Top Country Songs on the Charts Have It All
Love, loss, sing-alongs and plain ol’ good times – those are the core characteristics that make country music so appealing to its fans. They’re often lyrics that tell a clear story about the biggest moment in life or those simple days when you can shed your worries and just have fun. More often than not, the songs played most on country radio and topping the charts will represent one or more of those sentiments in the songs. It’s what keeps people coming back for more in their cars and at their nearest concert venue day after day, year after year.
Country music may not not seem, to some, like something that’s all that complicated, but the top country songs and videos take just as much work as their pop and rock counterparts. The instrumentals are generally more consistent, but it still takes a team of songwriters and talented producers to make a hit country record or album. Of course, the best country artists also have the natural chops and work ethic to also make their music work while entertaining fans live in concert. Country music is changing, and the hottest songs out there are defining turns the genre may take in the future while welcoming more influences from rock ‘n roll and other forms of music. Check out the top ten country songs from time to time to see if any of the newer stuff picks your banjo.
Top 10 Country Songs
|1||Wagon Wheel||Darius Rucker||Wagon Wheel|
|2||Sure Be Cool If You Did||Blake Shelton||Sure Be Cool If You Did|
|4||Mama’s Broken Heart||Miranda Lambert||Four the Record|
|5||Get Your Shine On||Florida Georgia Line||Here’s to the Good Times|
|6||I Drive Your Truck||Lee Brice||Hard 2 Love|
|7||If I Didn’t Have You||Thompson Square||If I Didn’t Have You|
|8||Cruise||Florida Georgia Line||Here’s to the Good Times|
|9||Pirate Flag||Kenny Chesney||Life on a Rock|
|10||Somebody’s Heartbreak||Hunter Hayes||Hunter Hayes|
Top Country Songs
Darius Rucker Back On Top
One of the more popular country records of 2013 is “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker. It is another example of Rucker paying homage to the work of Bob Dylan; while Dylan never finished a full song in this manner, his sketch of the song had been released on bootlegs in the 70s before the verses and full arrangement was finished by the Old Crow Medicine Show about a decade ago.
Opry at the Ryman with Asleep at the Wheel and Craig Morgan and Darius Rucker and Opry Country ClassicsRyman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Country Christmas: Love and Theft with Darius Rucker and Holiday Show and Chris Janson and Lauren AlainaJoe's Bar – Chicago, IL
Florida Georgia Line a New Landmark for Country Music
The only artists with two records on the top ten country charts are the guys of Florida Georgia Line, with “Cruise” and “Get Your Shine On” from their debut album “Here’s to the Good Times”. When your freshman and sophomore singles are setting the bar this time, your likely to be one of the biggest country music concert draws of the summer
New & Hot Country Songs
Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies & Friends – Boys ‘Round Here
Jason Aldean – 1994 Live on Today Show