2017 Master Lists: The Singles!

The second of our master lists for 2017 includes singles. Per usual, we take a fairly nebulous approach to what qualifies as a “single” these days.

First, we consider any track that was given a proper add date for country, AAA, or americana radio formats. Then, we look for tracks that were given music videos– even the dreaded “lyric videos” count, as long as an artist didn’t release a series of those in advance of an album release. Songs that were specifically tagged for promotion in trade magazines or websites, or even songs that artists promoted consistently on the talk-show circuit. If it seems like it should be considered a single and not just an album track, we’ll probably take a hard look at it.

In other words, long gone are the days when country radio dictated what counted as a country single. That ship has sailed far beyond the yonder horizon, never to return.

So, if there’s something we missed, include some supporting evidence of its “singularity” in your comment!

Artist Title
A Thousand Horses Preachin’ to the Choir
Aaron Watson Outta Style
Adam Craig Just a Phase
Alan Jackson The Older I Get
Alex Williams Old Tattoo
Anderson East All On My Mind
Angaleena Presley Good Girl Down
Ashley McBryde A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega
Aubrie Sellers Liar Liar
Bailey Bryan Own It
Band Perry Stay in the Dark
Bebe Rexha feat Florida Georgia Line Meant to Be
Big & Rich California
Billy Currington Do I Make You Wanna
Billy Currington Wake Me Up
Billy Ray Cyrus Achy Breaky Heart 25
Blake Shelton I’ll Name the Dogs
Blake Shelton Every Time I Hear That Song
Brad Paisley Heaven South
Brad Paisley Last Time for Everything
Brandi Carlile The Joke
Brandon Lay Speakers, Bleachers, & Preachers
Brandon Ray Ends of the Earth
Brandy Clark Three Kids No Husband
Brantley Gilbert The Ones That Like Me
Brent Cobb Solving Problems
Brent Cobb Black Crow
Brent Cobb Ain’t a Road Too Long
Brett Eldredge Something I’m Good At
Brett Eldredge The Long Way
Brett Young In Case You Didn’t Know
Brett Young Like I Loved You
Brian Dunne You Got Me Good
Brooke Eden Act Like You Don’t
Brothers Osborne It Ain’t My Fault
Cadillac Three Dang If We Didn’t
Cadillac Three American Slang
Cam Diane
Canaan Smith Like You That Way
Candi Carpenter Burn the Bed
Carly Pearce Every Little Thing
Carly Pearce Hide the Wine
Caroline Jones Tough Guys
Casey Donahew Kiss Me
Charlie Worsham The Beginning of Things
Charlie Worsham Cut Your Groove
Charlie Worsham Old Time’s Sake
Chase Bryant Hell if I Know
Chase Rice Three Chords & The Truth
Chris Janson Fix a Drink
Chris Lane Fix
Chris Lane feat. Tori Kelly Take Back Home Girl
Chris Stapleton Broken Halos
Chris Stapleton Either Way
Chris Stapleton Midnight Train to Memphis
Chris Stapleton Second One to Know
Chris Young Losing Sleep
Cody Johnson Wild as You
Cody Johnson With You I Am
Cole Swindell Stay Downtown
Cole Swindell feat Dierks Bentley Flatliner
Contenders Line Across the Water
Craig Wayne Boyd Stuck in My Head
Dan + Shay Road Trippin’
Danielle Bradbery Sway
Darius Rucker For the First Time
Darius Rucker If I Told You
David Lee Murphy feat Kenny Chesney Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
Delta Rae No Peace in Quiet
Delta Rae A Long and Happy Life
Devin Dawson All On Me
Dierks Bentley What the Hell Did I Say
Dierks Bentley Black
Dori Freeman If I Could Make You My Own
Drake White Makin’ Me Look Good Again
Drew Baldridge Rebound (feat. Emily Weisband)
Drew Baldridge Guns & Roses
Drive-By Truckers Perilous Night
Dustin Lynch I’d Be Jealous Too
Dustin Lynch Small Town Boy
Dylan Scott Hooked
Dylan Scott My Girl
Easton Corbin A Girl Like You
Eli Young Band Never Land
Elliott BROOD Til the Sun Comes Up Again
