2018 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in 2018.

List of years in country music (table)

Events[edit]

Top hits of the year[edit]

The following songs placed within the Top 20 on the Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, or Canada Country charts in 2018:

Singles released by American and Australian artists[edit]

Songs Airplay Canada Single Artist References
21 11 22 "All Day Long" Garth Brooks [12]
6 2 2 "All on Me" Devin Dawson [13]
8 17 16 "Babe" Sugarland
featuring Taylor Swift
[14]
5 1 1 "Best Shot" Jimmie Allen [15]
5 1 2 "Blue Tacoma" Russell Dickerson [16]
19 18 26 "Born to Love You" Lanco [17]
14 16 50 "Boy" Lee Brice [18]
4 2 34 "Break Up in the End" Cole Swindell [19]
5 1 3 "Broken Halos" Chris Stapleton [20]
11 3 1 "Coming Home" Keith Urban
featuring Julia Michaels
[21]
5 9 8 "Cry Pretty" Carrie Underwood [22]
8 13 4 "Desperate Man" Eric Church [23]
14 15 22 "Downtown's Dead" Sam Hunt [24]
3 1 1 "Drowns the Whiskey" Jason Aldean
featuring Miranda Lambert
[25]
12 7 25 "Drunk Girl" Chris Janson [26]
6 2 2 "Drunk Me" Mitchell Tenpenny [27]
9 1 16 "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" David Lee Murphy
& Kenny Chesney
[28]
4 "Famous" Mason Ramsey [29]
11 12 3 "Female" Keith Urban [21]
4 1 2 "Five More Minutes" Scotty McCreery [30]
7 1 6 "For the First Time" Darius Rucker [31]
2 1 1 "Get Along" Kenny Chesney [32]
17 15 43 "Get to You" Michael Ray [33]
15 6 10 "A Girl Like You" Easton Corbin [34]
8 2 4 "Hangin' On" Chris Young [35]
18 13 32 "Happens Like That" Granger Smith [36]
22 15 33 "Heart Break" Lady Antebellum [37]
2 1 1 "Heaven" Kane Brown [38]
21 13 13 "Hide the Wine" Carly Pearce [39]
6 2 14 "Hooked" Dylan Scott [40]
5 1 2 "Hotel Key" Old Dominion [41]
7 1 14 "I Could Use a Love Song" Maren Morris [42]
8 3 3 "I Lived It" Blake Shelton [43]
7 1 1 "I Was Jack (You Were Diane)" Jake Owen [44]
28 17 43 "Kinda Don't Care" Justin Moore [45]
11 3 20 "Kiss Somebody" Morgan Evans [46]
12 6 23 "Last Shot" Kip Moore [47]
10 1 3 "Legends" Kelsea Ballerini [48]
6 1 1 "Life Changes" Thomas Rhett [49]
3 1 1 "Like I Loved You" Brett Young [50]
7 3 7 "The Long Way" Brett Eldredge [51]
1 1 1 "Lose It" Kane Brown [38]
7 1 2 "Losing Sleep" Chris Young [35]
23 15 12 "Make a Little" Midland [52]
2 1 1 "Marry Me" Thomas Rhett [53]
1 1 7 "Meant to Be" Bebe Rexha
& Florida Georgia Line
[54]
2 1 8 "Mercy" Brett Young [50]
4 1 1 "Most People Are Good" Luke Bryan [55]
14 "Must've Never Met You" Luke Combs [56]
24 20 35 "Neon Church" Tim McGraw [57]
3 1 1 "One Number Away" Luke Combs [56]
22 15 38 "The Ones That Like Me" Brantley Gilbert [58]
18 25 48 "The Rest of Our Life" Tim McGraw
and Faith Hill
[59]
8 4 2 "Rich" Maren Morris [42]
7 2 8 "Round Here Buzz" Eric Church [23]
2 1 1 "She Got the Best of Me" Luke Combs [56]
2 1 1 "Simple" Florida Georgia Line [60]
4 1 1 "Singles You Up" Jordan Davis [61]
1 1 2 "Speechless" Dan + Shay [62]
4 1 2 "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" Luke Bryan [55]
12 8 3 "Take Back Home Girl" Chris Lane
featuring Tori Kelly
[63]
1 1 1 "Tequila" Dan + Shay [64]
14 10 20 "Turnin' Me On" Blake Shelton [43]
5 1 1 "Up Down" Morgan Wallen
featuring Florida Georgia Line
[65]
7 1 1 "Woman, Amen" Dierks Bentley [66]
3 1 1 "Written in the Sand" Old Dominion [67]
9 10 17 "You Broke Up with Me" Walker Hayes [68]
2 1 1 "You Make It Easy" Jason Aldean [25]
3 1 2 "Yours" Russell Dickerson [69]

Singles released by Canadian artists[edit]

