Kevin Welch finishes out 2018 on his seventh week at No. 1 on the last MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart of the year. Ashley Gorley takes the No. 2 spot with songs performed by Chase Rice, Chris Lane, Eli Young Band, Lee Brice and Luke Bryan fueling him. Shane McAnally sits at No. 3, Luke Combs at No. 4 and Josh Osborne at No. 5.
There is not a female songwriter on the chart until No. 35, with Jessi Alexander.
The weekly MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart, published every week, uses algorithms based upon song activity according to airplay, digital downloaded track sales and streams. This unique and exclusive addition to the MusicRow portfolio is the only songwriter chart of its kind. The MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart will resume in 2019 on January 14.
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