Jesse Frasure topped country songwriter for the first time
Jesse Frasure conducts Billboard(as of Jan. 8) for the first time on Country Songwriting Credits, thanks to four songwriting credits on the latest Hot Country Songs chart.
Michael Ray’s “Whiskey and Rain,” which Frasure co-wrote with Josh Thompson, tops its charts at No. 6 with 24.9 million radio audience impressions, 5.3 million US streams. United and 1,300 downloads sold during the follow-up week of Dec. 24-30, according to MRC data. He also holds his No. 2 on Country Airplay.
Here’s a look at all four of Frasure’s songwriting credits on the latest Hot Country Songs chart:
Rank, artist billing, title (co-composers in addition to Frasure)
No. 6, Michael Ray, “Whiskey and Rain” (Josh Thompson)
No. 8, Kane Brown, “One Mississippi” (Kane Brown, Levon Gray, Ernest Keith Smith)
N ° 25, Miranda Lambert, “If I were a cowboy” (Miranda Lambert)
No. 31, Thomas Rhett, “Slow Down Summer” (Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Sean Douglas, Ashley Gorley)
Frasure got his first Hot Country Songs writing credit in 2014: Florida Georgia Line’s No. 3 “Sun Daze”. Since then he has increased his total to 19 Top 10 Hot Country Songs as a writer, including two No. 1s: “One Thing Right” by Marshmello and Kane Brown in 2019, and “What’s Your Country Song” by Thomas. Rhett in 2021.
On Country Airplay, Frasure scored 12 # 1 as a writer, most recently with “What’s Your Country Song”.
As a producer, Frasure landed 10 # 1 on Country Airplay and two on Hot Country Songs.
In the latest Country Producers chart, Zach Crowell marks a sixth week at No.1, thanks to a pair of production credits on Hot Country Songs: “Thinking ‘Bout You” by Dustin Lynch with Lauren Alaina / MacKenzie Porter, at No 2, and Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson’s duo “Never Say Never,” at number 26. Crowell is the only producer credited on both tracks. He becomes the fourth talent to spend at least six weeks at the top of Country Producers, after Joey Moi (49), Dann Huff (46) and Jay Joyce (16), dating from the creation of the charts in June 2019.
The Country Songwriters and Country Producers Weekly Rankings are based on the total points accumulated by a Songwriter and Producer, respectively, for each assigned song that appears in the Hot Country Songs Rankings. Like with BillboardIn annual recaps, multiple writers or producers split the points for each song evenly (and splitting the points will result in occasional ties in the ratings).
Full Country Songwriter and Country Producer ratings, in addition to all general and genre ratings, are available on Billboard.com.