Songs Airplay Canada Single Artist References
1 "8th Day" Dean Brody [70]
15 "18 Ends" Petric [71]
9 "All About Her" Paul Brandt [72]
8 "Anthem" Brett Kissel [73]
12 "The Bad Guy" Meghan Patrick [74]
16 "Bittersweet" Paul Brandt
featuring Lindsay Ell
[72]
19 "Blame It on the Neon" Leaving Thomas [75]
9 "Born and Raised" Hunter Brothers [76]
7 "Camouflage" Jess Moskaluke [77]
5 "Country Music Made Me Do It" Meghan Patrick [74]
28 19 1 "Criminal" Lindsay Ell [78]
3 "Dear Drunk Me" Chad Brownlee [79]
5 "Denim on Denim" Tebey [80]
1 "Dive Bar" Gord Bamford [81]
8 "Do It with You" Andrew Hyatt [82]
13 "Downtown Kids" David James [83]
11 "Feel Like That" Washboard Union [84]
10 "Forever Rebels" Tim Hicks [85]
18 "Get Me There" Shawn Austin [86]
6 "Good Goodbye" Dean Brody [70]
6 "Good Together" James Barker Band [87]
6 "Got Your Name on It" Jade Eagleson [88]
8 "Guitars and Gasoline" Brett Kissel [89]
12 "Habit" Andrew Hyatt [82]
16 "Little Girl" Kira Isabella [90]
6 "Long Live the Night" The Reklaws [91]
4 "Loud" Tim Hicks [85]
1 "Make 'Em Like You" Dallas Smith [92]
9 "Miss Me Yet" Aaron Goodvin [93]
13 "Money" Cold Creek County [94]
11 "Neon Love" Madeline Merlo [95]
10 "Neon Smoke" Gord Bamford [81]
3 "One Drink Ago" Dallas Smith
& Terri Clark
[92]
6 "The Road" Emerson Drive [96]
11 7 "She's with Me" (U.S. release) High Valley [97]
1 "Sleepin' Around" Dallas Smith [92]
16 "Sun Set on It" David James [83]
9 "Those Were the Nights" Hunter Brothers [76]
1 "Walls Come Down" Meghan Patrick [74]
15 "What We're Made Of" Washboard Union [84]
1 "Who's Gonna Love You" Tebey [80]
17 "The Worst Kind" Tim Hicks
& Lindsay Ell
[85]
6 "Worth a Shot" Aaron Pritchett [98]
10 "Young Forever" High Valley [99]

Notes[edit]

  • "—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • A^ Current singles.

Top new album releases[edit]

The following albums placed on the Top Country Albums charts in 2018:

US Album Artist Record Label Release Date Reference
1 All of It Cole Swindell Warner Bros. Nashville August 17 [100]
5 Amos Michael Ray Atlantic Nashville June 1 [101]
2 Bigger Sugarland Big Machine June 8 [102]
5 Creeker Upchurch Redneck Nation April 20 [103]
1 Cry Pretty Carrie Underwood 19/Capitol Nashville September 14 [104]
1 Dan + Shay Dan + Shay Warner Bros. Nashville June 22 [105]
5 Dark Horse Devin Dawson Warner Bros. Nashville January 19 [106]
1 Experiment Kane Brown RCA Nashville November 9 [107]
1 Desperate Man Eric Church EMI Nashville October 5 [108]
3 Find a Light Blackberry Smoke 3 Legged Records April 6 [109]
10 Florida Georgia Line (EP) Florida Georgia Line Republic Nashville June 1 [110]
7 Girl Going Nowhere Ashley McBryde Warner Bros. Nashville March 30 [111]
1 Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves MCA Nashville March 30 [112]
1 Graffiti U Keith Urban Capitol Nashville April 27 [113]
1 Hallelujah Nights Lanco Arista Nashville January 19 [114]
3 Here's to You Montgomery Gentry Average Joes February 2 [115]
6 Home State Jordan Davis MCA Nashville March 23 [116]
2 I Serve a Savior Josh Turner MCA Nashville October 26 [117]
1 If I Know Me Morgan Wallen Big Loud Mountain April 27 [118]
1 Interstate Gospel Pistol Annies RCA Nashville November 2 [119]
9 Johnny Cash: Forever Words Various Artists Legacy April 6
8 Laps Around the Sun Chris Lane Big Loud July 13 [120]
3 Last Man Standing Willie Nelson Legacy April 27 [121]
2 Lifers Cody Jinks Rounder July 27 [122]
3 Live from the Ryman Jason Isbell Thirty Tigers October 19 [123]
1 The Mountain Dierks Bentley Capitol Nashville June 8 [124]
6 Now That's What I Call Country, Volume 11 Various Artists Sony Music/Universal June 8
2 Port Saint Joe Brothers Osborne EMI Nashville April 20 [125]
1 Rearview Town Jason Aldean Broken Bow April 13 [126]
4 Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin Various Artists UMG Nashville April 6
1 Seasons Change Scotty McCreery Triple Tigers March 16 [127]
1 Songs for the Saints Kenny Chesney Warner Music Nashville July 27 [128]
6 Supernatural Upchurch Redneck Nation September 7 [129]
5 Telling All My Secrets Mitchell Tenpenny Riser House/Columbia Nashville December 14 [130]
9 Things That We Drink To Morgan Evans Warner Music Nashville October 12 [131]
1 Ticket to L.A. Brett Young BMLG Records December 7 [132]
2 The Tree of Forgiveness John Prine Oh Boy Records April 13 [133]
9 Water (EP) Sister Hazel Croakin' Poets February 9 [134]
8 Wouldn't It Be Great Loretta Lynn Legacy September 28 [135]

