User:Eric444/2008

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Top hits of the year[edit]

Number one hits[edit]

United States[edit]

(As certified by Billboard)

Date Single Name Artist Wks. No.1 CAN peak Spec. Note
February 2 Letter to Me Brad Paisley 4
March 1 Cleaning This Gun (Come On in Boy) Rodney Atkins 2 5
March 15 All-American Girl Carrie Underwood 2
March 29 Small Town Southern Man Alan Jackson 2 3
April 12 You're Gonna Miss This Trace Adkins 3
May 3 I Saw God Today George Strait 2
May 17 Just Got Started Lovin' You James Otto 2 2 [C][1]
May 31 I'm Still a Guy Brad Paisley 3
June 21 Last Name Carrie Underwood 1 3
June 28 Better as a Memory Kenny Chesney 2 2
July 12 Back When I Knew It All Montgomery Gentry 1 8
July 19 Home Blake Shelton 2 36
August 2 Good Time Alan Jackson 2
August 16 All I Want to Do Sugarland 1 3
August 23 Should've Said No Taylor Swift 2 5
September 6 You Look Good in My Shirt Keith Urban 1
September 13 Do You Believe Me Now Jimmy Wayne 2 3 [A][2]
  • Fell to #2 on the chart dated September 20.
September 20 Waitin' on a Woman Brad Paisley 1
October 4 Don't Think I Don't Think About It Darius Rucker 2 3 [A]
October 18 Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven Kenny Chesney
with The Wailers
2 [C] - The Wailers
November 1 She Never Cried in Front of Me Toby Keith 1 4
November 8 Just a Dream Carrie Underwood 2 2
November 22 Love Story Taylor Swift 2
December 6 Chicken Fried Zac Brown Band 2 10 [A]
December 20 Roll with Me Montgomery Gentry 2 5
Notes
  • 1^ Number one song of the year, as determined by Billboard.
  • 2^ Song dropped from No. 1 and later returned to top spot.
  • A^ First Billboard No. 1 hit for that artist.
  • C^ The only Billboard No. 1 hit for that artist.

Canada[edit]

(As certified by Radio & Records)

Date Single Name Artist Wks. No.1 U.S. Peak Spec. Note
January 4 Letter to Me Brad Paisley 5 [2]
  • The song fell to #2 on the chart dated January 11.
January 11 Our Song Taylor Swift 1 [2]
  • Stayed at No. 1 for 3 weeks in late 2007.
  • The song fell to #2 on the chart dated January 4.
February 15 In My Next Life Terri Clark 1 36
February 22 All-American Girl Carrie Underwood 5
March 28 You're Gonna Miss This Trace Adkins 3
April 18 I Saw God Today George Strait 1
April 25 Picture to Burn Taylor Swift 1 3
May 2 I'm Still a Guy Brad Paisley 6
June 13 Good Time Alan Jackson 7 [1][2]
  • The song fell to #2 on the chart dated July 25.
July 25 Put a Girl in It Brooks & Dunn 1 3
August 8 You Look Good in My Shirt Keith Urban 4
September 5 Waitin' on a Woman Brad Paisley 3
September 26 Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven Kenny Chesney
with The Wailers
7 [C] - The Wailers
November 14 Love Story Taylor Swift 2
November 28 Already Gone Sugarland 3
  • Reached #1 in the United States in 2009.
December 19 Country Boy Alan Jackson 3
  • Reached #1 in the United States in 2009.
Notes
  • 1^ Number one song of the year, as determined by Radio & Records.
  • 2^ Song dropped from No. 1 and later returned to top spot.
  • C^ Only R&R No. 1 hit for that artist.

Other major hits[edit]

Singles released by American artists[edit]

