From Morgan Wallen to Oliver Anthony Music & More – Billboard

From Morgan Wallen to Oliver Anthony Music & More – Billboard

It’s a superb time to be a rustic artist.

2023 has been an distinctive yr for nation music. From Morgan Wallen to Luke Combs, Zach Bryan, Oliver Anthony Music and extra, nation acts are reaching historic highs throughout Billboard’s charts – together with, most notably, on the all-genre Billboard Scorching 100 songs chart.

As of the newest listing (dated Sept. 9), 4 nation songs (outlined as those who have additionally appeared on the Scorching Nation Songs chart) have hit No. 1 on the Scorching 100 this yr: Wallen’s 16-week juggernaut “Final Evening,” Jason Aldean’s one-week chief “Attempt That in a Small City,” Oliver Anthony Music’s two-week viral No. 1 “Wealthy Males North of Richmond,” and, as of this week, Zach Bryan’s “I Bear in mind The whole lot,” that includes Kacey Musgraves. Courting to the Scorching 100’s launch in 1958, just one different calendar yr has introduced four-or-more nation No. 1s: 1975, when 5 reached the summit (listed under in chronological order of after they topped the Scorching 100):

“(Hey Gained’t You Play) One other Any individual Achieved Any individual Mistaken Tune,” B.J. Thomas
“Earlier than the Subsequent Teardrop Falls,” Freddy Fender
“Thank God I’m a Nation Boy,” John Denver
“Rhinestone Cowboy,” Glen Campbell
“I’m Sorry,” John Denver

“Final Evening” has been notably historic, as its 16 weeks atop the Scorching 100 from March to August mark probably the most weeks ever at No. 1 for a non-collaboration, and tie it for the second-most general. It additionally turned the primary chart-topper by an unaccompanied solo male nation artist in over 42 years, since Eddie Rabbitt’s 1981 hit “I Love a Wet Evening.”

In the meantime, Luke Combs’ cowl of Tracy Chapman’s “Quick Automobile” has spent eight weeks at its No. 2 excessive on the Scorching 100, changing into his top-charting tune. It has additionally topped the all-format Radio Songs chart, Nation Airplay and Grownup Pop Airplay, and has reached the highest 10 on Pop Airplay and Grownup Modern.

Even additional, 11 nation songs have hit the Scorching 100’s prime 10 this yr, nearly quadruple the three that reached the area in all of 2022 (Combs’ “The Type of Love We Make” and Wallen’s “You Proof” and “Don’t Suppose Jesus”). Three nation hits additionally appeared within the prime 10 in 2021 (Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope,” that includes Charlie Puth, Taylor Swift’s “All Too Effectively (Taylor’s Model)” and Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like”), after 4 did in 2020 (“I Hope,” Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours,” Combs’ “Ceaselessly After All” and Wallen’s “7 Summers”). “10,000 Hours” was the one nation tune to attain the Scorching 100’s prime 10 in all of 2019.

Zach Bryan has additionally achieved historic heights. This week, he turns into simply the second nation artist to chart no less than 18 songs on the Scorching 100 in a single week, after Wallen. “I Bear in mind The whole lot” additionally turns into the primary tune to ever to prime the Scorching 100, Scorching Nation Songs and Scorching Rock & Different Songs charts. Earlier than this week, his breakout tune “One thing within the Orange” climbed to No. 10 on the Scorching 100 in January, later changing into the longest-charting country song by a male artist, spending 66 whole weeks on the survey.

The style’s 2023 success doesn’t finish with Wallen, Combs and Bryan, although. A number of different nation artists have additionally scored their first Scorching 100 entries this yr, together with Tyler Childers (“In Your Love”), Hailey Whitters (“The whole lot She Ain’t”) and Warren Zeiders (“Fairly Little Poison”).

As Billboard reported in July, nation music consumption in the USA elevated by 20.3% year-over-year within the first 26 weeks of 2023, in accordance to Luminate. That’s a big enchancment from the two.5% progress that it skilled over the identical interval in 2022. Solely Ok-pop (up 46.2%) and Latin (up 20.6%) noticed sharper growths. Whereas that surge is pushed principally by Wallen, an entire new crop of nation artists can also be contributing, together with Bailey Zimmerman, Jelly Roll, and Nate Smith.

As nation music continues its chart domination into 2023’s fourth quarter, right here’s a take a look at each nation music milestone and file that’s been damaged on the Scorching 100 in 2023, recapped in chronological order.

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