Eric Church Round Here Buzz
Eric Heatherly One O’ You
Florida Georgia Line Smooth
Florida Georgia Line God, Your Mama, & Me (feat BSB)
Frankie Ballard You’ll Accomp’ny Me
Garth Brooks Ask Me How I Know
Gary Allan Mess Me Up
Granger Smith Happens Like That
Gregg Allman My Only True Friend
Gretchen Wilson Rowdy
High Valley She’s With Me
Humming House Companion
Humming House Takin’ Over
Infamous Stringdusters Gravity
Jackie Lee Getting Over You
Jackson Michelson Rollin
Jacob Davis What I Wanna Be
Jake Owen Good Company
James Barker Band Chills
Jana Kramer I’ve Done Love
Jason Aldean Any Ol’ Barstool
Jason Aldean They Don’t Know
Jason Eady Drive
Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls In Love With My Gun
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Hope the High Road
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit If We Were Vampires
JD McPherson Lucky Penny
Jerrod Niemann I Got This
Jerrod Niemann God Made a Woman
Jessica Lea Mayfield Offa My Hands
Jessica Lea Mayfield Sorry Is Gone
Joe Nichols Never Gets Old
Joe Nichols Baby Got Back
John Mayer In the Blood
John Mellencamp w Carlene Carter Grand View (feat Martina McBride)
John Moreland It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)
John Paul White Hate the Way You Love Me
Jon Pardi She Ain’t in It
Jon Pardi Heartache on the Dance Floor
Jordan Davis Singles You Up
Jordan Rager Now That I Know Your Name
Josh Abbott Band Texas Women, Tennessee Whiskey
Josh Gracin Nothin’ Like Us
Josh Ritter Showboat
Josh Turner All About You
Justin Moore Kinda Don’t Care
Justin Moore Somebody Else Will
Justin Townes Earle Maybe a Moment
Kane Brown Heaven
Kane Brown feat Lauren Alaina What Ifs
Kasey Chambers Ain’t No Little Girl
Kasey Chambers Satellite
Kasey Chambers Hey (feat Paul Kelly)
Keith Urban The Fighter (feat. Carrie Underwood)
Keith Urban Female
Kellie Pickler If It Wasn’t For a Woman
Kelsea Ballerini Legends
Kelsea Ballerini Yeah Boy
Kenny Chesney All the Pretty Girls
Kenny Chesney Bar at the End of the World
Kid Rock Tennessee Mountain Top
Kip Moore More Girls LIke You
Kip Moore Last Shot
Kristian Bush Sing Along
Lady Antebellum You Look Good
Lady Antebellum Heart Break
LANco Greatest Love Story
Laura Bell Bundy You Can’t Pray the Gay Away
Lauren Alaina Doin’ Fine
Lauren Jenkins Give Up the Ghost
Lee Ann Womack All the Trouble
Lee Brice Boy
Levon Ms. Marianne
Lindi Ortega Til the Goin’ Gets Gone
Lindsay Ell Criminal
Lindsay Ell Waiting on You
Little Big Town When Someone Stops Loving You
Little Big Town Happy People
LoCash Ring on Every Finger
Lone Bellow Time’s Always Leaving
Luke Bryan Fast
Luke Bryan Light It Up
Luke Combs Hurricane
Luke Combs When It Rains It Pours
Lumineers Sleep on the Floor
Maren Morris I Could Use a Love Song
Maren Morris feat Vince Gill Dear Hate
Margo Price Weakness
Margo Price A Little Pain
Mark Chesnutt Hot
Marlon Williams Vampire Again
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives Time Don’t Wait
Matt Gary Back
Melissa Plett Handle of Whisky
Michael Ray Get to You
Michael Tyler They Can’t See
Michael Tyler Hey Mama
Mickey Guyton Nice Things
Midland Drinkin’ Problem
Midland Make a Little
Miranda Lambert We Should Be Friends
Miranda Lambert Tin Man
Mo Pitney Everywhere
Montgomery Gentry Better Me
Morgan Evans Kiss Somebody
Morgan Wallen The Way I Talk
Morgan Wallen feat Florida Georgia Line Up Down
Nikki Lane Jackpot
Nikki Lane Send the Sun
Old 97s Good With God (feat. Brandi Carlile)
Old 97s All Who Wander
Old Dominion Written in the Sand
Old Dominion No Such Thing as a Broken Heart
Parmalee Sunday Morning
Pokey LaFarge Riot in the Streets
RaeLynn Lonely Call
RaeLynn Love Triangle
Randy Rogers Band Meet Me Tonight
Rascal Flatts Yours If You Want It
