Posted on Sunday, December 31 2017
Top Ten Country Songs of 2017
My top ten that is. I’ve used chart success and personal preferences to compile this list. Of course, this type of thing is totally subjective and I’d love to know what you think are the best songs of 2017. Here’s my list in no particular order:
Meghan Patrick – Be Country With Me
Meghan had a big year in 2017, winning her second consecutive female artist of the year award at the CCMAs and releasing a couple of hit singles! She also stopped by Country 89 earlier this year…so…that’s pretty cool! Look out for Meghan’s next album, Country Music Made Me Do It in January!
LANco – Greatest Love Story
LANco burst onto the country scene in 2017 with this awesome single! It was the group’s first number one hit and became one of the big wedding songs of 2017! Big things expected from LANco in 2018! Their debut album, Hallelujah Nights will be released in January!
James Barker Band – Chills
James Barker Band has come along way since they won the emerging artist showcase at Boots & Hearts in 2015! They have been a consistent presence on the country charts in Canada. They even topped the charts with their hit, Chills. The tune is accompanied by a great music video! Check it out!
Chris Stapleton – Broken Halos
Chris Stapleton released two albums in 2017, From A Room Volume’s 1 & 2. Both could be considered album of the year, they’re that good! There are many great tracks to mention but the stand out track for me on Volume 1 is Broken Halos.
Tim Hicks – Slide Over
Niagara’s own, Tim Hicks, reached number 2 on the charts with this love song. It is one of three top ten hits from his album, Shake These Walls. Great video to go along with the tune as well!
Maren Morris – I Could Use A Love Song
Maren Morris was the most played female artist on Country Radio in 2017 and this song is a big reason why! It made it into the top 5 on the country airplay charts. This is a nerdy thing to point out, but this song has my favourite bridge of 2017! Listen for that bridge!
Little Big Town – Better Man
This song was written by Taylor Swift…are you surprised by it’s success? Of course not. The song went to number one on the charts in Canada and the USA. It won song of the year at the CMA Awards and is nominated for two Grammys!
Dean Brody – Time
This song was technically released at the end of 2016, however, I’m including it on the list because it was the most played Canadian song on Country radio in 2017! Also, it’s a great song.
Midland – Drinkin’ Problem
This may be my favourite song of 2017! This song topped the charts in Canada and made it to the top five in the USA. It was the groups first gold record! They found a way to have a fresh sound in Country music…by going back in time! Awesome!
Sam Hunt – Body Like A Back Road
This song was HUGE in 2017. It spent a mind blowing 34 weeks at the top of the charts, breaking two chart records in the process. It has also sold more than 1.7 million copies to date! This is going to go down as one of the biggest country songs ever, and certainly one of the best of 2017!
What was your favourite country song of 2017? Let me know: Eryk@Country89.com