2019 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in 2019.

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, and/or Canada Country charts in 2019:

Singles released by American and Australian artists[edit]

Songs Airplay Canada Single Artist References
20 "1, 2 Many" Luke Combs
featuring Brooks & Dunn
[26]
3 1 1 "All to Myself" Dan + Shay [27]
28 17 40 "Back to Life" Rascal Flatts [28]
1 1 1 "Beautiful Crazy" Luke Combs [26]
2 1 1 "Beer Never Broke My Heart" Luke Combs [26]
11 3 29 "Burn Out" Midland [29]
5 2 1 "Burning Man" Dierks Bentley
featuring Brothers Osborne
[30]
17 8 15 "Buy My Own Drinks" Runaway June [31]
20 21 46 "Caught Up in the Country" Rodney Atkins
featuring The Fisk Jubilee Singers
[32]
9 7 1 "Down to the Honkytonk" Jake Owen [33]
2 1 1 "Even Though I'm Leaving" Luke Combs [26]
20 17 29 "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar" George Strait [34]
5 1 1 "Every Little Thing" Russell Dickerson [35]
3 1 6 "Eyes on You" Chase Rice [36]
19 "For My Daughter" Kane Brown [37]
8 1 5 "Girl" Maren Morris [38]
5 1 1 "Girl Like You" Jason Aldean [39]
1 44 37 "The Git Up" Blanco Brown [40]
1 1 1 "God's Country" Blake Shelton [41]
3 1 1 "Good as You" Kane Brown [37]
8 1 5 "Good Girl" Dustin Lynch [42]
6 1 1 "Good Vibes" Chris Janson [43]
14 18 36 "Hell Right" Blake Shelton
featuring Trace Adkins
[41]
2 1 2 "Here Tonight" Brett Young [44]
2 1 1 "I Don't Know About You" Chris Lane [45]
12 14 10 "It All Comes Out in the Wash" Miranda Lambert [46]
2 1 2 "Knockin' Boots" Luke Bryan [47]
17 "Like a Rodeo" Kane Brown [37]
6 1 1 "Living" Dierks Bentley [30]
3 1 1 "Look What God Gave Her" Thomas Rhett [48]
8 1 1 "Love Ain't" Eli Young Band [49]
9 2 14 "Love Someone" Brett Eldredge [50]
14 11 27 "Love Wins" Carrie Underwood [51]
7 1 8 "Love You Too Late" Cole Swindell [52]
8 1 1 "Make It Sweet" Old Dominion [53]
4 2 6 "Millionaire" Chris Stapleton [54]
7 2 1 "Miss Me More" Kelsea Ballerini [55]
30 18 10 "Never Comin' Down" Keith Urban [56]
8 5 14 "Night Shift" Jon Pardi [57]
19 50 "Old Town Road" Lil Nas X
featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
[58]
13 11 20 "On My Way to You" Cody Johnson [59]
2 1 1 "One Man Band" Old Dominion [53]
10 3 7 "One That Got Away" Michael Ray [60]
1 37 "One Thing Right" Marshmello
& Kane Brown
[61]
7 1 46 "The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home" Justin Moore [62]
2 1 23 "Prayed for You" Matt Stell [63]
17 33 43 "Rainbow" Kacey Musgraves [64]
10 5 2 "Raised on Country" Chris Young [65]
4 1 1 "Rearview Town" Jason Aldean [39]
23 26 17 "Rednecker" Hardy [66]
20 "Refrigerator Door" Luke Combs [26]
5 1 1 "Remember You Young" Thomas Rhett [48]
2 1 11 "Rumor" Lee Brice [67]
17 "Shut Up About Politics" John Rich
featuring The Five
[68]
6 1 1 "Sixteen" Thomas Rhett [48]
7 1 3 "Some of It" Eric Church [69]
10 "Soon You'll Get Better" Taylor Swift
featuring Dixie Chicks
[70]
11 3 1 "Southbound" Carrie Underwood [51]
4 2 4 "Take It from Me" Jordan Davis [71]
11 11 28 "Talk You Out of It" Florida Georgia Line [72]
11 3 1 "There Was This Girl" Riley Green [73]
3 1 2 "This Is It" Scotty McCreery [74]
26 17 50 "Thought About You" Tim McGraw [75]
13 8 3 "Tip of My Tongue" Kenny Chesney [76]
7 4 1 "We Were" Keith Urban [56]
7 1 15 "What Happens in a Small Town" Brantley Gilbert
and Lindsay Ell
[77]
7 2 1 "What Makes You Country" Luke Bryan [47]
1 1 1 "Whiskey Glasses" Morgan Wallen [78]