US CAN Single Artist
14 41 All I Ever Wanted Chuck Wicks
4 4 All Summer Long Kid Rock
15 45 Another Try Josh Turner with
Trisha Yearwood
16 41 Anything Goes Randy Houser
15 26 Bob That Head Rascal Flatts
18 16 Come On Over Jessica Simpson
10 28 Country Man Luke Bryan
5 2 Everybody Keith Urban
2 5 Every Day Rascal Flatts
15 16 Every Other Weekend Reba McEntire
11 8 Get My Drink On Toby Keith
11 11 God Must Be Busy Brooks & Dunn
7 19 Gunpowder & Lead Miranda Lambert
9 36 Holler Back The Lost Trailers
2 9 I Still Miss You Keith Anderson
10 31 I'll Walk Bucky Covington
10 28 International Harvester Craig Morgan
16 38 It Ain't No Crime Joe Nichols
11 32 It's Good to Be Us Bucky Covington
11 39 Johnny & June Heidi Newfield
16 19 Kristofferson Tim McGraw
6 6 Laughed Until We Cried Jason Aldean
13 23 Learning How to Bend Gary Allan
2 4 Let It Go Tim McGraw
11 18 Lookin' for a Good Time Lady Antebellum
3 5 Love Don't Live Here Lady Antebellum
2 17 Love Is a Beautiful Thing Phil Vassar
9 32 Love Remembers Craig Morgan
4 7 Ready, Set, Don't Go Billy Ray Cyrus
with Miley Cyrus
15 47 Relentless Jason Aldean
13 17 She's a Hottie Toby Keith
2 2 Shiftwork Kenny Chesney
with George Strait
15 48 Something About a Woman Jake Owen
2 5 Stay Sugarland
5 11 Stealing Cinderella Chuck Wicks
13 30 Stronger Woman Jewel
12 12 Suspicions Tim McGraw
20 Takin' Off This Pain Ashton Shepherd
18 That Song in My Head Julianne Hough
16 33 Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind Kellie Pickler
7 3 Troubadour George Strait
5 13 Trying to Stop Your Leaving Dierks Bentley
2 11 Watching Airplanes Gary Allan
10 38 We Weren't Crazy Josh Gracin
3 8 What Do Ya Think About That Montgomery Gentry
3 4 What Kinda Gone Chris Cagle
2 2 Winner at a Losing Game Rascal Flatts
19 19 Workin' for a Livin' Garth Brooks with
Huey Lewis

Singles released by Canadian artists[edit]

US CAN Single Artist
5 Beautiful Life Doc Walker
19 Best of Me Jessie Farrell
20 Break It Lisa Brokop
33 4 Crazy Days Adam Gregory
8 Don't Waste Your Pretty Willie Mack
11 Drive Me Home Shane Yellowbird
9 Everyday Woman Emerson Drive
10 First Time in a Long Time Deric Ruttan
5 Flirtin' With Me Jason Blaine
14 Flower Child The Higgins
13 Fly Girl Tara Oram
19 Golden Years Willie Mack
11 Good Day to Get Gone Jason Blaine
8 How Do I Get There Aaron Pritchett
13 I Guess Jessie Farrell
4 Just Like You George Canyon
13 Let's Get Rowdy Aaron Pritchett
17 Lovin' You Is Killin' Me Deric Ruttan
8 Moments That Matter Aaron Lines
11 My First Car Jason Blaine
57 12 My Roots Are Showing Crystal Shawanda
13 Old Fashioned Girl Jaydee Bixby
7 Out of the Blue Johnny Reid
7 Postcard from Pasadena Gord Bamford
13 Real Thing The Higgins
9 Risk Paul Brandt
6 Stayed 'Til Two Gord Bamford
13 Thank You Johnny Reid
10 That Train Doc Walker
8 That's All Doc Walker
10 That's Worth Fighting For Paul Brandt
9 Virtual Life Paul Brandt
5 What Do I Have to Do Crystal Shawanda
21 5 You Can Let Go Crystal Shawanda

Top new album releases[edit]

