Don Schlitz Appears On MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart With Kenny Rogers Classic

Country songwriting legend Don Schlitz has appeared on the MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart at No. 13 with his sole writer credit on Kenny Rogers’ classic, “The Gambler.” The resurgence of the 1978 hit comes in the wake of Rogers’ death on on March 20.

Ross Copperman remains at No. 1 on the chart, while Josh Osborne and Craig Wiseman remain at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Shane McAnally shifts up six slots to No. 4 with co-writer credits on “Cheatin’ Songs” (Midland), “Hard To Forget” (Sam Hunt), “Nobody But You” (Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani), “One Night Standards” (Ashley McBryde), “Some People Do” (Old Dominion), and “The Other Girl” (Kelsea Ballerini x Halsey).

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.

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LB Cantrell 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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