Atlanta Rapper Lil Nas X Appears On ‘MusicRow’ Top Songwriter Chart

Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X is at No. 17 on the MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart this week, with his independently-written “Old Town Road.” The moody track dubbed ‘country trap’ exploded on the short video sharing app, TikTok. The music video features animation from a popular video game, Red Dead Redemption and has been viewed 7.1 million times.

Ashley Gorley is at No. 1 this week on the MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart. Kevin Welch follows at No. 2, Shane McAnally at No. 3, Brett James at No. 4, and Ben Burgess at No. 5.

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.

Click here to view the full MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart.


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LB Rogers is Project Manager at MusicRow magazine. She heads up specific, large-scale projects for the company and assists in day-to-day tasks. LB also manages the MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart and contributes editorial for both the print and online platforms. She joined MusicRow full time in January of 2019, after interning and working part time for the company for a year. She is from Blairsville, Georgia and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Music Business degree in 2018.

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