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Josh Osborne Hits No. 1 on Country Songwriters Chart, Thanks to Hits by Sam Hunt & More

He also earns his 16th No. 1 as a songwriter on Country Airplay.

Josh Osborne rises to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Songwriters chart (dated Feb. 29), leading for the first time thanks to a trio of hits on the latest Hot Country Songs chart.

Sam Hunt’s “Kinfolks,” which Osborne co-wrote with Hunt, Zach Crowell and Jerry Flowers, leads at its No. 3 Hot Country Songs high with 41.1 million in all-format radio reach (up 3%), 7.8 million U.S. streams (up 5%) and 3,000 downloads sold (up 1%), according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The song concurrently climbs to No. 1 on Country Airplay, earning Osborne his 16th No. 1 as a writer, and Hunt his sixth as an artist.


Old Dominion’s “One Man Band,” which Osborne wrote with Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Brad Tursi, is next on Hot Country Songs at No. 4, followed by Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s”Nobody but You,” co-written with Ross Copperman, Tommy Lee James and Shane McAnally, at No. 10.

Osborne boasts an impressive history of writing hits on Billboard‘s charts. Along with his 16 Country Airplay No. 1s, he’s penned 52 Hot Country Songs entries, six of which have risen to No. 1:

Artist, Title, Peak Date
Kenny Chesney, “Come Over,” Aug. 11, 2012 (two weeks at No. 1)
Sam Hunt, “Leave the Night On,” Nov. 15, 2014 (one)
Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time,” Feb. 21, 2015 (11)
Kenny Chesney feat. P!nk, “Setting the World on Fire,” Oct. 22, 2016 (four)
Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country,” Oct. 8, 2016 (two)
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road,” Feb. 25, 2017 (34)

Osborne succeeds Jimmy Robbins atop Country Songwriters, after the latter, now at No. 3, led for a week, thanks to his writing credits on Maren Morris’ “The Bones” and Kelsea Ballerini’s”Homecoming Queen?”

The weekly Country Songwriters and Country Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot Country Songs chart; As with Billboard‘s yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).

Check out this week’s full Country Songwriters and Country Producers charts, in addition to the other full genre rankings, at this link.