Billboard Releases List of 2011 Country Music Chart Toppers!
Billboard has released a year end summary of the 2011 country music chart toppers, and you can find the complete list below. After all the awards she has won this award season and the success of her Speak Now world tour, its not really surprising to see Taylor Swift at the top of the list. Happily, while they may have disappointed on their nomination to actual award win ratio, Zac Brown Band are sitting at number 4 on the list which proves that award or no award, they are one successful group! Newlyweds Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert both claim spots in the top 15 which follows the winning trend both have been on all year long. The only person I am surprised to see on this list is Scotty McCreery since he has only technically been a country artist for about 5 months. However, the rankings are based on album sales, airplay, track download sales, touring revenue, ringtone sales, etc. So, if the numbers back him up, I guess that’s all there is to it.
Are you surprised to see any of these folks on this list? Is anyone missing? Let us know, and comment below.
Billboard’s Top Country Artists Chart
1-Taylor Swift, Big Machine
2-Jason Aldean, Broken Bow
3-Lady Antebellum, Capitol Nashville
4-Zac Brown Band, Southern Ground/Roar/Bigger Picture/Atlantic
5-Blake Shelton, Warner Bros.
6-The Band Perry, Republic Nashville
7-Rascal Flatts, Big Machine
8-Kenny Chesney, BNA
9-Brad Paisley, Arista Nashville
10-Luke Bryan, Capitol Nashville
11-Keith Urban, Capitol Nashville
12-Miranda Lambert, RCA
14-Eric Church, EMI Nashville
15-Scotty McCreery, 19/Interscope/Mercury