Songwriter Rhett Akins Marks An Unbroken Seven-Year Run On The Country Top 40

 Warner/Chappell Nashville songwriter Rhett Akins has had at least one song in the Country Airplay chart every week for the past seven years, which includes 28 No. 1 songs during that time. The award-winning singer-songwriter’s currently charting hits include this week’s No. 1, Dustin Lynch’s “Small Town Boy” & Easton Corbin’s “A Girl Like You.”  Rhett’s song “Kinda Don’t Care” by Justin Moore impacts Country Radio next week.

Akins is the recipient of 29 BMI Awards, as well as six Triple Play Awards, which recognize three No. 1 singles in a 12-month period. Over the course of his illustrious songwriting career, Akins has twice been named BMI Songwriter of the Year, and his songs have been awarded BMI Song of the Year and ASCAP Song of the Year.

“I write songs I hope people will relate to, so it’s humbling to see these numbers,” said Akins. “It’s also a testament to all the talented artists and co-writers I’ve worked with and to everyone on my team.”

“This unique achievement is further proof that Rhett belongs among country music's all-time greats," said Ben Vaughn, President of Warner/Chappell Nashville. “Rhett has been shaping the modern day Country Songbook that we’ve all sang along to each week for the past 7 years.”

Below is a full list of Akins’ songs that have been in the Country Top 40 over the seven-year stretch.

  1. Gimmie That Girl – Joe Nichols
  2. Farmer’s Daughter – Rodney Atkins
  3. All About Tonight – Blake Shelton
  4. All Over Me – Josh Turner
  5. Shape I’m In – Joe Nichols
  6. A Buncha Girls – Frankie Ballard
  7. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
  8. Take a Back Road – Rodney Atkins
  9. Bait a Hook – Justin Moore
  10. This Ole Boy – Craig Morgan
  11. I Don’t Want This Night to End – Luke Bryan
  12. Kick It in the Sticks – Brantley Gilbert
  13. I Can Take It from There – Chris Young
  14. Point at You – Justin Moore
  15. Boys ‘Round Here – Blake Shelton
  16. Hey Girl – Billy Currington
  17. It Goes Like This – Thomas Rhett
  18. Parking Lot Party – Lee Brice
  19. Wild in Your Smile – Dustin Lynch
  20. When She Says Baby – Jason Aldean
  21. Get Me Some Of That – Thomas Rhett
  22. Ready Set Roll – Chase Rice
  23. Small Town Throwdown – Brantley Gilbert
  24. Just Getting’ Started – Jason Aldean
  25. Young & Crazy – Frankie Ballard
  26. Going Out Like That – Reba McEntire
  27. Tonight Looks Good on You – Jason Aldean
  28. That Don’t Sound Like You – Lee Brice
  29. Mind Reader – Dustin Lynch
  30. I Know Somebody – Locash
  31. Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day – Luke Bryan
  32. Dirt on My Boots – Jon Pardi
  33. Star of the Show – Thomas Rhett
  34. A Girl Like You – Easton Corbin
  35. Missing – William Michael Morgan
  36. Small Town Boy – Dustin Lynch

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