Rewind: 2018 MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart No. 1s

Since 2002, the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart has crowned No. 1 songs in the secondary country radio marketplace. MusicRow congratulates each artist, songwriter and label for its accomplishments this year.

Jason Aldean earned the most No. 1 songs on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart in 2018, with “You Make It Easy,” “Drowns The Whiskey” (Ft. Miranda Lambert) and the final No. 1 song on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart for 2018, “Girl Like You.”

Meanwhile, Kip Moore‘s “Last Shot” was the year’s most-spun song on the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart for 2018, with 69,674 spins. Lady Antebellum‘s “Heart Break” came in at No. 2 (63,544), Chris Lane Ft. Tori Kelly at No. 3 with “Take Back Home Girl” (60,498 spins), Carly Pearce‘s “Hide The Wine” at No. 4 with 59,338 spins, and Dylan Scott‘s “Hooked” at No. 5 with 57,400 spins.

Thomas Rhett‘s “Marry Me” was the only single to spend two consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart in 2018, from Feb. 1-8.

The 17th Annual MusicRow CountryBreakout Awards, based on radio airplay reported by stations on MusicRow’s radio panel, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 with an invitation-only ceremony.

2018 MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart No. 1’s

Jan 4: Chris Stapleton, “Broken Halos”

Jan. 11: Devin Dawson, “All On Me”

Jan. 18: Keith Urban, “Female”

Jan. 25: Old Dominion, “Written In The Sand”

Feb. 1 – 8: Thomas Rhett, “Marry Me”

Feb. 15: Scotty McCreery, “Five More Minutes”

Feb. 22: Luke Bryan, “Most People Are Good”

March 1: Darius Rucker, “For The First Time”

March 8: Jordan Davis, “Singles You Up”

March 15: David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”

March 22: Florida Georgia Line & BeBe Rexha, “Meant To Be”

March 29: Jason Aldean, “You Make It Easy”

April 5: Dierks Bentley, “Woman, Amen”

April 12: Blake Shelton, “I Lived It”

April 19: Kane Brown, “Heaven”

April 26: Morgan Wallen, “Up Down”

May 3: Luke Combs, “One Number Away”

May 10: Jake Owen, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”

May 17: Jon Pardi, “She Ain’t In It”

May 24: Keith Urban Ft. Julia Michaels, “Coming Home”

May 31: Kenny Chesney, “Get Along”

June 7: Carrie Underwood, “Cry Pretty”

June 14: Dan + Shay, “Tequila”

June 21: Brett Young, “Mercy”

June 28: Chris Lane Ft. Tori Kelly, “Take Back Home Girl”

July 5: Thomas Rhett, “Life Changes”

July 12: Jason Aldean Ft. Miranda Lambert, “Drowns The Whiskey”

July 19: Florida Georgia Line, “Simple”

July 26: Luke Bryan, “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”

Aug. 2: Brothers Osborne, “Shoot Me Straight”

Aug. 9: Old Dominion, “Hotel Key”

Aug. 16: Garth Brooks, “All Day Long”

Aug. 23: Sugarland Ft. Taylor Swift, “Babe”

Aug. 30: Carly Pearce, “Hide The Wine”

Sept. 6: Eric Church, “Desperate Man”

Sept. 13: Kelsea Ballerini, “I Hate Love Songs”

Sept. 20: Russell Dickerson, “Blue Tacoma”

Sept. 27: Kip Moore, “Last Shot”

Oct. 4: Luke Combs, “She Got The Best Of Me”

Oct. 11: Chris Young, “Hangin’ On”

Oct. 18: Dierks Bentley Ft. Brothers Osborne, “Burning Man”

Oct. 25: Kane Brown, “Lose It”

Nov. 1: Jimmie Allen, “Best Shot”

Nov. 8: Blake Shelton, “Turnin’ Me On”

Nov. 15: Midland, “Burn Out”

Nov. 21: Chris Stapleton, “Millionaire”

Nov. 29: Jordan Davis, “Take It From Me”

Dec. 6: Jake Owen, “Down To The Honkytonk”

Dec. 13: Jason Aldean, “Girl Like You”




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