With over 50 No.1 hits, songwriter Ashley Gorley reigns at the top of the country charts
In August 2020, Ashley Gorley landed her 50th No.1 single on country radio and her debut on Round Hill Music with LOCASH’s “One Big Country Song”. The Kentucky native and Belmont alumnus won his first record in 2006 with “Don’t Forget To Remember Me” by Carrie Underwood, followed shortly after by “All-American Girl” from Underwood.
In 2011, he launched Tape recorder which has garnered countless country radio hits as well as cuts from notable pop artists like Justin Timberlake, Meek Mill and Charlie Puth. In the years that followed, Gorley cut hit singles for Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Rascal Flatts, Joe Nichols, Dan + Shay, Cole Swindell, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Sam Hunt, and more.
“It’s 50 # 1, but it’s over 25 or 30 different artists, so it’s something that really energizes me and I’m really proud of,” Gorley said. American songwriter in a 2020 interview. He made history as the only songwriter of any genre to ever win 50 # 1 on Mediabase and Billboard Airplay singles rankings.
After reaching his major career milestone last year, Gorley has continued his momentum into the new year. On September 7, the wanted songwriter entered his eighth week at the top of the MusicRow Songwriters table. Weekly MusicRow chart uses algorithms based on song activity based on broadcast, digital download track sales, and streams.
His reign is currently based on the performance of seven of his active hits that are currently on the charts: “Beers On Me” (Dierks Bentley, Hardy & Breland), “Country Again” (Thomas Rhett), “Give Heaven Some Hell” (Hardy), “Sand In My Boots” (Morgan Wallen), “You Should Probably Leave” (Chris Stapleton), and “Good Things” and “Steal My Love” (Dan + Shay).