Only five country artists occupied the top 10 spots on Billboardthe list of the most released country songs in 2021, with all of those artists except one who landed multiple songs on the list. It was an assembly of the usual country radio suspects, complete with a surprise joker, as well as an artist who enjoyed huge streaming success despite being rejected by country radio at the start of the year.
Chris Stapleton landed two songs – from two different albums – in the Top 5 in 2021. One, “Starting Over”, is from his new album of the same name, while the other is his eternal six-year hit. , “Tennessee Whiskey.” Gabby Barrett, the only female artist in the Top 10, also landed two spots, while Luke Combs placed three huge songs on the list.
Two of Combs’ best streaming songs – “Forever After All” and “Better Together” – also enjoyed crossover success with BillboardTop 10 country radio singles of 2021, but fellow country superstar Morgan Wallen was conspicuously missing from that list. That’s because Wallen was removed from numerous country radio playlists in February after video footage was shown showing him using a racist slur. The fallout for Walllen was swift after this incident; he was also excluded from many of the top awards shows in 2021, he was suspended by his label and ditched by his booking agent and the singer stepped away from the spotlight, asking fans to stop him. defend and say he wouldn’t be on tour. year.
Even without industry support, his January project, Dangerous: the double album, was a record-breaking success, and the year-end list for streaming songs is a testament to the fact that support for Wallen among his fanbase never quite cooled. He placed two tracks in the Top 10: “Wasted on You” and “Whiskey Glasses”, the latter being an old track from his major debut, If i know myself.
The only number to land just one song in the top 10 list at year-end for 2021 is Walker Hayes, who climbs to number six with his popular hit story, “Fancy Like “. Powered by a viral TikTok dance, the song reached impressive new heights in 2021, bringing Hayes into mainstream audiences nationwide after spending years working hard on the sidelines. But who had the # 1 most listened to song in 2021? Keep reading to find out!