Singles released by Canadian artists[edit]

Songs Airplay Canada Single Artist References
12 "#REDNEK" Gord Bamford [79]
1 "About You" MacKenzie Porter [80]
13 "Ain't Gonna Be Lonely Long" Sons of Daughters [81]
15 "Bars & Churches" Aaron Goodvin [82]
3 "Better on You" Jojo Mason [83]
1 "Better When I Do" Aaron Pritchett [84]
5 "Black Sheep" Dean Brody [85]
8 "Cecilia" Brett Kissel [86]
4 "Count the Ways" Jade Eagleson [87]
10 "Dear Me" Madeline Merlo [88]
17 "Didn't Know Me" Andrew Hyatt [89]
4 "Dose of Country" Dean Brody [85]
1 "Drop" Dallas Smith [90]
8 "Down" Gord Bamford [79]
1 "Feels Like That" Reklaws [91]
1 "Forever's Gotta Start Somewhere" Chad Brownlee [92]
2 "Good Jeans" Tebey [93]
10 "Hello Country" Steven Lee Olsen [94]
6 "I Do Too" Reklaws [91]
1 "Keep It Simple" James Barker Band [95]
1 "Lost" Hunter Brothers [96]
17 "Northern Lights" Hunter Brothers [96]
1 "Rhinestone World" Dallas Smith [90]
6 "Save Some of That Whiskey" Jess Moskaluke [97]
16 "She Gets Me" Washboard Union [98]
2 "Single Man" High Valley [99]
29 26 1 "Somebody's Daughter" Tenille Townes [100]
2 "There's a Drink for That" James Barker Band [95]
19 "Water Down the Whiskey" Matt Lang [101]
3 "The Way You Roll" Chad Brownlee [92]
1 "What A Song Should Do" Tim Hicks [102]
7 "What Do I Know" Shawn Austin [103]
3 "Whiskey in a Teacup" Dean Brody [85]
8 "White Horse" Tenille Townes [104]
9 "Wild as Me" Meghan Patrick [105]
1 "You Are" Aaron Goodvin [82]
12 "You Belong" Shawn Austin [103]

Notes[edit]

  • "—" denotes releases that did not chart

Top new album releases[edit]

The following albums placed on the Top Country Albums charts in 2019:

US Album Artist Record Label Release Date Reference
1 9 Jason Aldean Macon Music/Broken Bow Records November 22 [106]
2 After the Fire Cody Jinks Late August Records October 11 [107]
1 Ain't Nothin' to It Cody Johnson CoJo/Warner Music Nashville January 18 [108]
1 Can't Say I Ain't Country Florida Georgia Line BMLG February 15 [109]
1 Center Point Road Thomas Rhett Valory Music Co. May 31 [110]
1 Country Squire Tyler Childers Hickman Holler August 2 [111]
7 Creeker 2 Upchurch Redneck Nation April 19 [112]
4 Dive Bar Saints Home Free Home Free September 6 [113]
9 Elvis: The '68 Comeback Special: The Best of (Soundtrack) Elvis Presley RCA Legacy February 15 [114]
5 Every Girl Trisha Yearwood Gwendolyn Records August 30 [115]
1 Fire & Brimstone Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Label Group October 4 [116]
1 Fully Loaded: God's Country Blake Shelton Warner Nashville December 13 [117]
1 Girl Maren Morris Columbia Nashville March 8 [118]
8 Greetings from... Jake Jake Owen Big Loud March 29 [119]
10 Harold Saul High Koe Wetzel Yellabush Records June 21
2 Heartache Medication Jon Pardi Capitol Nashville September 27 [120]
1 The Highwomen The Highwomen Elektra September 6
1 Honky Tonk Time Machine George Strait MCA Nashville March 29 [121]
3 Imperfect Circle Hootie & the Blowfish Capitol Nashville November 1 [122]
2 Late Nights and Longnecks Justin Moore Valory Music Co. July 26 [123]
1 Let It Roll Midland Big Machine August 23 [124]
3 Nothing to Do Town (EP) Dylan Scott Curb April 26 [125]
2 Ocean Lady Antebellum Big Machine Label Group November 15 [126]
9 Okie Vince Gill MCA Nashville August 23 [127]
1 Old Dominion Old Dominion Sony Music October 25 [128]
1 The Owl Zac Brown Band BMG September 20 [129]
6 Parachute Upchurch Redneck Nation September 20 [130]
1 The Prequel Luke Combs Columbia Nashville June 7 [131]
1 Reboot Brooks & Dunn Arista Nashville April 5 [132]
7 Red Bandana Aaron Watson Big Label Records June 21 [133]
2 Ride Me Back Home Willie Nelson Legacy June 21 [134]
3 Sound & Fury Sturgill Simpson Elektra September 27 [135]
2 State I'm In Aaron Lewis Valory Music Co. April 12 [136]
4 Stronger Than the Truth Reba McEntire Big Machine April 5 [137]
2 Threads Sheryl Crow Big Machine August 30 [138]
2 The Wanting Cody Jinks Late August Records October 18 [139]
1 What You See Is What You Get Luke Combs River House Artists/Sony Music Entertainment November 8 [140]
8 While I'm Livin' Tanya Tucker Fantasy Records August 23 [141]
1 Whiskey Myers Whiskey Myers Wiggy Thump September 27 [142]
1 Wildcard Miranda Lambert RCA Nashville November 1 [143]

