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Shane McAnally Tops Country Songwriters Chart, Thanks to Hits by Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt & More

Shane McAnally leads Billboard's Country Songwriters chart (dated May 2) for the first time, thanks to six songwriting credits on the latest Hot Country Songs chart.

Shane McAnally leads Billboard‘s Country Songwriters chart (dated May 2) for the first time, thanks to six songwriting credits on the latest Hot Country Songs chart.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s duet “Nobody but You,” which McAnally co-wrote with Ross Copperman, Tommy Lee James and Josh Osborne, ranks at No. 3, with 42 million in all-format radio reach, 9.4 million U.S. streams and 9,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The song concurrently spends its first week at No. 1 on Country Airplay.


Here’s a look at all six of McAnally’s songwriting credits on the latest Hot Country Songs chart:

Rank, Artist Billing, Title (songwritings in addition to McAnally)
No. 3, Blake Shelton duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody but You” (Tommy Lee James, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne)
No. 9, Sam Hunt, “Hard to Forget” (Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Osborne, Hunt, Audrey Grisham, Mary Jean Shurtz, Russ Hull)
No. 24, Ashley McBryde, “One Night Standards” (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford)
No. 25, Kelsea Ballerini x Halsey, “The Other Girl” (Copperman, Ballerini, Halsey)
No. 30, Lady Antebellum, “Champagne Night” (Charles Kelley, Ryan Tedder, Esther Dean, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott, Dave Thomson, Patricia Conroy, Andrew DeRoberts, Tina Gemza, Madeline Merlo)
No. 46, Old Dominion, “Some People Do” (Jesse Frasure, Matt Ramsey, Thomas Rhett)

McAnally has co-written eight Hot Country Songs No. 1s, among 35 top 10s. On Country Airplay, he’s co-penned 23 leaders, dating to his first, Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere With You,” in 2011. (As a billed artist, McAnally also landed three entries on Hot Country Songs chart in 1999-2000).

On the Country Producers chart, Joey Moi returns to No. 1 for a sixth total week on top, and for the first time since August, fueled by five production credits on Hot Country Songs: Morgan Wallen’s “Chasin’ You” (No. 4), “More Than My Hometown” (No. 12) and “This Bar” (No. 41); HARDY’s “One Beer,” featuring Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson (No. 23); and MacKenzie Porter’s “These Days” (No. 45).

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, on Billboard.com.