The Best Music Currently at Country Radio [March 23]

The best of country radio right here in a nice playlist. In order for a song to be added to the list, it must currently be in the top 60 of the Billboard Country Airplay chart, so this will be updated weekly. Here’s where all the songs currently stand on the chart:

10. Chris Stapleton – “Nobody To Blame”

11. Maren Morris – “My Church”

14. Tim McGraw – “Humble and Kind”

19. Jon Pardi – “Head Over Boots”

23. Maddie & Tae – “Shut Up and Fish” 

24. Eric Church – “Record Year”

25. Frankie Ballard – “It All Started With A Beer”

27. Justin Moore – “You Look Like I Need A Drink”

31. Kip Moore – “Running For You”

32. Big & Rich (feat. Tim McGraw) – “Lovin’ Lately”

33. William Michael Morgan – “I Met A Girl”

36. Jennifer Nettles – “Unlove You” 

42. Cam – “Mayday”

45. Brothers Osborne – “21 Summer”

47. Billy Currington – “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To”

51. High Valley – “Make You Mine” [New]

 

 

5 thoughts on “The Best Music Currently at Country Radio [March 23]

  1. Raymond March 23, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    I’m assuming we are going to get a review for High Valley “Make You Mine”. Also Josh, I don’t know if you know but, Frankie Ballard, Jennifer Nettles and Maren Morris latest have music videos out. Also I’m probably the only one that finds it funny but I love that Justin Moore video, I don’t know why I just find it very funny.

    What would you have ranked Kelsea Ballerini “Peter Pan”?

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    • Veronica April 26, 2016 / 2:44 am

      High Valley is Amazing! Can’t wait for City Limits Fest in Wisconsin!

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  2. Nadia Lockheart March 24, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    It’s the end of the line for “Shut Up And Fish”, unfortunately! =(

    After exiting the weekend without a bullet, it lost about a hundred more spins and 175k in audience today on Billboard.

    Color me shocked it failed to catch on. Even in terms of sales it languished. This duo may rebound via the lead single to their sophomore album, but I have to say I’m feeling a lot more pessimistic now about their long-term commercial prospects now with their overall trajectory eerily mirroring that of The Wreckers. Unlike the latter, I’m sure they’ll stay together and continue to cut good music, but I can see a scenario where Big Machine will try forcing them into selling out to current trends and, upon refusal, will be dropped from their label! =(

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    To end on a positive note, “Humble and Kind” is simply blowing away any expectation I had.

    I knew the release was a smart one in terms of artistic growth and cementing his role as an endearing elder statesman of contemporary country music, but I wasn’t expecting it to be a hit chart single. Instead, it not only has become a hit single, but is shaping to be a CAREER HIT for him.

    It’s currently at #18 on the all-genre iTunes composite chart: ridiculously high for a country single as of late, let alone one without any crossover airplay appeal (at least not yet). And with a much-publicized ACM Awards performance featuring visuals submitted by his fans for the backdrop of his live performance right around the corner, I expect this to vault into the Top Five of the chart temporarily: which may result in a Top 25 Billboard Hot 100 placement for him: his first since “Highway Don’t Care”.

    Top that off with a new book he is penning also titled after the single, and it’s looking like everything is falling into place for “Humble and Kind” to ultimately become remembered as a defining career song for Tim McGraw alongside “Live Like You Were Dying”, “Don’t Take the Girl” and “I Like It, I Love It” (to a lesser extent, “It’s Your Love” and “Something Like That”).

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  3. Nadia Lockheart March 24, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    It’s the end of the line for “Shut Up And Fish”, unfortunately! =(

    After exiting the weekend without a bullet, it lost about a hundred more spins and 175k in audience today on Billboard.

    Color me shocked it failed to catch on. Even in terms of sales it languished. This duo may rebound via the lead single to their sophomore album, but I have to say I’m feeling a lot more pessimistic now about their long-term commercial prospects now with their overall trajectory eerily mirroring that of The Wreckers. Unlike the latter, I’m sure they’ll stay together and continue to cut good music, but I can see a scenario where Big Machine will try forcing them into selling out to current trends and, upon refusal, will be dropped from their label! =(

    *

    To end on a positive note, “Humble and Kind” is simply blowing away any expectation I had.

    I knew the release was a smart one in terms of artistic growth and cementing his role as an endearing elder statesman of contemporary country music, but I wasn’t expecting it to be a hit chart single. Instead, it not only has become a hit single, but is shaping to be a CAREER HIT for him.

    It’s currently at #18 on the all-genre iTunes composite chart: ridiculously high for a country single as of late, let alone one without any crossover airplay appeal (at least not yet). And with a much-publicized ACM Awards performance featuring visuals submitted by his fans for the backdrop of his live performance right around the corner, I expect this to vault into the Top Five of the chart temporarily: which may result in a Top 25 Billboard Hot 100 placement for him: his first since “Highway Don’t Care”.

    Top that off with a new book he is penning also titled after the single, and it’s looking like everything is falling into place for “Humble and Kind” to ultimately become remembered as a defining career song for Tim McGraw alongside “Live Like You Were Dying”, “Don’t Take the Girl” and “I Like It, I Love It” (to a lesser extent, “It’s Your Love” and “Something Like That”).

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  4. Nadia Lockheart March 24, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    It’s the end of the line for “Shut Up And Fish”, unfortunately! =(

    After exiting the weekend without a bullet, it lost about a hundred more spins and 175k in audience today on Billboard.

    Color me shocked it failed to catch on. Even in terms of sales it languished. This duo may rebound via the lead single to their sophomore album, but I have to say I’m feeling a lot more pessimistic now about their long-term commercial prospects now with their overall trajectory eerily mirroring that of The Wreckers. Unlike the latter, I’m sure they’ll stay together and continue to cut good music, but I can see a scenario where Big Machine will try forcing them into selling out to current trends and, upon refusal, will be dropped from their label! =(

    *

    To end on a positive note, “Humble and Kind” is simply blowing away any expectation I had.

    I knew the release was a smart one in terms of artistic growth and cementing his role as an endearing elder statesman of contemporary country music, but I wasn’t expecting it to be a hit chart single. Instead, it not only has become a hit single, but is shaping to be a CAREER HIT for him.

    It’s currently at #18 on the all-genre iTunes composite chart: ridiculously high for a country single as of late, let alone one without any crossover airplay appeal (at least not yet). And with a much-publicized ACM Awards performance featuring visuals submitted by his fans for the backdrop of his live performance right around the corner, I expect this to vault into the Top Five of the chart temporarily: which may result in a Top 25 Billboard Hot 100 placement for him: his first since “Highway Don’t Care”.

    Top that off with a new book he is penning also titled after the single, and it’s looking like everything is falling into place for “Humble and Kind” to ultimately become remembered as a defining career song for Tim McGraw alongside “Live Like You Were Dying”, “Don’t Take the Girl” and “I Like It, I Love It” (to a lesser extent, “It’s Your Love” and “Something Like That”).

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