Billboard has dropped the names of the top country artists of this year!
Luke Combs is yet again found on the top and named as the Billboard Country Artists of the Year. Combs also topped the Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay Songs, Top Country Album, and Country Digital Song Sales.
Another artist who has been catching the attention of many in the industry is this year’s Top New Country Artists, Gabby Barrett. A 2020 breakout year for the rising elite talent, Barrett, who was also an ACM and CMA nominee, sent waves into the world with her remix of Charley Putt’s “I Hope.”
Barrett was also named as one of Rolling Stone’s top collaborators this year. She was also listed in Variety’s 2020 Power of Young Hollywood, Billboard’s 21 under 21, and the newly minted Forbes 30 under 30 in music.
Barrett has continually proven that she is the best upcoming talent in country music history. Her now nearly gold-certified debut album is officially the only album to date to accumulate the most streams in the first week for any debut album in history. She was also the only woman to claim both the number 1 spot on the Country Hot Songs Chart and a Hot 100 Top 10 with a debut solo single.
Now, as the year comes to a close, Barrett has her breakout song, “I Hope” hailed as the top country song for 2020 and her being named this year’s top new artists.
Below is the list of this year’s top Billboard Country artists:
2 Morgan Wallen
3 Kane Brown
4 Maren Morris
5 Jason Aldean
6 Sam Hunt
7 Gabby Barrett
8 Blake Shelton
9 Thomas Rhett
10 Dan + Shay
Hot Country Songs (2020)
1 I Hope, Gabby Barrett
2 The Bones, Maren Morris
3 10,000 Hours, Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
4 Chasin’ You, Morgan Wallen
5 Nobody But You, Blake Shelton Duet With Gwen Stefani
6 One Man Band, Old Dominion
7 Got What I Got, Jason Aldean
8 Die From A Broken Heart, Maddie & Tae
9 I Hope You’re Happy Now, Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
10 One Of Them Girls, Lee Brice
Go and check out more from Billboard’s top country acts for 2020 including the top male and female artists of the year and more.