With Dan + Shay in between, Wallen is followed by another proud redneck country boy, Hardy. Both Wallen and Hardy may be a country newcomer, but you can’t deny how they are full of twang – certainly drawing attention with their own tunes.
Luke Combs has also made the highest debut this month, proving why he is worthy of being this year’s hottest artist. He’s followed by a rising star in the country music scene, Matt Stell – who’s been called “one to watch.”
You can expect some hits from familiar names like Kenny Chesney, Jon Pardi, Miranda Lambert, and Little Big Town too, but make sure you keep your eyes peeled for another set of newcomers like Parker McCollum, Niko Moon, and Tenille Arts. We were also very pumped to hear new music from Laine Hardy.
Well, we’re only one page away to end one of the most challenging years. It may be seasons full of uncertainties, but one thing is for sure, there will never be a shortage of country music worth tuning in to. As always, this genre was able to capture it all, documenting each uncertain moment on a personal level — and helping make sense of things we had never seen before.
Check out our list below, and let us know if your favorite songs made it this month.
1. “More Than My Hometown” by Morgan Wallen
Some choices may be a lot more complicated than others, but choosing between your heart and your little hometown will never be a laughing matter. Morgan Wallen described the predicament with the effortless flair of a hopeless romantic in this song. But through his desperate effort to avoid losing that special someone for good, he realized some things are just not meant to be.
2. “I Should Probably Go to Bed” by Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay, the most recent winners of the CMA’s Vocal Duo of the Year award, have been dominating radio and streaming charts with hits like “Tequila,” “Speechless,” and “10,000 Hours.” Their latest release, “I Should Probably Go to Bed,” will likely continue their rise to country stardom even after the new year comes.
3. “One Beer” by Hardy (Feat. Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson)
You may not be familiar with Hardy as an artist just yet, but you’ve probably heard his songs. The Mississippi native is one of the award-nominated writers behind tracks like Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country.”
And the moment his song “One Beer” was released, everyone felt the buzz of a hit single in the making.
4. “Happy Anywhere” by Blake Shelton (Feat. Gwen Stefani)
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s relationship was the backdrop for this chart-topper. Just like the song says, they could be happy anywhere as long as they’re together, and now they’re soon to be husband and wife.
5. “Better Together” by Luke Combs
Without a doubt, no one in country music is hotter than Luke Combs right now, who made the highest debut this month. The country ballad comes from his first-ever Billboard 200 chart-topper What You See Is What You Get, which is also reigning the Hot Country Albums chart.
Combs sings about his former lover in “Better Together,” whom he misses and compares to perfect matches, such as “a cup of coffee and a sunrise” and “good ol’ boys and beer.” The country superstar performed the song last month on the Billboard Music Awards telecast, where he can be seen wearing a suit and, surprisingly, without his trademark baseball cap.
6. “Everywhere But On” by Matt Stell
Matt Stell has scored a second consecutive No. 1 single to kick start his career, reaching the country charts’ peak with “Everywhere But On.”
“It is tough for me to be at a loss for words, but I am,” Stell said. “As a songwriter, to experience this twice in a row is just the best feeling. There is a lot of me in this song, and that makes this extra special. I am so grateful to country radio and all of the hard-working people on my team!”
The song has claimed the top spot of Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck/Mediabase, making Stell the seventh new artist in the last five years to score back-to-back hits.
7. “Starting Over” by Chris Stapleton
“Starting Over” is a hopeful anthem of new beginnings that we all need today. The song features a brighter, laidback sound from the five-time Grammy winner.
Stapleton took his blowtorch vocal down a few notches to gently harmonize with his wife, Morgane, as they gave nods to the challenging times we’re in, but absolutely confident enough, knowing that love will triumph.
8. “Hole In the Bottle” by Kelsea Ballerini
“Hole In the Bottle” is the perfect lighthearted drinking song to end a sometimes-challenging night. And this was proven true when she finished the night during the 54th Annual CMA Awards.
Ballerini added energy and fun into her performance. And of course, her signature brand of funky dance moves was on full display that night as she enjoys every minute of her performance, making the show feel like something from the before-times — without any COVID-19 precautions – even just for a while.
9. “One of Them Girls” by Lee Brice
Country hitmaker Lee Brice keeps his eyes for “One of Them Girls” in this single, featuring his casual-cool vocals combined with a propulsive beat.
The singer said that the song is a tribute to all the strong, independent women that “all of us — deep down, at the end of the day, at the end of our lives — really hope to have loving us.” The song was accompanied by a music video that further celebrates courageous women such as firefighters and single moms that were highlighted in the short clip.
10. “Got What I Got” by Jason Aldean
Country superstar Jason Aldean has been a staple in country music for over a decade already. He has scored more than twenty No. 1 hits throughout the years. And recently, Aldean marked another moment as “Got What I Got” goes No. 1.
It may be Aldean’s only radio single for this year, but it’s absolutely a special one. The song is deeply personal as it sings about being grateful for what you have and the life you built with your family. It is accompanied by a music video featuring the singer’s wife and children. It is filled with sweet family moments that fans seem to relate deeply.
- “Good Time” by Niko Moon
- “7 Summers” by Morgan Wallen
- “One Too Many” by Keith Urban and Pink
- “Pretty Heart” by Parker McCollum
- “Love You Like I Used To” by Russell Dickerson
- “Some Girls” by Jameson Rodgers
- “Happy Does” by Kenny Chesney
- “Gone” by Dierks Bentley
- “Wine, Beer, Whiskey” by Little Big Town
- “The Good Ones” by Gabby Barrett
- “Ain’t Always the Cowboy” by Jon Pardi
- “Settling Down” by Miranda Lambert
- “Somebody Like That” by Tenille Arts
- “All Night” by Brothers Osborne
- “Beers and Sunshine” by Darius Rucker
- “Almost Maybes” by Jordan Davis
- “My Boy” by Elvie Shane
- “Champagne Night” by Lady A
- “Momma’s House” by Dustin Lynch
- “Nobody” by Dylan Scott
- “Down to One” by Luke Bryan
- “How They Remember You” by Rascal Flatts
- “Shallow” by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
- “Long Live” by Florida Georgia Line
- “Just the Way” by Parmalee and Blanco Brown
- “Betty” by Taylor Swift
- “Dear Rodeo” by Cody Johnson & Reba McEntire
- “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ‘90s” by Sam Hunt
- “Lady” by Brett Young
- “Tiny Town” by Laine Hardy
So, what do you think of our top 40 country songs for November 2020?
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