Other top albums[edit]

US Album Artist Record Label Release Date Reference
13 Ameracal Adam Calhoun Adam Calhoun March 16 [136]
40 The Anthology Part III, LIVE Garth Brooks Pearl Records November 20 [137]
29 The Biggest Hits of Tim McGraw Tim McGraw Curb Records June 15 [138]
24 Dirt Rock The Lacs Average Joes May 4 [139]
41 Downey to Lubbock Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore Yep Roc June 1 [140]
16 Dumplin' Dolly Parton RCA Nashville/Dolly Records November 30 [141]
38 Elvis: '68 Comeback Special: 50th Anniversary Edition (soundtrack) Elvis Presley RCA Legacy November 30 [142]
17 Elvis Presley: The Searcher (Soundtrack) Elvis Presley RCA Legacy April 6 [143]
19 Hard Times and White Lines Whitey Morgan and the 78's Whitey Morgan Music October 26 [144]
11 Mercury Lane Jimmie Allen Broken Bow/Stoney Creek October 12 [145]
35 Mitchell Tenpenny (EP) Mitchell Tenpenny Riser House February 23 [146]
35 No Zip Code David Lee Murphy Reviver April 6 [147]
41 One Drop of Truth The Wood Brothers Honey Jar February 2 [148]
27 Project X, Volume 1 Upchurch x Bottleneck Redneck Nation January 26 [149]
21 River Rat Upchurch Redneck Nation December 21 [150]
20 Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions Kip Moore MCA Nashville November 16 [151]
16 She Remembers Everything Rosanne Cash Blue Note Records November 2 [152]
42 Shooter Shooter Jennings Low Country Sound August 10 [153]
27 Solid Ground Wade Bowen Lil' Buddy Toons February 9 [154]
29 Sometimes Just the Sky Mary Chapin Carpenter Lambent Light March 30 [155]
17 Songs of the Plains Colter Wall Young Mary's October 12 [156]
21 Sparrow Ashley Monroe Warner Bros. Nashville April 20 [157]
23 They Were There: A Hero's Documentary (soundtrack) Granger Smith Wheelhouse Records November 30 [158]
20 Things Change American Aquarium New West Records June 1 [159]
21 The Throne Adam Calhoun Adam Calhoun November 2 [160]
16 'Til I'm Gone Frank Foster Lone Chief September 21 [161]
39 The Tree Lori McKenna CN Records July 20 [162]
32 The Voice: The Season 15 Collection Kirk Jay December 14
49 The Voice: The Season 15 Collection Chevel Shepherd December 14
14 Volunteer Old Crow Medicine Show Columbia Nashville April 20 [163]
46 Wind (EP) Sister Hazel Croakin' Poets September 7 [164]
20 WW III Wheeler Walker Jr. Thirty Tigers November 30 [165]
34 You Got 'Em All Trent Harmon Big Machine Label Group May 18 [166]

Deaths[edit]

Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Bluegrass Hall of Fame[edit]

Country Music Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

  • Ricky Skaggs, bluegrass-influenced-and-styled singer-songwriter-musician and leading figure in the neotraditionalist movement of the 1980s onward (born 1954).[185]
  • Dottie West, leading singer of the 1960s and early 1970s, enjoyed pop-styled resurgence in late 1970s and early 1980s (1932–1991).[185]
  • Johnny Gimble, Western swing-styled musician and member of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys (1926–2015).[185]

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Major awards[edit]

Academy of Country Music[edit]

(presented in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019)

ACM Honors[187]
(presented August 22 in Nashville)

Americana Music Honors & Awards[edit]

(presented on September 12, 2018)[188]

American Music Awards[edit]

(presented in Los Angeles on October 9, 2018)

ARIA Awards[edit]

(presented in Sydney on November 28, 2018)[189]

Billboard Music Awards[edit]

(presented in Las Vegas on May 20, 2018)

CMT Awards[edit]

(presented on June 7, 2018, in Nashville)[190]

CMT Artists of the Year
(presented on October 17, 2019, in Nashville)[191]

Country Music Association Awards[edit]

(presented on November 15, 2018, in Nashville)[192]

Grammy Awards[edit]

(presented in Los Angeles on February 10, 2019)

International Bluegrass Music Association Awards[edit]

(presented on September 27, 2018)[193]

Juno Awards[edit]

(presented in London on March 16–17, 2019)

See also[edit]

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