US CAN Album Artist Record Label Release Date
1 1 35 Biggest Hits Toby Keith Show Dog May 6
4 2 All I Intended to Be Emmylou Harris Nonesuch June 10
35 1 Anne Murray's Christmas Album Anne Murray Manhattan/EMI October 7
8 1 Anne Murray Duets: Friends and Legends Anne Murray Manhattan/EMI January 15 (US)
3 14 Around the Bend Randy Travis Warner Bros. Nashville July 15
3 26 Back When I Knew It All Montgomery Gentry Columbia Nashville June 10
2 11 Backwoods Barbie Dolly Parton Dolly February 26
1 Beautiful Eyes Taylor Swift Big Machine July 15
3 Beautiful Life Doc Walker Open Road April 29
4 18 Call Me Crazy Lee Ann Womack MCA Nashville October 21
8 Chasing the Sun Tara Oram Open Road October 7
3 [A] Christmas Duets Elvis Presley RCA October 14
3 32 C'mon! Keith Anderson Columbia Nashville August 5
7 CMT Number Ones Various Artists Koch December 2
5 Country Heat 2009 Various Artists Sony BMG Canada November 11
2 Country Hits 2008 Various Artists UMG Canada April 1
4 Country Hits 2009 Various Artists UMG Canada November 18
1 Cowboys and Cadillacs Jaydee Bixby Her Royal Majesty's Records July 8
16 2 Dawn of a New Day Crystal Shawanda RCA Nashville June 24 (CAN)
August 19 (US)
2 26 Damn Right, Rebel Proud Hank Williams III Bruc October 21
4 38 Do You Believe Me Now Jimmy Wayne Valory Music Group August 26
1 1 Do You Know Jessica Simpson Epic/Columbia Nashville September 9
1 1 Fearless Taylor Swift Big Machine November 11
2 4 The Foundation Zac Brown Band Atlantic/Home Grown/Big Picture November 18 (US)
December 2 (CAN)
7 Going All Out Dan Evans Edje-Executive October 7
1 1 Good Time Alan Jackson Arista Nashville March 4
1 2 Greatest Hits 3 Tim McGraw Curb October 7
2 4 Greatest Hits/
Every Mile a Memory 2003-2008
Dierks Bentley Capitol Nashville May 6
1 5 Greatest Hits: Limited Edition Tim McGraw Curb April 29
2 1 Greatest Hits Volume 1 Rascal Flatts Lyric Street October 28
5 Holler Back The Lost Trailers BNA August 26
5 Jet Black & Jealous Eli Young Band Universal South September 16
1 4 Julianne Hough Julianne Hough Mercury Nashville May 20
2 1 Joy to the World Faith Hill Warner Bros. Nashville September 30
1 4 Kellie Pickler Kellie Pickler BNA September 30
1 3 Lady Antebellum Lady Antebellum Capitol Nashville April 15
1 10 Learn to Live Darius Rucker Capitol Nashville September 16
10 The Life of a Song Joey & Rory Vanguard/Sugar Hill October 28
2 13 Little Bit of Everything Billy Currington Mercury Nashville October 14
[A] 1 Little Honey Lucinda Williams Lost Highway October 14
1 1 Love on the Inside Sugarland Mercury Nashville July 22
1 1 Lucky Old Sun Kenny Chesney Blue Chair/BNA October 14 (US)
October 21 (CAN)
5 Make My Move Jason Blaine Koch Canada May 20
8 21 Moment of Forever Willie Nelson Lost Highway January 29
3 More Country Heat 2008 Various Artists Sony BMG Canada May 20
1 31 My Life's Been a Country Song Chris Cagle Capitol Nashville February 19
1 Now That's What I Call Country Various Artists UMG/Sony BMG/Capitol August 26
1 2 Perfectly Clear Jewel Valory Music Group June 3
8 Phil Stacey Phil Stacey Lyric Street April 29
1 2 Play Brad Paisley Arista Nashville November 4
3 Prayer of a Common Man Phil Vassar Universal South April 22
3 Randy Rogers Band Randy Rogers Band Mercury Nashville September 23
2 Sounds of the Season:
The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection
Julianne Hough Mercury Nashville October 12
7 Startin' Fires Blake Shelton Warner Bros. Nashville November 18
7 Starting Now Chuck Wicks RCA Nashville January 22
2 25 Sunset Man James Otto Raybaw/Warner Bros. April 8
7 52 Tennessee Pusher Old Crow Medicine Show Nettwerk September 23
3 Thankful Aaron Pritchett 604 September 9
1 3 That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy Toby Keith Show Dog October 28
6 That Lonesome Song Jamey Johnson Mercury Nashville August 5
8 That's Why Craig Morgan BNA October 21
1 1 Troubadour George Strait MCA Nashville April 1
4 40 We Weren't Crazy Josh Gracin Lyric Street April 1
2 66 What Am I Waiting For Heidi Newfield Curb August 5
8 Why Wait Kristy Lee Cook Arista Nashville September 16
7 29 X Trace Adkins Capitol Nashville November 25

Other top albums[edit]

