August 15, 2015 – originally posted on Examiner.com by this author/self.
Nashville Country Songs
Image by Nancy P. Goodman
Sometimes we like to check out Billboard online and put up a listing of the country songs of Nashville, which we find on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. The following listing for the week of August 22, 2015 includes some that we’re not really sure are country, but also includes our favorite young female singer, Taylor Swift. Although Taylor Swift is actually no longer considered to be in the country genre, we wanted to include her anyway, just for the fun of it,. We are missing her a lot on the country radio airwaves around Nashville, except when they play some of her older songs.
We see that (relative) country new-comer Sam Hunt is on the list two times at #31 and again at #45. Two of our favorites to hear on our favorite Nashville-area radio station these days are #76 ‘Burning House’ and #77 ‘Fly’. Another one which we are hearing a lot of is #48, ‘Buy Me A Boat” and we predict it’s going on up the line.
Several old favorites are among the Nashville singers listed, including Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and Kenny Chesney, along with Keith Urban and Jason Aldean. We would like to see more women on the list of country artists, and perhaps we’ll be seeing more in the near future, as we seem to be missing those well-known names of Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Reba. Oh for the good old golden ladies of Nashville’s days of hot country songs when Loretta and Tammy and Dottie and Dolly, then Trisha, Patty, Susie and The Judds, or later, Wynonna, Martina and Faith were all among the most popular singers with all of the songs we loved.
Some of the country songs of Nashville which are listed on Billboard’s hot 100 this week are:
6 Last Week: 4 Bad Blood Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
18 Last Week: 14 Honey, I’m Good. Andy Grammer
31 Last Week: 32 House Party Sam Hunt
37 Last Week: 29 Kick The Dust Up Luke Bryan
41 Last Week: 43 Crash And Burn Thomas Rhett
44 Last Week: 49 Loving You Easy Zac Brown Band
45 Last Week: 37 Take Your Time Sam Hunt
48 Last Week: 48 Buy Me A Boat Chris Janson
50 Last Week: 56 John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 Keith Urban
51 Last Week: 52 Like A Wrecking Ball Eric Church
56 Last Week: 55 Kiss You In The Morning Michael Ray
58 Last Week: 61 Young & Crazy Frankie Ballard
59 Last Week: 66 Lose My Mind Brett Eldredge
60 Last Week: 51 One Hell Of An Amen Brantley Gilbert
61 Last Week: 64 Hell Of A Night Dustin Lynch
62 Last Week: 59 Tonight Looks Good On You Jason Aldean
65 Last Week: 68 Like I’m Gonna Lose You Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend
67 Last Week: 72 Should’ve Been Us Tori Kelly
70 Last Week: 65 Sangria Blake Shelton
76 Last Week: 79 Burning House Cam
77 Last Week: 80 Fly Maddie & Tae
79 Last Week: 91 Save It For A Rainy Day Kenny Chesney