Hot Country Songs
Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. This 50-position chart lists the most popular country music songs, calculated weekly by collecting airplay data from Nielsen BDS along with digital sales and streaming; the current number-one song, as of the chart dated April 13, 2019, is "Beautiful Crazy" by Luke Combs. Billboard began compiling the popularity of country songs with its January 1944 issue. Only the genre's most popular jukebox selections were tabulated, with the chart titled "Most Played Juke Box Folk Records". For ten years, from 1948 to 1958, Billboard used three charts to measure the popularity of a given song. In addition to the jukebox chart, these charts included: The "best sellers" chart – started May 15, 1948 as "Best Selling Retail Folk Records". A "jockeys" chart – started December 10, 1949 as "Country & Western Records Most Played By Folk Disk Jockeys"; the juke box chart was discontinued in June 1957. Starting with the October 20, 1958 issue, Billboard began combining sales and radio airplay in figuring a song's overall popularity, counting them in one single chart called "Hot C&W Sides".
The chart was published under the title Hot C&W Sides through the October 27, 1962 issue and "Hot Country Singles" thereafter, a title it would retain until 1990. On January 20, 1990, the Hot Country Singles chart was put to 75 positions and began to be compiled from information provided by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, a system which electronically monitors radio airplay of songs. Four weeks on February 17, the chart was retitled "Hot Country Singles & Tracks". Beginning with the January 13, 2001 issue, the chart was cut from 75 to 60 positions, all songs on the chart at the time had their tally of weeks spent on the chart adjusted to count only weeks spent at No. 60 or higher. Effective April 30, 2005, the chart was renamed "Hot Country Songs". Starting in 1990, the rankings were determined by Arbitron-tallied listener audience for each spin that a song received; the methodology was changed for the first chart published in 1992 to tally the amount of spins a song received, but in January 2005, the methodology reverted to the audience format.
This change was brought on because of "label-sponsored spin programs" that had manipulated the chart several times in 2004. The Hot Country Songs chart methodology was changed starting with the October 20, 2012 issue to match the Billboard Hot 100: digital downloads and streaming data are combined with airplay from all radio formats to determine position. A new chart, the Country Airplay chart, was created using airplay from country radio stations. Following the change, songs that were receiving airplay on top-40 pop were given a major advantage over songs popular only on country radio, as an unintended consequence, such songs began having record-long runs at the top of the chart; the first song to benefit from this change was Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", declining in popularity but shot up to number one on the chart the first week the change took effect and stayed there until it set an all-time record for the most weeks at No. 1 by a solo female. This was followed immediately by Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise", which had the longest stay at number one of any song in the country chart's history, until it was surpassed by Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" in 2017.
The record was subsequently broken by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" in 2018. Billboard has not explicitly defined how it determines what songs qualify for the country chart and which ones do not, only that "a few factors are determined first and foremost is musical composition" and that a song must "embrace enough elements of today’s country music" to qualify; the 2019 country rap record "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X was a subject of controversy over this ambiguous standard after it appeared on the country chart, where it debuted and peaked at number 19, before Billboard took the song off subsequent charts, claiming it had made a mistake in including it. The song gained popularity through viral memes rather than radio, as only one country station, Radio Disney Country, had played it at the time of the charting; these are the songs with 16 or more weeks at number one. Fifteen songs accomplished this feat between 1946 and 1964, but none did so again until after the 2012 reformulation.
Prolonged runs became commonplace again in 2012 As of October 2018. Note: Songs marked achieved their runs on the Most Played in Juke Boxes chart. Songs marked achieved their runs on the Best Sellers on Stores chart. Songs marked. All songs listed for the period when multiple charts were in operation had shorter runs at number one on the other charts not indicated; the three charts were merged to create Hot C&W Sides in 1958. As of the issue of Billboard dated November 17, 2018 List of number-one country hits American Country Countdown List of years in country music List of artists who reached number one on the U. S. country chart Country Airplay Whitburn, Joel. Top Country Songs 1944-2005 - 6th Edition. 2006. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart – online version
Chris Janson (EP)
Chris Janson is the debut EP by American country music artist Chris Janson. It was released on September 2013 via Bigger Picture Music Group. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the album a positive review, saying that "Chris Janson EP is something any true fan of Country Music should want to buy to help support Real Country Music."