US CAN Album Artist Record Label Release Date
41 15 50 Greatest Hits Reba McEntire MCA Nashville October 28
50 America Johnny Cash Legacy October 28
28 Angels & Outlaws Aaron Watson Thirty Tigers April 1
21 Anything Goes Randy Houser Universal South November 18
42 Beautiful Tragedy Lisa Brokop Ellbea August 19
17 Beer for My Horses (soundtrack) Various Artists Show Dog August 12
47 The Best of The Johnny Cash TV Show Johnny Cash Sony BMG January 8
27 Blake Shelton: Collector's Edition Blake Shelton Warner Bros. Nashville February 26
50 Blood, Sweat, and Steel The Road Hammers Montage June 24
33 Broken In Trent Willmon Compadre February 26
22 Bulletproof Reckless Kelly Yep Roc June 24
15 50 Burn Your Playhouse Down George Jones Bandit August 19
48 Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe The Cherryholmes Skaggs Family September 30
24 Christmas on the Open Road Various Artists Open Road November 11
16 47 Classic Christmas George Strait MCA Nashville October 7
26 Classic Chris LeDoux Chris LeDoux Capitol Nashville April 29
30 Comal County Blue Jason Boland & the Stragglers Thirty Tigers August 26
30 Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas Mary Chapin Carpenter Zoe September 30
26 Country Bluegrass Homecoming Volume One Bill Gaither Gaither August 19
32 Country Bluegrass Homecoming Volume Two Bill Gaither Gaither August 19
15 Country Heat Christmas 3 Various Artists Sony BMG Canada October 28
44 Country Love Songs Various Artists Compass/BMG November 11
15 34 Country Sings Disney Various Artists Walt Disney July 8
25 First Time in a Long Time Deric Ruttan On Ramp/EMI Canada April 1
42 God Bless the USA Various Artists Word April 29
35 Good Thing Going Rhonda Vincent Rounder January 8
16 Greatest Hits Craig Morgan Broken Bow September 30
24 Greatest Hits… and Then Some The Wilkinsons Angeline October 7
37 Heart of Stone Chris Knight Drifter's Church September 2
39 Here It Is Roger Creager Thirty Tigers August 26
18 55 How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites
from the Grand Ole Opry
Various Artists RCA Nashville February 5
29 Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass:
Tribute to 1946 and 1947
Ricky Skaggs Skaggs Family March 25
11 The Imus Ranch Record Various Artists New West September 16
19 I Turn to You Richie McDonald Lucid June 3
36 I Will Always Love You: 17 Inspirational Songs Various Artists Word January 15
29 If We Ever Make It Home Wade Bowen Sustain September 30
32 Jeff Bates Jeff Bates Black River April 8
43 Keep on Walkin' The Grascals Rounder July 15
38 Limited Edition: Greatest Hits Volumes 1, 2 & 3 Tim McGraw Curb October 7
35 42 Love Songs Trisha Yearwood MCA Nashville January 15
40 Marlee Scott Marlee Scott Big Ride November 11
19 14 Martina McBride: Live In Concert Martina McBride RCA Nashville April 29
27 Meet Glen Campbell Glen Campbell Capitol Nashville August 19
40 More Greatest Fits Roy D. Mercer Capitol Nashville June 10
43 Naïve Micky & the Motorcars Smith July 29
46 One Hell of a Ride Willie Nelson Lost Highway April 1
14 One on One Randy Owen Broken Bow November 4
27 Patriotic Country 3 Various Artists Razor & Tie June 24
48 Playlist: The Very Best of Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn Sony BMG December 2
39 Playlist: The Very Best of John Denver John Denver Sony BMG April 29
37 Playlist: The Very Best of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash Sony BMG April 29
50 Playlist: The Very Best of Roy Orbison Roy Orbison Sony BMG April 29
25 Real Thing The Higgins Open Road June 24
24 Ride Through the Country Colt Ford Average Joe's December 2
35 Rollin' with the Flow Mark Chesnutt Lofton Creek June 24
38 Sex and Gasoline Rodney Crowell Yep Roc September 2
13 17 Sleepless Nights Patty Loveless Saguaro Road September 9
16 Sounds So Good Ashton Shepherd MCA Nashville March 4
39 This Christmas Celebrate Me Home Beverley Mahood BPM November 4
35 Time Flies John Michael Montgomery Stringtown October 14
41 'Tis the Season: A Country Christmas –
15 Christmas Classics
Various Artists
42 The Unreleased Recordings Hank Williams Time Life October 28
49 The Unreleased Recordings Hank Williams Time Life October 28
45 Vagrants & Kings Cory Morrow Sustain May 20
11 Vintage Country: The Golden Age of Country Music Various Artists Sony BMG March 25
12 What I Do George Canyon 604 November 11
28 Waylon Forever Waylon Jennings Vagrant October 21
32 Wheels Dan Tyminski Rounder June 17
48 XOK NQ Arbuckle Six Shooter June 17
15 Yellowhead to Yellowstone Ian Tyson Stony Plain November 11
Notes
  • A^ These albums are not considered country music releases in that country.