List of Billboard number-one country songs of 2017

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A bearded man wearing a white t-shirt and a red baseball cap, singing into a microphone. A dark-skinned man holding a guitar is standing to the right.
Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" was top of the Hot Country Songs chart for a record-breaking 34 consecutive weeks.

In 2017, Billboard magazine published two main charts ranking the top-performing country music songs in the United States. The Hot Country Songs chart ranked songs based on digital downloads, streaming, and airplay not only from country stations but from stations of all formats, a methodology introduced in 2012.[1] The Country Airplay listing, which had been published for the first time in 2012, was based solely on country radio airplay, a methodology which had previously been used for several decades for Hot Country Songs.[1] In 2017, seven different songs topped the Hot Country Songs chart and 34 different songs topped Country Airplay in 52 issues of the magazine.

In the issue of Billboard dated February 25, singer Sam Hunt reached number one with the song "Body Like a Back Road", which would remain in the top spot through the issue dated October 14. In August the song broke the record for the most weeks spent at number one on the Hot Country Songs listing, surpassing the 24 weeks spent in the top spot by Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" in 2012 and 2013.[2] Hunt's song was finally knocked from the top of the chart in the issue dated October 21 by "What Ifs" by Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina. Two months later, "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line entered the Hot Country chart at number one, only the fourth time a song had debuted in the top position of the Hot Country Songs chart.[3] The song would go on to break Hunt's record the following summer when it spent a 35th consecutive week at number one.[4] On the Country Airplay chart, Dustin Lynch had the longest run at number one of 2017, spending four consecutive weeks at the top with "Small Town Boy". Lynch tied with Blake Shelton for the highest total number of weeks at number one on that chart, both artists spending five weeks in the top spot. Shelton took three different songs to number one, a feat also achieved by Thomas Rhett. No act achieved more than one chart-topper on the Hot Country Songs listing.

Ten acts gained their first country number ones in 2017. In April Lauren Alaina topped the airplay chart for the first time with "Road Less Traveled"[5] and subsequently guested on "What Ifs", which was the first chart-topper for Kane Brown,[6] reaching the top spot of both charts. Luke Combs topped the airplay chart in May with "Hurricane", his debut single,[7] and was immediately followed into the top spot by another debut chart-topper, Brett Young's "In Case You Didn't Know".[8] In July Backstreet Boys, a hugely successful pop act since the 1990s,[9] gained their first country number one when they collaborated with Florida Georgia Line on the song "God, Your Mama, and Me".[10] Two weeks later Maren Morris made her debut at number one thanks to her featured performance on Thomas Rhett's song "Craving You",[11] which was replaced in the top spot by "My Girl", the first number one for Dylan Scott.[12] In November Carly Pearce took her debut single "Every Little Thing" to number one,[13] and the following week the band Lanco gained its first chart-topper with "Greatest Love Story".[14] The final artist to reach number one for the first time in 2017 was Bebe Rexha. More closely associated with the pop music and R&B genres,[15] Rexha's collaboration with Florida Georgia Line was her first country hit.[16]

Chart history[edit]

Hot Country Songs[edit]

A young woman with long blonde hair, wearing a red dress, singing into a microphone
Bebe Rexha went straight into number one in December with "Meant to Be", a collaboration with Florida Georgia Line.
A bearded young man wearing a baseball cap and a dark shirt
"When It Rains It Pours" was a chart-topper for Luke Combs
Issue date Title Artist(s) Ref.
January 7 "Blue Ain't Your Color" Keith Urban [17]
January 14 [18]
January 21 [19]
January 28 [20]
February 4 [21]
February 11 "Better Man" Little Big Town [22]
February 18 [23]
February 25 "Body Like a Back Road" Sam Hunt [24]
March 4 [25]
March 11 [26]
March 18 [27]
March 25 [28]
April 1 [29]
April 8 [30]
April 15 [31]
April 22 [32]
April 29 [33]
May 6 [34]
May 13 [35]
May 20 [36]
May 27 [37]
June 3 [38]
June 10 [39]
June 17 [40]
June 24 [41]
July 1 [42]
July 8 [43]
July 15 [44]
July 22 [45]
July 29 [46]
August 5 [47]
August 12 [48]
August 19 [49]
August 26 [50]
September 2 [51]
September 9 [52]
September 16 [53]
September 23 [54]
September 30 [55]
October 7 [56]
October 14 [57]
October 21 "What Ifs" Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina [58]
October 28 [59]
November 4 [60]
November 11 [61]
November 18 [62]
November 25 "When It Rains It Pours" Luke Combs [63]
December 2 [64]
December 9 "Greatest Love Story" Lanco [65]
December 16 "Meant to Be" Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line [66]
December 23 [67]
December 30 [68]

Country Airplay[edit]

A young woman with long blonde hair wearing a black top and talking into a microphone
Carly Pearce gained her first chart-topper with "Every Little Thing".
A dark-haired and bearded man standing in a baseball stadium wearing a shirt with "Dodgers" printed on it
"My Girl" gave Dylan Scott his first number one.
Issue date Title Artist(s) Ref.
January 7 "Wanna Be That Song" Brett Eldredge [69]
January 14 "Blue Ain't Your Color" Keith Urban [70]
January 21 [71]
January 28 "A Guy with a Girl" Blake Shelton [72]
February 4 [73]
February 11 [74]
February 18 "Star of the Show" Thomas Rhett [75]
February 25 "Seein' Red" Dustin Lynch [76]
March 4 "Better Man" Little Big Town [77]
March 11 [78]
March 18 "Sober Saturday Night" Chris Young featuring Vince Gill [79]
March 25 "Dirt on My Boots" Jon Pardi [80]
April 1 [81]
April 8 [82]
April 15 "Fast" Luke Bryan [83]
April 22 "Road Less Traveled" Lauren Alaina [84]
April 29 "Any Ol' Barstool" Jason Aldean [85]
May 6 "Body Like a Back Road" Sam Hunt [86]
May 13 [87]
May 20 [88]
May 27 "Hurricane" Luke Combs [89]
June 3 [90]
June 10 "In Case You Didn't Know" Brett Young [91]
June 17 [92]
June 24 "If I Told You" Darius Rucker [93]
July 1 "How Not To" Dan + Shay [94]
July 8 "God, Your Mama, and Me" Florida Georgia Line featuring Backstreet Boys [95]
July 15 "Every Time I Hear That Song" Blake Shelton [96]
July 22 "Craving You" Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris [97]
July 29 "My Girl" Dylan Scott [98]
August 5 "Yours If You Want It" Rascal Flatts [99]
August 12 "Do I Make You Wanna" Billy Currington [100]
August 19 [101]
August 26 [102]
September 2 "Somebody Else Will" Justin Moore [103]
September 9 "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" Old Dominion [104]
September 16 "Small Town Boy" Dustin Lynch [105]
September 23 [106]
September 30 [107]
October 7 [108]
October 14 "All the Pretty Girls" Kenny Chesney [109]
October 21 [110]
October 28 "What Ifs" Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina [111]
November 4 "When It Rains It Pours" Luke Combs [112]
November 11 [113]
November 18 "Unforgettable" Thomas Rhett [114]
November 25 "Every Little Thing" Carly Pearce [115]
December 2 "Greatest Love Story" Lanco [116]
December 9 [117]
December 16 "Ask Me How I Know" Garth Brooks [118]
December 23 "Light It Up" Luke Bryan [119]
December 30 "I'll Name the Dogs" Blake Shelton [120]

See also[edit]

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