Country music powerhouse is leading the Top 40 Country Songs in October 2020!
Lee Brice may have been ruling last month, but the three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year, Jason Aldean, slipped by him for the top spot with his highest-charting single since 2014’s “Burnin’ It Down.”
Morgan Wallen is also proving he could be the country’s next global star with his chart-rising single that has already peaked at No. 1 in Billboard US Country Airplay and No. 2 in Billboard US Hot Country Songs.
Meanwhile, after helping open the ACM Awards on September 16, 2020, Eric Church delivered a moving solo performance of Johnny Cash’s spoken word “Ragged Old Flag” and, of course, his latest song, “Stick That In Your Country Song.” Church’s performance that night was one of the hardest rocking and most passionate ones. This helped Church climb several notches into the list.
You can also find Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, and Chris Stapleton among the top songs too. New music from Tim McGraw, Kip Moore, Chris Lane, Tenille Arts, and Darius Rucker climbed up the charts this month like crazy too. Not only that, but the singles are getting a huge boost in sales and streaming.
However, while there has been development made to achieve somewhat close to gender balance on country radio and beyond, this list shows that there’s still more work to be done. In fact, only Taylor Swift and Kelsea Ballerini made it to the top half of the list.
Check out below if your favorite songs made it to the list.
1. “Got What I Got” by Jason Aldean
Released in April 2020 as the second single from his ninth studio album 9, “Got What I Got,” is Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany’s favorite song among the sixteen songs found in the album. Not because of how it sounds but because of its message that really speaks to how much Aldean loves her.
The song has already spent forty-weeks on Billboard Hot Country Songs, peaking at No. 2.
2. “One of Them Girls” by Lee Brice
The lead single from his fifth studio album Hey World, “One of Them Girls,” was co-written by Brice, and it’s currently the highest-charting song of his career on the Billboard Hot 100 – peaking at No. 15.
Brice was inspired to write “One of Them Girls” after a moment of reflection with his wife and three children during Father’s Day in 2019. And Brice used the song to pay tribute to all the tough, independent women out there.
“I just love that the title could easily come across as a negative connotation at first,” Brice said. “But it’s so very much about that girl that all of us – deep down, at the end of the day, at the end of our lives – really hope to have loving us.”
3. “More Than My Hometown” by Morgan Wallen
It seems like Morgan Wallen can’t love a girl “More Than My Hometown” in this unusual love song, which has now peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on Billboard Hot Country songs.
This country ballad is one of the thirty tracks included in Wallen’s much-anticipated sophomore album, Dangerous: The Double Album – which was finally released last January 8.
4. “Happy Anywhere” by Blake Shelton (Feat. Gwen Stefani)
It looks like this feel-good collaboration by one of the hottest couples in the music industry will stay a little more on top of the charts. Indeed, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have taken over the world of country music with “Happy Anywhere.”
The soon-to-be-married couple debuted the song in July 2020 during the TODAY Summer Concert Series. Ever since then, the feel-good, romantic duet entered several of the Billboard charts – not only in the United States but also in Canada. The song is also Shelton and Stefani’s highest performing entry on the Billboard Hot 100.
5. “Lovin’ on You” by Luke Combs
“Lovin’ On You” is Luke Combs’ ninth single. Also, it is his ninth No. 1 at country radio as the breakout sensation goes on his incredible hot streak, making him the first country singer in history to achieve the success of having his first nine singles consecutively hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
Recently, a music video for the song was also released where Combs and his wife, Nicole Hocking, gear up a pair of skates and enjoy a ’90s-themed party with their younger selves. The fun-filled clip will absolutely put a smile on your face. It is filled with nothing but throwback nostalgia and slapstick action.
Anyway, the guitar-driven song is part of Combs’ Platinum-certified album, What You See Is What You Get.
6. “Stick That in Your Country Song” by Eric Church
Eric Church is, without a doubt, steering mainstream country music in the right direction.
When he released his single “Stick That in Your Country Song” halfway through 2020, the song that alludes to war, underpaid teachers, and the protests happening in American cities immediately caught people’s attention – after all, it is what most of us felt incredibly at the moment.
You could tell Chuch put the whole industry on blast, as “Stick That in Your Country Song” serves as a rallying cry in the midst of a revolution – demanding more from country artists and fans.
7. “One Too Many” by Keith Urban and Pink
“One Too Many” appeared on Keith Urban’s latest album, The Speed of Now Part 1, which was released in September 2020. You may say we’ve got a peculiar duo here, but Urban said that after “getting this [song] sounding good and feeling good,” he “had to find a good duet partner” and has “always loved” the vocals of Pink. Indeed, Pink is becoming a pervasive presence in country music.
“She’s one of the greats, and I don’t mean that just thrown away,” Urban said.
8. “Pretty Heart” by Parker McCollum
The rising MCA Nashville artist has jumped on top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and managed to get his first No. 1 with his debut single “Pretty Heart.”
“To have this song really and truly succeed on big-time radio is a dream come true,” McCollum said. “And for it to happen during such an insanely crazy year makes it just that much more special.”
“Pretty Heart” also earned a gold certification by the RIAA in October 2020 and got an average weekly stream of over five million.
9. “Starting Over” by Chris Stapleton
Without a doubt, Chris Stapleton’s “Starting Over” is the best song as the year is about to end. The country superstar makes sure that he is right by our side as we all walk the most challenging road in recent memory.
“Someday we’ll look back and smile,” Stapleton sings, “and know it was worth every mile.”
10. “Cool Again” by Kane Brown
Kane Brown is hoping he’s “Cool Again” like he was last summer, but the country singer is at this time burning up on several Billboard charts, peaking at No. 3 in the Billboard Country Airplay and No. 5 in the Billboard Hot Country Songs.
Brown co-wrote the song during the songwriter’s retreat during the wintertime. “At the time, it was about missing warm weather, but then it became so much more,” the singer said. “It made us think about all the amazing memories of summer. We were really wanting to go back to that. I think there’s something people can really relate to in their lives, especially right now.”
11. “I Should Probably Go To Bed” by Dan + Shay
12. “I Called Mama” by Tim McGraw
13. “One Beer” by Hardy (Feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson)
14. “Some Girls” by Jameson Rodgers
15. “Everywhere But On” by Matt Stell
16. “Hole in the Bottle” by Kelsea Ballerini
17. “Love You Like I Used To” by Russell Dickerson
18. “Ain’t Always the Cowboy” by Jon Pardi
19. “7 Summers” by Morgan Wallen
20. “Betty” by Taylor Swift,
21. “Good Time” by Niko Moon
22. “She’s Mine” by Kip Moore
23. “Happy Does” by Kenny Chesney
24. “Almost Maybes” by Jordan Davis
25. “Long Live” by Florida Georgia Line
26. “Big, Big Plans” by Chris Lane
27. “The Good Ones” by Gabby Barrett
28.”Momma’s House” by Dustin Lynch
29.”Champagne Night” by Lady A
30. “Settling Down” by Miranda Lambert
31. “How They Remember You” by Rascal Flatts
32. “Wine, Beer, Whiskey” by Little Big Town
33. “Beers and Sunshine” by Darius Rucker
34. “All Night” by Brothers Osborne
35. “Somebody Like That” by Tenille Arts
36. “Nobody” by Dylan Scott
37. “Gabrielle” by Brett Eldredge
38. “We Were Rich” by Runaway June
39. “Just the Way” by Parmalee + Blanco Brown
40. “Next Girl” by Carly Pearce
So, what do you think? Did we get the Top 40 Country Songs For October 2020 right?
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