Shane McAnally tops domestic producer rankings for the first time
Rank, Artist Billing, Title (co-producers in addition to McAnally)
No. 1, Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like” (Walker Hayes, Joe Thibodeau)
No. 8, Old Dominion, “I was on a boat that day” (Old Dominion)
# 43, Carly Pearce, “What He Didn’t Do” (Josh Osborne)
# 46, Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde, “I Never Wanted To Be That Girl” (Josh Osborne)
McAnally also made an impact on Hot Country Songs as a songwriter, thanks to “I Was on a Boat That Day”; “I never wanted to be that girl”; Kelsea Ballerini’s “Half My Home Town”, with Kenny Chesney (# 28); and “23” by Sam Hunt (# 31). McAnally spent two weeks atop the country songwriter charts in May 2020.
McAnally has an impressive history on Billboardcharts, as a producer, writer and artist. He first ranked as an artist and songwriter in 1999 with his single “Say Anything”, followed by his “Are Your Eyes Still Blue” later in the year.
He first appeared on Hot Country Songs as a producer in 2013, via Kacey Musgraves ‘”Merry Go’ Round” (pic # 14). He has since landed 21 top 10s as a producer, including five No. 1s: Sam Hunt’s “Leave the Night On” (One Week at No. 1, 2014), “House Party” (Six Weeks, 2015) and “Take Your Time” (11 weeks, 2015); Artists from Then, Now & Forever’s “Forever Country” (two weeks, 2016); and “Fancy Like” by Hayes (12 weeks to date).
McAnally has won nine No.1 awards on Hot Country Songs as songwriter: Chesney’s “Somewhere With You” (three weeks, 2011) and “Come Over” (two weeks, 2012); “Alone With You” by Jake Owen (two weeks, 2012); Perry’s “Better Dig Two” (two weeks, 2013); Hunt’s “Leave the Night On”, “Take Your Time” and “Body Like a Back Road” (34 weeks, 2017); “Country forever”; and Morgan Wallen’s “7 Summers” (one week, 2020).
Meanwhile, Josh Jenkins marks a third week at No.1 on Country Songwriters, thanks to his work on Jordan Davis’ “Fancy Like” and “Buy Dirt”, with Luke Bryan, at No.9.
The Country Songwriters and Country Producers Weekly Ratings are based on the total points accumulated by a Songwriter and Producer, respectively, for each assigned song that appears on the Hot Country Songs leaderboard. As with Billboard’s 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 songwriters and producers rankings, in addition to full genre rankings, are available on Billboard.com.