Little Thing.” We could not be more proud of Dickerson and all his much-deserved success this year. He truly one of the greatest entertainers of our time, and we hope his songs continue to rise to the top!
“Whiskey Glasses”- Morgan Wallen
Morgan Wallen’s third single to country radio, “Whiskey Glasses” climbed the charts for a while before finally landing the coveted number 1 spot! The song is a true testament to creative songwriting and Wallen’s undeniable talent. Check out our interview with the singer-songwriter, where he talked with us about his success just before opening up for Florida Georgia Line and Dan + Shay on tour this summer.
“God’s Country”- Blake Shelton
One of the newer songs of 2019, “God’s Country” is an absolute smash hit. Written by one of our favorite rising artists, HARDY with Devin Dawson and Jordan Schmidt, the lyrics complemented by the production make it one of the most enticing songs of the year. The song quickly received accolades and platinum status, so it is no surprise that it makes our list too!
“Beer Never Broke My Heart”- Luke Combs
Luke Combs can truly do no wrong! In just a few years, he has catapulted to fame and is one of the most respected male artists in the genre. His blend of traditional and modern sounds has landed him unprecedented success on the charts. “Beer Never Broke My Heart” marks his sixth consecutive number-one single, making him the first country artist to ever achieve this success with the first singles he ever put out to country radio.
“I Don’t About You”- Chris Lane
Chris Lane’s “I Don’t’ Know About You” is one of our favorite songs that was released this year. The jam was written by some of the most talented songwriters and artists in the industry, including Ashley Gorley, Hunter Phelps, Jameson Rodgers, and HARDY, who all deserve recognition as well. It is no wonder this song went number one! Watch our Swag Session interview with writers Hunter Phelps and Ashley Gorley below as they talk about the songwriting process.
“Prayed for You”- Matt Stell
It’s pretty exciting for us when one of our Swag Session artists find success on country radio! Our founder, Stephanie Wagner predicted that his debut you single “Prayed for You” would hit the number one spot back in September of 2018 when she chose the song as her monthly pick and she was right! The romantic love song is one you just can’t help but adore.
“Speechless”- Dan + Shay
After “Tequila” by Dan + Shay stayed at the top of the charts for what seemed like forever, the talented duo did it again with their follow up single, “Speechless.” Dan + Shay have had the most exciting last two years and continue to have more and more success each month. The song was certified triple platinum and is one of the duo’s most streamed songs ever!
“Even Though I’m Leaving”- Luke Combs
We have said it before and we will say it again, Luke Combs is a bonafide superstar. “Even Though I’m Leaving” became his seventh consecutive single to hit the number one spot the country charts. The Male Vocalist of the Year continues to release hit after hit and there is not an end in sight!
“One Man Band”- Old Dominion
Old Dominion released their newest record this year and found themselves with two number one hits, including “One Man Band.” The slow and soothing jam showcasing incredible song-writing and production, as well as a more vulnerable side of the band. We are so happy to see fans resonate with the softer side of the group!
“Remember You Young”- Thomas Rhett
With the year Thomas Rhett has had, we would be remiss not to add “Remember You Young” to our list. The nostalgic song is one of our favorites off his latest record, and we are so thrilled to see it finally land the top spot.
Let us know how your list compares to ours and what songs you hope to see on the charts in 2020!
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