Special Report

Country Musicians With the Most Hits

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47. Moe Bandy
> Total songs on Hot Country Songs chart: 50
> Longest-charting hit: Til’ I’m Too Old To Die Young (17 weeks)

Honky tonk hero Moe Bandy scored 19 Top 10 hits during the 1970s and ’80s, including his two chart-toppers: “I Cheated Me Right Out Of You” and “Just Good Ol’ Boys” — the latter a collaboration with frequent professional partner Joe Stampley. Bandy was a traditionalist in the sense that he rarely strayed far from common country themes such as love, loss, and drinking.

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46. David Houston
> Total songs on Hot Country Songs chart: 50
> Longest-charting hit: Almost Persuaded (24 weeks)

Louisiana native David Houston — a descendent of both Texas icon Sam Houston and General Robert E. Lee — scored 24 Top 10 hits throughout his musical career, including seven No. 1 songs. These include “With One Exception,” “Almost Persuaded,” and “My Elusive Dreams,” a duet with soulful singer Tammy Wynette. Houston died because of a brain aneurysm in 1993.

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45. Vince Gill
> Total songs on Hot Country Songs chart: 50
> Longest-charting hit: Feels Like Love (29 weeks)

The Norman, Oklahoma, native has become one of country music’s most successful artists. He sang with country rockers Pure Prairie League before embarking on a solo career. Starting in the early 1990s, the 21-time Grammy winner has placed 25 singles in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Among his hits are “Go Rest High on That Mountain,” “When I Call Your Name,” “Tryin’ to Get Over You,” and “I Still Believe in You,” his first country No. 1.

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44. Jason Aldean
> Total songs on Hot Country Songs chart: 50
> Longest-charting hit: Laughed Until We Cried (35 weeks)

Since the release of his self-titled debut album in 2005, Georgia native Jason Aldean has had 32 Top 10 hits and nine No. 1’s. Some of his most memorable hits thus far have been “Why,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” and “Fly Over States.” Aldean’s most recent album “9” — released on Nov. 22, 2019 — features the single “We Back,” which peaked at No. 8 this past March.

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43. Luke Bryan
> Total songs on Hot Country Songs chart: 50
> Longest-charting hit: Play It Again (40 weeks)

The Leesburg, Georgia, native, whose influences included Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap, Alan Jackson, and Merle Haggard, has placed 29 songs in the Top 10 on Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. He’s had 11 No. 1 songs on the chart, with three of them topping the country chart in 2014 — “Play It Again,” “This Is How We Roll” (with Florida Georgia Line), and “Drink A Beer.”