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular
Take It to the Bank
Take It to the Bank is the second EP by American country music artist Chris Janson. It was released on February 2014 via Columbia Nashville; the album includes material. Jon Freeman of Nash Country Weekly gave the album a positive review, praising the songs "'Til a Woman Comes Along", "Back to Me", "I Ain't Livin' Long Like This", but criticizing the song "Where My Girls At" and comparing it to She's Country by Jason Aldean. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock reviewed the album favorably, saying that "If one wants to know the musical evolution of Chris Janson, Take It To The Bank is an essential part of that journey and something his fans should be thankful to have available to buy and add to their collections." Sources: Minnesota Country and Microsoft Store
Buy Me a Boat (song)
"Buy Me a Boat" is a song recorded by American country music singer Chris Janson. It is Janson's fourth single release overall, is the lead single to his debut album for Warner Bros. Records Nashville. Although Janson says he co-wrote the song with Chris DuBois, Buy Me a Boat, Drunk Girl, Fix a Drink and Everybody was, in fact, co-written by David Wallen and his Arts and Humanities students at Spencer County High School in Taylorsville, Kentucky in 1998-1999; the song has a male narrator expressing the fact that "money can't buy happiness / but it can buy a boat" and other recreational items. On writing the song, Janson told Billboard that "I didn't pull any influence from anywhere except the stuff that I loved; the song came so quick and it felt so right and easy and we did it. I'll be the first to tell you. There was a special feeling and the song had that something, whatever that is... but we didn’t want to jinx it. It wasn't a big plan; this is real." Janson's previous label, Bigger Picture Music Group, closed in May 2014.
After its closure, he self-released "Buy Me a Boat" to iTunes on March 20, 2015. The song gained attention after it received some radio airplay on the Bobby Bones Show the day of its release, sending the song to the top of iTunes country chart; the song received a boost from Toby Keith who tweeted his support to his fans. On the strength of its performance, Janson became signed to Warner Bros. Records Nashville, the song was re-released as a single; the single was selected by iHeartMedia for their "On The Verge" program that showcased new artists, giving the song airplay on 140 country radio stations for six weeks, starting May 4, 2015. An uncredited review from Taste of Country praised the "sharp lines" of the song and the prominent electric guitar in the production, in addition to saying that "he mellow country-rocker is the sort of blue collar hero song that gets released every spring, but it comes across with sincerity sorely lacking from many others." Based purely on radioplay by Bobby Bones and word of mouth, the song reached No. 1 on the iTunes country chart over the weekend the song was played, selling 21,000 copies in three days.
It debuted on the Country Digital Songs chart at No. 8 and Hot Country Songs at No. 33. The song was re-released in late April 2015, debuted on the Country Airplay chart at No. 60. It topped the Most Increased Audience and Most Added radio chart in its second week of release, jumping from No. 60 to No. 29 in the Country Airplay chart. After climbing up the radioplay chart, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at 92 for the chart dated June 13, 2015; the song peaked at No. 41 on the Hot 100 for the chart of September 12, 2015, two weeks at No. 3 on the Country Airplay chart and No. 2 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 14, 2015, Platinum on December 10, 2015; the song reached its million sales mark in August 2016. and has sold 1,084,000 copies in the United States as of November 2016. The television network Country Music Television financed and produced the song's music video, the first music video financed by the network itself; the video features Nashville superstar actor Charles Esten
Samuel Timothy McGraw is an American country singer-songwriter and actor. McGraw has released fifteen studio albums. 10 of those albums have reached number 1 on the Top Country Albums charts, with his 1994 breakthrough album Not a Moment Too Soon being the top country album of 1994. All of these albums have produced 65 singles, 25 of which have reached number 1 on the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts. Three of these singles — "It's Your Love", "Just to See You Smile", "Live Like You Were Dying" — were the top country songs of 1997, 1998, 2004 according to Billboard Year-End, he has won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People's Choice Awards. His Soul2Soul II Tour is one of the highest-grossing tours in country music history, one of the top 5 among all genres of music. Tim McGraw just released his latest singles “Neon Church” and “Thought About You” on October 4, 2018 He has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
McGraw has ventured into acting, with supporting roles in The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom and Four Christmases, The Shack, lead roles in Flicka and Country Strong. He was a minority owner of the Arena Football League's Nashville Kats. In acknowledgement of his grandfather's Italian heritage, McGraw was honored by the National Italian American Foundation in 2004, receiving the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Music during the Foundation's 29th Anniversary Gala, he has been married to singer Faith Hill since 1996, is a son of baseball player Tug McGraw. Samuel Timothy McGraw was born in Start Louisiana, the only child of Elizabeth "Betty" Ann D'Agostino, a waitress from Jacksonville and Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw Jr. a pitcher for the minor league Jacksonville Suns and future star pitcher for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies. McGraw is of Italian and Irish descent on his mother's side, has Scots-Irish, Scottish, Dutch and German ancestry on his father's side. In 1966, McGraw's mother lived in the same apartment building as his father, playing baseball for Jacksonville, while D'Agostino was a student at Terry Parker High School.
When McGraw's teenage mother became pregnant, his grandparents sent D'Agostino to Louisiana to live with relatives. Through his father, McGraw has two half-brothers and Matthew, a half-sister named Cari. Raised in the Louisiana towns of Delhi and Richland Parish, McGraw grew up believing his stepfather, Horace Smith, was his father and until he met his biological father, McGraw's last name was Smith. At age 11, McGraw discovered his birth certificate while searching in his mother's closet to look for a picture for a school project. Following the discovery, McGraw learned from his mother who his biological father was and she took him to meet the elder McGraw for the first time. Tug McGraw denied the parentage for seven years. After that time, the two formed a relationship and remained close until the former baseball star's death in 2004; as a child, McGraw played competitive sports, including baseball before the knowledge of who his father was and his professional baseball career. McGraw was a member of the FFA in high school.
