Country Music Hits for 2021
It’s a new year and that means new music! Check out our list of the top country music hits for 2021.
It’s a new year, which means it’s time to update your playlist with all the latest country music hits! If you’re looking for some fresh country tunes to add to your collection, look no further than this list of songs that are sure to be popular in 2021. From catchy toe-tappers to soulful ballads, there’s something for everyone on this list. So crank up the volume and get ready to sing along!
Here are just a few of the country music hits that are sure to be popular in 2021:
“Chasing You” by Morgan Wallen
“Die from a Broken Heart” by Maddie & Tae
“I Hope” by Gabby Barrett
“More Hearts Than Mine” by Ingrid Andress
“One Big Country Song” by Luke Combs
The Best Country Music Hits of 2021
It’s been a tough year for everyone, and country music has been one of the biggest sources of comfort. We’ve rounded up the best country hits of 2021 so far to help you get through whatever the rest of the year throws your way. From heartbreak to hope, these songs have it all.
“Die from a Broken Heart”
One of the breakout hits of 2021 has been “Die from a Broken Heart” by Maddie & Tae. The songwriters behind the track, Taylor Dye and Maddie Marlow, say that they were inspired by personal experience when penning the lyrics.
“Die from a Broken Heart” is a heart-wrenching ballad about the end of a relationship. The song reflects on the pain and heartache that comes with letting go of someone you love.
Despite its somber subject matter, “Die from a Broken Heart” has been embraced by country music fans and has become one of the most popular songs of the year.
“I Hope” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Gabby Barrett. It was released on October 16, 2020, as the lead single from her debut studio album, Goldmine. The song was written by Barrett, Jameson Rodgers, Jon Nite and Zach Kitchin. musically, “I Hope” is a mid-tempo country ballad with pop influences that lyrically finds Barrett hoping for a former lover to be happy in their new relationship.
The song received mixed reviews from critics who praised its production and Barrett’s vocal performance but found its lyrical themes to be unoriginal. Commercially, “I Hope” became Barrett’s first number one hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in February 2021, as well as her first entry on the US Billboard Hot 100 where it peaked at number 20. An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Matthew Zarkin and released on October 16, 2020.
“More Hearts Than Mine”
More Hearts Than Mine” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Ingrid Andress. It was released to radio on September 3, 2019 as the lead single from her self-titled debut album. The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in February 2020 and at number 4 on the Hot Country Songs chart in January 2020. It also reached number one on Rolling Stone’s Country chart.
“10,000 Hours” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music duo Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber. It was released to country radio on October 7, 2019, as the lead single from their fourth studio album, 10,000 Hours. The artists wrote the song with Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds and Zach Kendrick. Danny Buljan and Sean Douglas produced the track with collaborators Canaan Smith, Freddy Wexler and Andrew Wotman.
This ballad finds Dan + Shay and Bieber musing on what they would do if they had 10,000 hours together with a lover. Given that there are only 8,760 hours in a year-and most of those are accounted for with work and sleep-that leaves very little time for anything else. So the song is a sort of fantasy, where the singers spend all their time together without interruption.
The title of the song comes from a Malcolm Gladwell book called Outliers: The Story of Success. In it, Gladwell argues that successful people have often logged 10,000 hours of practice in their chosen field before they became famous. This is also known as the “10,000-Hour Rule.”
“One Big Country Song”
“One Big Country Song” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Luke Bryan. It was released in February 2021 as the lead single from his upcoming eighth studio album, Born Here Live Here Die Here. The song was written by Bryan, Blake Chaffin, and Ross Copperman.
As the year comes to a close, we can reflect on the great country music that was released in 2021. From soulful ballads to upbeat anthems, there was something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite country hits of the year.
“Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett
Rhett’s ballad about being thankful for what you have is a perfect example of why he is one of the hottest artists in country music right now. This song spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and was also a crossover hit, reaching No. 15 on the Hot 100.
“Snapback” by Old Dominion
Old Dominion’s ode to getting back together with an ex is one of the most infectious songs of the year. It spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart and is one of only three songs to do so in 2021.
“One Big Country Song” by Lee Brice
Brice’s feel-good anthem about living life to the fullest is a perfect summertime song. It peaked at No. 2 on the Country Airplay chart and should have been a No. 1 hit in our opinion.
“We Back” by Jason Aldean
Aldean went back to his roots with this uptempo country party anthem. It was the perfect way to kick off his ninth studio album, 9, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
What were your favorite country songs of 2021?