Top Songwriters: MusicRow’s Top 100 Songwriters for 2021


Ashley Gorley

Every week, MusicRow publishes its Top Songwriter Chart, ranking the top 60 songwriters using algorithms based on song activity based on broadcast, digital download song sales, and streams.

Using proprietary software, the points earned by each song are split evenly among each of the song’s co-authors, echoing how the publishing industry in Nashville works when it comes to revenue from it. ‘editing and ownership, while reflecting the overall success of active songs for each songwriter.

Therefore, at all times, the current MusicRow Songwriter Chart lists the most active and successful songwriters in Music City.

Thinking back to 2021, Ashley Gorley got the most points on the MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart throughout the year, placing it at the top of our list.

Jesse frasure

Gorley has found success this year with songs such as “Single Saturday Night” (Cole Swindell), “Give Heaven Some Hell” (Hardy), “Sand In My Boots” (Morgan Wallen), “What’s Your Country Song” ( Thomas Rhett), “Steal My Love” (Dan + Shay) “You Should Probably Leave” (Chris Stapleton) and many more. He consistently remained in the upper echelons of the Top Songwriter Chart throughout 2021.

Gorley was also the co-author of Lee Brice’s “One Of Them Girls,” which made history by winning Country Song of the Year at the BMI, SESAC and ASCAP Awards.

Jesse frasure is at n ° 2 on MusicRowList of the top 100 songwriters of 2021.

His 2021 hit arsenal includes “Almost Maybes” (Jordan Davis), “Whiskey And Rain” (Michael Ray), “What’s Your Country Song” (Thomas Rhett), “Minimum Wage” (Blake Shelton), “One Mississippi” (Kane Brown), and more.

Frasure was named Songwriter of the Year at the 69th annual BMI Country Awards. It was the second time he had won the award.

Josh osborne arrives at n ° 3 on MusicRowList of the top 100 songwriters of 2021.

Josh osborne

In 2021, Osborne had success with “Beers And Sunshine” (Darius Rucker), “Next Girl” (Carly Pearce), “Sand In My Boots” (Morgan Wallen), “I Was On A Boat That Day” (Old Dominion), and more. He was also the ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year for the first time.

In 4th place on the year-end list is Corey Crowd.

The songwriter-producer has made waves this year with “Drinkin ‘Beer”. Talking about God. Amen. ”(Chase Rice feat. Florida Georgia Line),“ Famous Friends ”(Chris Young and Kane Brown),“ Minimum Wage ”(Blake Shelton), and more.

Michael hardy completes the top five of the MusicRowList of the Top 100 Songwriters of 2021. In addition to his successful career as an artist, Hardy produced several hits for other artists this year.

In 2021, Hardy enjoyed success with “Single Saturday Night” (Cole Swindell), “Sand In My Boots” (Morgan Wallen) and “Come Back As A Country Boy” (Blake Shelton), as well as his own “Give Heaven. Some Hell “, and collaboration with Dierks Bentley and Breland,” Beers On Me “.

Although the annual roster continues to be dominated by men, there are 20 female songwriters in the top 100 this year, which is made up of 123 songwriters due to tied scores. This is a continuous increase from last year’s 19 female songwriters in the top 100 and 13 in 2019.

Taylor Swift is the highest-ranked songwriter on this year’s list at No.9.

MusicRowBest Songwriters of 2021:
1. Ashley Gorley
2. Jesse Frasure
3. Josh Osborne
4. Corey Crowder
5. Michael Hardy
6. Luke Combs
7. Hunter Phelps
8. Jonathan Singleton
9. Taylor Swift
10. Rhett Akins
11. Randy Montana
12. Zach Crowell
13. Shane McAnally
14. Nicolle Galyon
15. Ernest Keith Smith
16. Chris Stapleton
17. Josh Thompson
18. Eric Church
19. Brinley Addington
20. Jerry’s Flowers
21. Martin Johnson
22. Tyler Hubbard
23. Ross Copperman
24. Drew Parker
25. Robert Williford
26. Jordan Davis
27. Thomas Rhett
28. Chris Young
29. Ben Johnson
30. Cary Barlowe
31. She the king
32. Josh Jenkins
33. Morgan Wallen
34. Niko Moon
35. Miranda Lambert
36. Tully Kennedy, Kurt Allison
37. Luke Dick
38. Matt Rogers
39. Paul DiGiovanni
40. Hillary Lindsey
41. Mike Henderson
42. Nathalie Hemby
43. Chase McGill
44. Mark Holman
45. Brett James, Adam James, Kat Higgins
46. ​​Ryan Hurd
47. Lainey Wilson, Jason Nix
48. Ryan Vojtesak
49. Carly Pearce
50. Dan Smyers
51. Gabby Barrett, Zachary Kale
52. Brian Davis
53. Lee Brice, Billy Montana
54. Jeremy Stover
55. Parker McCollum
56. Chris Loocke
57. Chris DuBois
58. Block Priscilla, Sarah Jones, Emily Kroll
59. Kane Brown
60. Jordan Reynolds
61. Jon Nite
62. Matt Alderman
63. Luc Laird
64. Monty Criswell
65. Jimmie Allen, Ash Bowers
66. Aaron Eshuis
67. Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers
68. Jon Pardi
69. Zac Brown, Ben Simonetti
70. Casey Beathard
71. Andy Albert
72. Joey Hyde
73. Neil Medley, Benjy Davis
74. Walker Hayes
75. Brett Tyler
76. Dylan Scott, Dallas Wilson
77. Elvie Shane, Nick Columbia, Lee Starr, Russell Sutton
78. Jameson Rodgers
79. Shay Mooney
80. Russell Dickerson, Casey Brown
81. Sam Hunt, Chris LaCorte
82. Dan Isbell
83. Cameron Bartolini, Shane Stevens
84. Jim McCormick, Emily Landis
85. Alysa Vanderheym
86. John Morgan, Lydia Vaughan
87. Brett Young
88. Chase Rice, Cale Dodds
89. Matt Jenkins
90. Parker Welling
91. Justin Ebach
92. Will Weatherly
93. Jordan M. Schmidt
94. Ryan Lewis, Tayla Parx
95. Arts of Tenille
96. Kelsea Ballerina
97. Matt Thomas
98. Charles Kelley
99. Dustin Lynch
100. Dallas Davidson

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