Chase McGill #1 on Country Songwriters List with Morgan Wallen, Cole Swindell Hit – Billboard
Chase McGill reaches No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Songwriters Chart (dated April 30), reigning supreme with a trio of songwriting credits on the latest Hot Country Songs chart for the first time.
Morgan Wallen’s new track, “Don’t Think Jesus,” which McGill co-wrote with Jessi Alexander and Mark Holman, debuts at No. 1 on the chart. In the week ending April 24, it had 18 million US streams and sold 22,000 downloads, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data. “Jesus” is also bubbling under the Country Airplay charts, with 465,000 impressions in the week ending April 24.) The song earns Wallen its fourth frontman and McGill its second as a songwriter, after ” Lose It” by Kane Brown in 2018.
Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson’s collaboration “Never Say Never,” which he co-wrote with Alexander and Swindell, at No. 3, and Justin Moore’s “With A Woman You Love” (co-wrote with Moore, Paul DiGiovanni and Jeremy Stover) at No. 47. The former notably reached No. 1 on this week’s Country Airplay charts, earning McGill its fifth leading writer.
McGill has been a consistent hitmaker on Billboardsince 2016. Her first songwriting credit to achieve BillboardSwindell’s chart topper was “Stars”, which reached #41 on Hot Country Songs in May 2016. Since then, he has had 24 Hot Country Songs hits, eight of which have reached the top 10. On Country Airplay, he is ranked 12 songs, including seven top 10s and five number ones: “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” by Luke Bryan (in 2018), “Lose It” by Kane Brown (2018), “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” by Justin Moore” (2019), “Waves” by Luke Bryan and, now, “Never Say Never.
On the Country Producers Chart, Joey Moi extends his record for most weeks at the top, as he reigns for a 64th week overall on the strength of five production credits on Hot Country Songs: “Don’t Think Jesus” by Wallen (#1) and “Wasted On You” (#5), “Flower Shops” by ERNEST with Wallen (#14), “Give Heaven Some Hell” by HARDY (#16) and “Best Thing Since Backroads” by Jake Owen (#16). 31).
The weekly Country Songwriter and Country Producer charts are based on the total points earned by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each assigned song that appears on the Hot Country Songs chart. Like with BillboardIn annual summaries, multiple writers or producers split the points for each song equally (and splitting the points will lead to occasional ties on the charts).
Complete charts for country songwriters and producers, in addition to full genre rankings, are available on Billboard.com.