Rascal Flatts Back to Us
Reba McEntire Back to God
Reba McEntire God & My Girlfriends
Rhiannon Giddens Better Get it Right the First Time
Rhiannon Giddens Julie
Robert Randolph & The Family Band Love Do What It Do (feat. Darius Rucker)
Rodney Crowell It Ain’t Over Yet (feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White)
Ronnie Dunn That’s Why They Make Jack Daniels
Ronnie Dunn I Worship the Woman You Walked On
Runaway June Wild West
Russell Dickerson Yours
Ryan Adams Do You Still Love Me
Ryan Adams To Be Without You
Ryan Follese Put a Label on It
Ryan Hurd Love in a Bar
Sam Outlaw Trouble
Sara Evans Marquee Sign
Sarah Jaffe No Worries
Sarah Jaffe Bad Baby
Scott H Biram Still Around
Scotty McCreery Five More Minutes
Secret Sisters He’s Fine
Seth Ennis Look at You
Seth Ennis Woke Up in Nashville
Shania Twain We Got Something They Don’t
Shania Twain Life’s About to Get Good
Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer Not Dark Yet
Shelly Fairchild Mississippi Turnpike
Shenandoah Noise
Smokin’ Armadillos The Other California
Son Volt Back Against the Wall
Steve Earle & The Dukes Lookin’ for a Woman
Sturgill Simpson Keep It Between the Lines
Sunny Sweeney Better Bad Idea
Sunny Sweeney Bottle By My Bed
Tanya Tucker Forever Loving You
Taylor Swift New Year’s Day
Terry McBride Hotels and Highways
The Lumineers Angela
The Mavericks Brand New Day
The Railers 11:59 Central Standard Time
The Scott Brothers My House (feat. Eric Paslay attempting to rap)
The Swon Brothers Don’t Call Me
Thomas Rhett Unforgettable
Thomas Rhett Marry Me
Tift Merritt Dusty Old Man
Tift Merritt Heartache Is an Uphill Climb
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill The Rest of Our Life
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Speak to a Girl
Toby Keith Waccy Tobaccy
Todd O’Neil Love Again
Trace Adkins Still a Soldier
Trace Adkins Watered Down
Tracy Lawrence feat Brad Arnold & Big & Rich Good Ole Days
Trent Tomlinson That’s What’s Working Right Now
Turnpike Troubadours The Housefire
Tyler Farr I Should Go to Church Sometime
Tyminski Bloodline
Valerie June Shakedown
Walker Hayes You Broke Up With Me
Walker McGuire Til Tomorrow
Waterloo Revival What Guy Wouldn’t
Wheeler Bryson Pour Me Out of This Towm
Wheeler Walker Jr. Summers in Kentucky
Wilco Someone to Lose
Wiliam Michael Morgan Vinyl
Will Hoge Young As We Will Ever Be
William Michael Morgan Missing
Zac Brown Band Roots
Zac Brown Band My Old Man

 

Check back tomorrow for our look at some of the year’s most notable reissues.

 

3 Comments

  1. I like seeing Tift Merritt, who is my favorite female singer of this century, get her two songs in, alongside with the two by Margo Price, and Lindi Ortega’s “Til The Goin’ Gets Gone”. While they may not have much chance of actual radio airplay it’s still good to hear female artists who do what they want in basic defiance of Keith Hill’s “Tomatogate” screed.

  2. When my wife and I saw her at the Bluebird in Feb of this year, Kree Harrison mentioned that her next single would be “Drinking for Two”. I couldn’t find any evidence that the song was ever released as a single. I guess it never happened. Still love her debut album, “This Old Thing”.

  3. My Top 10:
    1. Broken Halos (Chris Stapleton)
    2. Bottle By My Bed (Sunny Sweeney)
    3. In the Blood (John Mayer)
    4. The Older I Get (Alan Jackson)
    5. Speak to a Girl (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill)
    6. Drinkin’ Problem (Midland)
    7. Good With God (Old 97’s & Brandi Carlile)
    8. If We Were Vampires (Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit)
    9. Happy People (Little Big Town)
    10. My Old Man (Zac Brown Band)

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