Top 10 Country Songs of 2021
Billboard just released its year-end Hot Country Songs Chart, recapping the biggest country songs of 2021. Country superstar Luke Combs…
Luke Combs, Walker Hayes, Gabby Barrett
Billboard just released its year-end Hot Country Songs Chart, recapping the biggest country songs of 2021.
Country superstar Luke Combs sits at No.1 of the Top 10 list with his 11th consecutive chart-topping single, the heartfelt “Forever After All.” It comes as no surprise as the tune dominated radio throughout 2021 and broke records upon its release. Combs’ single “Better Together” also landed on the list at No.4.
Gabby Barrett is the only other artist to have has not one, but two, songs included in the mix. Barrett’s “I Hope,” which ranked No.1 on the list in 2020, landed on the list again in 2021 at No.3. Her sentimental chart-topper “The Good Ones” closed out the year at No. 6.
The Top Hot Country Songs of 2021 🏆
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Walker Hayes‘ global smash “Fancy Like” finished in the No.2 spot, marking his first entry on the year-end list.
Also included in the Top 10 is “Famous Friends” by Chris Young and Kane Brown, “Chasing After You,” a duet from Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton‘s “Starting Over,” “Lil Bit” by Nelly featuring Florida Georgia Line and Dan + Shay’s “Glad You Exist.”
Click below to listen to the Top 10 Country Songs of 2021.
1. “Forever After All” – Luke Combs
2. “Fancy Like” – Walker Hayes
3. “I Hope” – Gabby Barrett
4. “Better Together” – Luke Combs
5. “Famous Friends” – Chris Young + Kane Brown
6. “The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett
7. “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
8. “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton
9. “Lil Bit” – Nelly & Florida Georgia Line
10. “Glad You Exist” – Dan + Shay
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.