Rewind: 2016 ‘MusicRow’ CountryBreakout Chart No. 1s


Since 2002, The MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart has crowned No. 1 songs in the country radio marketplace, celebrating 49 chart-topping songs in 2016. MusicRow congratulates each artist, songwriter and label for its accomplishments this year.

Five artists celebrated three chart-toppers this year, making it a five-way tie for the artist with the most No. 1 songs on the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart this year.

Carrie Underwood-
“Church Bells”
“Dirty Laundry”

Tim McGraw-
“Humble And Kind”
“How I’ll Always Be”
“May We All” (with Florida Georgia Line)

Florida Georgia Line-
“May We All” (feat. Tim McGraw)

Luke Bryan-
“Home Alone Tonight” (feat. Karen Fairchild)
“Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”

Keith Urban-
“Break On Me”
“Wasted Time”
“Blue Ain’t Your Color”

The 15th Annual MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart Awards, based on radio airplay reported by stations on MusicRow’s radio panel, will be held on February 22, 2016.

MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart No. 1 Songs of 2016

Jan. 7, 2016 – A Thousand Horses/(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial/Republic Nashville
Jan. 14, 2016- Keith Urban/Break On Me/Capitol Nashville
Jan. 21, 2016- Luke Bryan feat. Karen Fairchild/Home Alone Tonight/Capitol Nashville
Jan. 28, 2016- Sam Hunt/Break Up In A Small Town/MCA Nashville
Feb. 4, 2016- Carrie Underwood/Heartbeat/Arista Nashville
Feb. 11, 2016- Granger Smith/Backroad Song/Wheelhouse Records
Feb. 18, 2016- Chris Stapleton/Nobody To Blame/Mercury Nashville
Feb. 25, 2016- Florida Georgia Line/Confession/Republic Nashville
March 3, 2016- Lee Brice/That Don’t Sound Like You/Curb Records
March 10, 2016- Rascal Flatts/I Like The Sound Of That/Big Machine
March 17, 2016- Zac Brown Band/Beautiful Drug/Southern Ground-Dot Records
March 24, 2016- Old Dominion/Snapback/RCA Nashville
March 31, 2016- Jon Pardi/Head Over Boots/Capitol Nashville
April 7, 2016- Maren Morris/My Church/Columbia Nashville
April 14, 2016- Chris Young feat. Cassadee Pope/Think Of You/RCA Nashville
April 21, 2016- Dierks Bentley/Somewhere On A Beach/Capitol Nashville
April 28, 2016- Tim McGraw/Humble And Kind/Big Machine
May 5, 2016- Dustin Lynch/Mind Reader/Broken Bow
May 12, 2016- Luke Bryan/Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day/Capitol Nashville
May 19, 2016- Thomas Rhett/T-Shirt/Valory Music Co.
May 26, 2016- Blake Shelton/Came Here To Forget/Warner Bros.
June 2, 2016- Keith Urban/Wasted Time/Capitol Nashville
June 9, 2016- Eric Church/Record Year/EMI Nashville
June 16, 2016- Kenny Chesney/Noise/Columbia Nashville
June 23, 2016- Carrie Underwood/Church Bells/Arista Nashville
June 30, 2016- Jason Aldean/Lights Come On/Broken Bow
July 7, 2016- Florida Georgia Line/H.O.L.Y./Republic Nashville
July 14, 2016- Jake Owen/American Country Love Song/RCA Nashville
July 21, 2016- Chris Lane/Fix/Big Loud Records
July 28, 2016- Kelsea Ballerini/Peter Pan/Black River Ent.
Aug. 4, 2016- Sam Hunt/Make You Miss Me/MCA Nashville
Aug. 11, 2016- Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King/Different For Girls/Capitol Nashville
Aug. 18, 2016- Billy Currington/It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To/Mercury Nashville
Aug. 25, 2016- LOCASH/I Know Somebody/Reviver Records
Sept. 1, 2016- Tucker Beathard/Rock On/Dot Records
Sept. 8, 2016- Blake Shelton/She’s Got A Way With Words/Warner Bros
Sept. 15-22, 2016- Kenny Chesney feat. Pink/Setting The World On Fire/Columbia Nashville
Sept. 29, 2016- Miranda Lambert/Vice/RCA Nashville
Oct. 6, 2016- Luke Bryan/Move/Capitol Nashville
Oct. 13, 2016- Old Dominion/Song For Another Time/RCA Nashville
Oct. 20, 2016- Brett Young/Sleep Without You/BMLG Records
Oct. 27, 2016- Tim McGraw/How I’ll Always Be/Big Machine
Nov. 3, 2016- Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw/May We All/BMLG Records
Nov.  10, 2016- Keith Urban/Blue Ain’t Your Color/Capitol Nashville
Nov. 17, 2016- Jason Aldean/A Little More Summertime/Broken Bow
Nov. 23, 2016- Carrie Underwood/Dirty Laundry/Arista Nashville
December 1, 2016- Maren Morris/80s Mercedes/RCA Nashville
Dec. 8, 2016- Eric Church/Kill A Word/EMI Nashville
Dec. 15, 2016- Chris Young feat. Vince Gill/Sober Saturday Night/RCA Nashville


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Troy Stephenson is The CountryBreakout Chart Director at MusicRow. He comes to Nashville with 10+ years in Radio Promotions.

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