Other top albums[edit]

US Album Artist Record Label Release Date Reference
31 The Acoustic Sessions (EP) Brett Young Republic Nashville August 16 [144]
12 American Love Song Ryan Bingham Thirty Tigers February 15 [145]
36 Blue Roses Runaway June Wheelhouse June 28 [146]
34 Brothers LoCash Wheelhouse March 29 [147]
28 Caught Up in the Country Rodney Atkins Curb May 10 [148]
33 Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns (Soundtrack) Various Artists Legacy September 13
11 Different 'Round Here Riley Green Big Machine Label Group September 20 [149]
32 Everywhere But On (EP) Matt Stell Arista Nashville May 24 [150]
48 Fire (EP) Sister Hazel Croakin' Poets February 8 [151]
20 Greatest Hits: The Show Dog Years Toby Keith Show Dog-Universal October 25 [152]
14 Guy Steve Earle New West March 29 [153]
24 Hellbent Randy Rogers Band Tommy Jackson Records April 26 [154]
35 Hixtape, Volume 1 Hardy Big Loud Records September 13 [155]
16 Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs Blanco Brown BBR Music Group October 11 [156]
18 The Legacy Collection Garth Brooks Pearl Records November 1 [157]
11 Magnolia Randy Houser Stoney Creek January 11 [158]
26 Now That's What I Call Country, Volume 12 Various Artists Universal March 29
25 One Light Town Casey Donahew Almost Famous July 26 [159]
12 Real Friends Chris Janson Warner Nashville October 18 [160]
39 Stages Cassadee Pope Awake Music February 1 [161]
26 This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits Eli Young Band Valory Music Co. March 29 [162]
13 Tides of a Teardrop Mandolin Orange Yep Roc February 1 [163]
19 Turn Off the News, Build a Garden Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Concord Music Group June 14 [164]
42 We the People, Volume 1 Colt Ford Average Joes September 20 [165]
26 What It Is Hayes Carll Dualtone February 15 [166]
44 Wild Blue (Part 1) Hunter Hayes Warner Bros. Nashville August 16 [167]

Deaths[edit]

Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Bluegrass Hall of Fame[edit]

Country Music Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Major awards[edit]

Academy of Country Music[edit]

(presented in Nashville on September 16, 2020)

ACM Honors[189]
(presented August 21 in Nashville)

Americana Music Honors & Awards[edit]

(presented on September 12, 2019)[190]

American Music Awards[edit]

ARIA Awards[edit]

Billboard Music Awards[edit]

CMT Awards[edit]

(presented on June 5, 2019, in Nashville)[191]

CMT Artists of the Year
(presented October 16, 2019 in Nashville)[192]

Country Music Association Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

(presented in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020)

International Bluegrass Music Association Awards[edit]

(presented on September 26, 2019)[193]

Juno Awards[edit]

(presented on June 29, 2020)[194]

See also[edit]

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