American Country Countdown

​Top 40 singles for the weekend of January 11-12, 2020

    L/W        Artist                                                         Title
1     2 Dustin Lynch                                          Ridin’ Roads

2     1 Luke Combs                                           Even Though I’m Leaving

3     4 Lady Antebellum                                   What If I Never Get Over You

4     3 Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber                10,000 Hours

5     7 Jon Pardi                                                Heartache Medication

6     6 Thomas Rhett                                        Remember You Young

7     5 Old Dominion                                        One Man Band

8     8 Maren Morris                                        The Bones

9     9 Sam Hunt                                               Kinfolks

10  10 Jimmie Allen                                         Make Me Want To

11  11 Kane Brown                                          Homesick

12  12 Jason Aldean                                        We Back

13  13 Luke Bryan                                           What She Wants Tonight

14  15 Jordan Davis                                         Slow Dance In A Parking Lot

15  14 Garth Brooks feat Blake Shelton          Dive Bar

16  17 Brett Young                                          Catch

17  16 Ingrid Andress                                      More Hearts Than Mine

18  18 Jake Owen                                            Homemade

19  19 Kelsea Ballerini                                    homecoming queen?

20  20 Riley Green                                           I Wish Grandpas Never Died

21  21 Carly Pearce & Lee Brice                      I Hope You’re Happy Now

22  23 Travis Denning                                     After A Few

23  22 Ryan Hurd                                            To A T

24  25 Gabby Barrett                                      I Hope

25  26 Scotty McCreery                                  In Between

26  28 Morgan Wallen                                    Chasin’ You

27  27 Eric Church                                           Monsters

28  29 LOCASH                                                One Big Country Song

29  32 Michael Ray                                          Her World Or Mine

30  30 Florida Georgia Line                             Blessings

               Clare Bowen (TV’s Nashville)     Birmingham Symphony Hall     
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The Kitchen Garden Café: Diary Dates –

The Kitchen Garden café based in Kings heath… Is the haven for the best acoustic music that specialise around Country and Folk.  Hosting performances from many talented singers and songwriters and there are many exciting events throughout August with tickets available at the café or online at


Look out for more Artists at the Kitchen Garden Cafe in 2020

Friday 17th January – Chase Rice is taking to the 02 stage for his ‘Pint Of Anything Tour’ including many of his hits and hopefully some new ones.

Saturday 1st February – Brett Eldredge is to perform and to support Eldredge is Lauren Jenkins.

Sunday 10th May – Brothers Osborne are coming to the 02 with their very own country rock form of sound that has seen them nominated for many winning awards.

Thursday 14th May – Keith Urban is back for the first UK tour in over 12 years!!

Country 2 Country Festival is returning in 2020… on the weekend of March 13th-15th.  This will be held in London, Dublin and Glasgow.
Tickets have been released and are available. The weekend headliners and a variety of major country artists have been announced.

Friday Acts: Abby Anderson / Eric Paslay / Tenille Townes – The Cadillac Three / Charles Esten. Headlining Eric Church!

Saturday Acts: Old Dominion / Old Crow Medicine Show / Runaway June.  Headlining Darius Rucker!

Sunday Acts: Brett Young / Tanya Tucker / Jordan Davis. Headlining Luke Combs!

That’s all for this week, all these dates will be posted on our BHBN New Country page, that’s on So, go get your tickets and enjoy the best country acts!



The CMA awards was a brilliant and very talented outcome this year! Having many country talents attending, and many were up for nominations. The country performances throughout the awards were absolutely outstanding, definitely proving the worthy awards.

Entertainer of the year was awarded to the classic Garth Brooks, Brooks being very honoured for the award also expressed “Luke Combs for you next year Hoss”. However, Luke Combs received two awards from the CMA, proudly accepted Male Vocalist of the year also Best Song with his popular hit and previously in the Country charts; Beautiful Crazy. Written by Luke Combs himself along with Wyatt Durrette and Robert Williford, who are acknowledged for their lyrical lines.

Ashley McBryde was honoured to received New Artist of the year! With having many push backs in her career and being disheartened by other’s opinions, this surely was a well-deserved country award.

Maren Morris released her album ‘Girl’ March 2019, with which included her very powerful country hit ‘Girl’ along with many other beautifully written country songs including ‘The Bones’ as well as ‘All my favourite people” which features Brothers Osbourne. A well awarded album of the year!
Blake Shelton received the award for Single of the year with his catchy chart hit ‘Gods Country’! Blake took too the stage during the CMA to deliver an incredible performance of his winning single of the year.

Old Dominion were nominated for both New Artist and Vocal Group of the year and with those nominations the talented songwriters within catchy country group were proudly awarded Vocal Group. Having recently released their self-titled ‘Old Dominion’ which includes their popular tracks such as ‘Make it Sweet’ and their current chart hit ‘One Man Band’.

Vocal duo of the year was awarded to the sweetest Country duo… Dan + Shay. Both from Nashville, Tennessee but become global and currently featuring in the Latest Charts with their latest single ‘10,000 hours’ which also features Pop artist Justin Bieber.

Kacey Musgraves just like Luke Combs was awarded with two well-deserved nominations. Kacey’s beautiful vocals won her Female Vocalist of the year as well as receiving Best Music Video with her sentimental single ‘Rainbow’ from the album ‘Golden Hour’ released March 2018.

‘Old Town Road’ has become a well-known Country hit, having been included in many of the charts, including the latest charts as well as the Country charts. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus won Musical Event of the year with their very popular and very catchy country song ‘Old Town Road’.

And finally for the 53rd annual County Music Association Awards, country icon Kris Kristofferson was proudly award with the Lifetime Achievement award.

Kira Hughes