8. “Raised on Country” by Chris Young
“Raised on Country” is one of the first country hits that came out this year and was recorded by Chris Young. The song was co-written by Young, Corey Crowder and Cary Barlowe. “Raised on Country” spent several weeks on the top country airwaves and was the title name for his summer tour. The song is also the title track for Young’s seventh studio album, which has not yet been released. Fans love the song because it brings them back to their country roots and allows them to reminisce and reflect on what makes them country.
7. “The Bones” by Maren Morris
“The Bones” is another hit song by singer Maren Morris. Morris has had many hits from her latest album Girl, but “The Bones” is definitely at the top of the list. “The Bones” dropped in May and was co-written by Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz. The song has also had several remixes as well as a beautiful collaboration with Irish musician Hozier. “The Bones” is about standing strong no matter what happens and that a good foundation is all that matters in the end.