Following high school graduation, he attended Northeast Louisiana University on a baseball scholarship and pledged as a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. A knee injury sustained while playing baseball for the college prevented him from pursuing a professional career in sports. During college, McGraw learned to play guitar, would perform and sing for money, he has claimed his roommates hid the guitar because he was so bad. McGraw followed his mother when she returned to Jacksonville, Florida in 1987. After the move, he attended Florida Community College at Jacksonville for one term, sat in with local bands. In 1989, on the day his hero Keith Whitley died, McGraw dropped out of college to head to Nashville and pursue a musical career. McGraw came to the attention of Curb Records in 1990. After cutting a demo single, McGraw gave a copy to his father. A man, friends with Curb Records executives heard the demo while driving with Tug one day and recommended that Curb contact the young singer. Several weeks he was able to play his tape for Curb executives, after which they signed him to a recording contract.
McGraw's first single, "What Room Was the Holiday In", was released on March 29, 1991, did not enter the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart upon its release. In a 2001 retrospective on McGraw's career in Billboard, a former program director for Nashville station WSM-FM said that he added the song to the station's playlist because it showed "undeniable promise", while another former program director at WXTU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recalled that McGraw's debut single was "terrible" but that he booked the singer to make an appearance at the station due to his father's fame. Three more singles were released from Tim McGraw: "Welcome to the Club", "Memory Lane", "Two Steppin' Mind". None made the album itself did not chart. Both "Memory Lane" and "Tears in the Rain", another cut from the album, were co-written by Joe Diffie. "Memory Lane" had appeared on Keith Palmer's self-titled 1991 debut album. McGraw's second album, entitled Not a Moment Too Soon, was much more successful than his self-titled debut, it was the best-selling country album of 1994.
Its first single, "Indian Outlaw", result
Christopher Pierre Janson is an American country music singer and songwriter. Janson has recorded two full-length albums, Buy Me a Boat and Everybody, through Warner Bros. Records Nashville, along with one extended play each for Bigger Picture Music Group, Columbia Records, Warner Bros. Nashville, he has charted eight singles on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, with three top ten hits on the latter in "Buy Me a Boat", "Fix a Drink", "Drunk Girl". In addition to his own material, Janson has performed on albums by Holly Williams and Lee Brice, has co-written singles for Tim McGraw, LoCash, Randy Houser. Janson was born April 1986, in Perryville, Missouri, he moved to Nashville, after finishing high school. In June 2009, Janson co-wrote and recorded two duets with Holly Williams on her album Here with Me: "I Hold On" and "A Love I Think Will Last." Janson signed to BNA Records in October 2009 and released his debut single, "'Til a Woman Comes Along," in April 2010. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the single a five-star rating, with his review praising Janson's vocals as well as the arrangement.
The song debuted at No. 56 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending May 1, 2010. After BNA was restructured, Janson left the label, he co-wrote Tim McGraw's 2012 single "Truck Yeah," played harmonica on the track "Beer" from Lee Brice's album Hard 2 Love, wrote the title track to Justin Moore's 2013 album Off the Beaten Path. In 2013, he signed to Bigger Picture Music Group and released "Better I Don't." Janson wrote the song with his wife and Pat Bunch, Keith Stegall produced it. "Better I Don't" peaked at number 40 on Country Airplay in mid 2013. A second single, "Cut Me Some Slack," peaked at number 60 before Bigger Picture closed in 2014; that same year, Columbia Records released Take It to the Bank, which included "Til a Woman Comes Along" and other songs that he had recorded while on BNA. Janson self-released the single "Buy Me a Boat" in early 2015; the song debuted at No. 33 on Hot Country Songs. It was released as a single via Warner Bros. Records Nashville in May 2015, became Janson's first top 5 hit by August.
In September, Janson announced that his debut studio album titled Buy Me a Boat, would be released on October 30. "Buy Me a Boat" peaked at No. 3 on Country Airplay, No. 1 on Mediabase. The album includes the singles "Power of Positive Drinkin'" and "Holdin' Her". In 2015, Janson co-wrote LoCash's "I Love This Life." In 2016, Janson co-wrote Randy Houser's "Song Number 7." Janson performed on the third day of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Janson's second album for Warner Bros. Everybody, was released in September 2017, its lead single is "Fix a Drink", followed in 2018 by "Drunk Girl". On February 6, 2018, during his first, sold out headlining show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, country star Keith Urban invited Janson to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. Nashville Gab wrote that "He is explosive on stage and unpredictable. I compare his live set to a wild horse, it's not meant to be tamed, he brings a blue-collar, redneck edge to every show that seems to be lacking in country music these days.
Chris Janson is the future of country music..." Chris Janson is married to Kelly Lynn. They have four children. Official Website