Billboard’s Top 100 Artists of 2020 Include Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Kane Brown, Maren Morris & More

Billboard’s Top 100 Artists of 2020 Include Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Kane Brown, Maren Morris & More

Billboard revealed its all-genre Top 100 Artists of 2020—and the country music industry is represented with more than a dozen artists/acts.

Luke Combs (No. 13), Morgan Wallen (No. 24), Kane Brown (No. 31), Maren Morris (No. 34) and Gabby Barret (No. 43) tallied Top 50 rankings.

The list ranks the best-performing overall acts of the year based on activity on the Billboard 200 albums tally, the Billboard Hot 100 songs list, as well as Billboard Boxscore (touring) and the Social 50 chart for the 2020 tracking period (Nov. 23, 2019, through Nov. 14, 2020).

Post Malone (No. 1), The Weeknd (No. 2), Roddy Ricch (No. 3), DaBaby (No. 4) and Drake (No. 5) secured the Top 5 spots on the list.

Check out the country music artists represented on Billboard‘s Top 100 Artists of 2020.

  • No. 13: Luke Combs
  • No. 24: Morgan Wallen
  • No. 31: Kane Brown
  • No. 34: Maren Morris
  • No. 43: Gabby Barrett
  • No. 51: Jason Aldean
  • No. 53: Blake Shelton
  • No. 58: Dan + Shay
  • No. 60: Sam Hunt
  • No. 73: Old Dominion
  • No. 74: Luke Bryan
  • No. 77: Thomas Rhett
  • No. 84: Lee Brice
  • No. 91: Jon Pardi
  • No. 92: Miranda Lambert
  • No. 93: Chris Stapleton
  • No. 99: Kenny Chesney
  • No. 100: Maddie & Tae

photo by Tammie Arroyo,

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson