Best Country Songs of the Year

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30. The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home
> Artist: Justin Moore
> Billboard Hot Country Songs peak position: 7
> Total Spotify plays: 24.5 million

Arkansas native Justin Moore scored his eighth top 10 hit on the Hot Country Songs chart with “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home.” The single — a tribute to those in the American military — was inspired by Moore’s grandfathers’ service.

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29. Love You Too Late
> Artist: Cole Swindell
> Billboard Hot Country Songs peak position: 7
> Total Spotify plays: 23.9 million

Cole Swindell, who’s penned hits for country artists such as Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, and Florida Georgia Line, has carved out a successful singing career on his own, with two No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and eight top 10s. “Love You Too Late,” an uptempo song about heartbreak, peaked at No. 7 in November for the Georgia native.

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28. This Is It
> Artist: Scotty McCreery
> Billboard Hot Country Songs peak position: 3
> Total Spotify plays: 58.9 million

“American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery released his single “This Is It” in early 2018, though it peaked on the Hot Country Songs Chart in March 2019. By reaching the No. 3 position, it became McCreery’s best-performing song on that chart to date. The song recounts the singer’s proposal to his now-wife, and its music video features footage from the wedding.

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27. On My Way To You
> Artist: Cody Johnson
> Billboard Hot Country Songs peak position: 13
> Total Spotify plays: 33.6 million

Former bull rider Cody Johnson was nominated for CMA New Artist of the Year in 2019. “On My Way To You,” a song about redemption, is the highest-charting song to date for the Texan, rising to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in June.

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26. One Man Band
> Artist: Old Dominion
> Billboard Hot Country Songs peak position: 2
> Total Spotify plays: 65.2 million

Following the success of the single “Make It Sweet,” Old Dominion released “One Man Band” from the same album. The latter song is the band’s best performing track to date on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, reaching No. 2 in November 2019. It spent a total of 36 weeks on the chart.