Top 10 Country Songs Of 2024 (So Far)

These are the most-played country songs of 2024 (so far), according to the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart.


Madeleine O’Connell

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July 2, 2024


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The most-played country songs of 2024 so far have been revealed.

The Top 10 list, shared by U.S. Radio Updater, recaps the tunes that have taken over the airwaves this year, starting with Nate Smith’s “World On Fire” at No. 1. The scorching track held the top spot on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart for multiple weeks at the beginning of 2024 and is now being named the most played country song of the year so far. 

Coming in close behind are Warren Zeiders with “Pretty Little Poison” at No. 2 and HARDY’s “Truck Bed” at No. 3. Rounding out the top five spots are Tyler Hubbard’s sentimental “Back Then Right Now” and Sam Hunt’s fan-favorite “Outskirts.”

The remainder of the list features fan-favorites from Jordan Davis, Bailey Zimmerman, Kenny Chesney, Jelly Roll & Lainey Wilson and Ashley Cooke.

See below for the complete list of the Top 10 Country Songs of 2024 on the Mediabase chart, according to U.S. Radio Updater. 

1. “World On Fire” – Nate Smith

Nate Smith penned the heartbreak anthem “World On Fire” alongside Ashley Gorley, Lindsay Rimes, and Taylor Phillips. The song anchored the deluxe version of his self-titled debut album and became a scorching hit after impacting country radio. In addition to reaching the top of the Mediabase chart, the tune also sat at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for 10 consecutive weeks. This marked the second consecutive chart-topping single for Smith in just a year, following his Platinum-certified, multi-week No. 1 debut single “Whiskey On You.” 

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2. “Pretty Little Poison” – Warren Zeiders

“Pretty Little Poison” had a monumental impact on Warren Zeiders’ career as it marked his first-ever No. 1 hit and became a sensation across social media before appearing as the lead single and title track to his debut album. Co-written by Zeiders with Jared Keim and Ryan Beaver, the song saw success right out of the gate as it debuted as “most added” at Country radio. It eventually went on to reach the top spot on both Mediabase’s Country Chart and Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart. It has since earned an RIAA Platinum Certification and landed in the Top 25 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. 

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3. “Truck Bed” – HARDY

In March, HARDY secured the No.1 spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase Country Airplay charts with his hard-hitting single, “Truck Bed.” The rock-infused anthem marked the Mississippi native’s fourth No.1 single, following his chart-topper with Lainey Wilson titled “Wait in the Truck.” “Truck Bed” was co-written by HARDY with Ben Johnson, Hunter Phelps and Ashley Gorley and is featured on the country star’s half rock, half country album, the mockingbird & THE CROW.

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4. “Back Then Right Now” – Tyler Hubbard

Tyler Hubbard’s nostalgia-filled track, “Back Then Right Now” earned the country star his third consecutive No.1 as a solo artist, following his previous chart-toppers “5 Foot 9” and “Dancin’ In The Country.” The song, written by Hubbard with 2024 ACM Songwriter Of The Year winner, Jessie Jo Dillon, as well as David Garcia and Geoff Warburton, topped both the Country Aircheck and Billboard Country Airplay charts in May and spent two weeks at the No. 1 spot in Canada. As it continues to rack up streams, the song also remains a stand-out in Hubbard’s live shows and appears on his sophomore solo album, Strong

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5. “Outskirts” – Sam Hunt

Another song that has been heating up the charts with its sentimental narrative is Sam Hunt’s “Outskirts” from his Locked Up EP, which dropped in early April. With the song officially securing the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck/ Mediabase charts, Hunt proudly earned his milestone 10th No.1 at country radio. The Georgia native co-wrote the tune alongside his frequent collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers, and Josh Osborne. 

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6. “Tucson Too Late” – Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis has once again captured the hearts of fans over country radio airwaves with the pain-stricken narrative of his song “Tucson Too Late.” As a result of the song’s charming nature, Davis scored his seventh No.1 at country radio, topping on both the Country Aircheck/Mediabase and Billboard Country charts in May. This makes “Tucson Too Late” the fourth consecutive No. 1 to come from Davis’ platinum-selling album, Bluebird Days. The song was written by brothers Jordan Davis and Jacob Davis alongside Matt Jenkins and Josh Jenkins, who are also the hitmakers responsible for penning Davis’ CMA Award-winning track, “Buy Dirt.” 

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7. “Where It Ends” – Bailey Zimmerman

At the end of May, Bailey Zimmerman experienced multiple milestones at once. He headlined his very first arena and celebrated his fourth consecutive No.1 at country radio with “Where It Ends.” The post-breakup anthem inspired by Zimmerman’s struggle with heartache was written alongside Grant Averill and Joe Spargur and appears on the Illinois native’s record-breaking debut album, Religiously. The Album. This chart-topping feat follows the success of his previous singles, “Fall In Love,” “Rock and a Hard Place,” and “Religiously.” 

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8. “Take Her Home” – Kenny Chesney

Thanks to the chart-topping success of his latest single, “Take Her Home,” Kenny Chesney is on his way to becoming the record-holder for having the most top 10 singles since Country Airplay began in January of 1990. “Take Her Home” reaching No. 1 on country radio brings Chesney’s total number of Top 10 singles to 61, thus tying him with George Strait. Overall, he has achieved 33 No. 1 singles on Billboard Country Airplay and 36 at country radio. The song appears on Chesney’s latest album, BORN

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9. “Save Me” – Jelly Roll & Lainey Wilson

Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson stand out for having the sole collaboration on this Top 10 list with “Save Me.” Jelly Roll originally released the tune as a solo track that earned RIAA Platinum certification for his 2020 album, Self Medicated. Later, he tapped Wilson to join him on a collaborative version, which they debuted live at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards. “Save Me” was written by Jelly Roll (Jason DeFord) with David Ray Stevens, and produced by Zach Crowell and David Ray Stevens. It reached the top of the charts in December of 2023, thus signifying Jelly Roll’s third No.1 single and Wilson’s fourth on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. 

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10. “Your Place” – Ashely Cooke

Standing at No. 10 with her empowering breakup anthem, “Your Place,” is the only rising female star on the list, Ashley Cooke. The song landed Cooke her first-ever No. 1 on country radio in the final week of June when it claimed the top spot on the Country Aircheck/MediaBase chart. This feat makes Cooke only the second solo female to hit No.1 at Country radio this year. “Your Place” was co-penned by Cooke with Jordan Minton and Mark Trussell and appears her 2023 debut albumShot in the Dark. It was officially sent to country radio on December 11 and ended up commanding the airwaves with 71 first-week stations and became the third most-added.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.