After Taylor Swift held the throne for two weeks with the success of her re-recorded version of her 2012 album Red, Ashley Gorley has returned to the No. 1 spot on the MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart.
Gorley is a co-writer on “Steal My Love” (Dan + Shay), “Take My Name” (Parmalee), “New Truck” (Dylan Scott), “You Should Probably Leave” (Chris Stapleton), “Sand In My Boots” (Morgan Wallen), “Beers On Me” (Dierks Bentley, Hardy & Breland), “Give Heaven Some Hell” (Hardy) and “Slow Down Summer” (Thomas Rhett).
Swift doesn’t go far, through, only falling to No. 2. Her songs “All Too Well,” “I Bet You Think About Me,” “Nothing New,” “Red,” “The Very First Night,” “Better Man,” and “Treacherous” continue to chart on the country charts.
The rest of the top five on the MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart hold their positions, with Jesse Frasure at No. 3, Michael Hardy at No. 4, and Rhett Akins at No. 5.
The weekly MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart uses algorithms based upon song activity according to airplay, digital download track sales and streams. This unique and exclusive addition to the MusicRow portfolio is the only songwriter chart of its kind.