The Numbers Are In for Texas Country in 2014

texas-flagSome enterprising and independently-minded country music fans dream of a day when an entire industry of country music can be set up completely divested from Nashville and offer more diversity and opportunity for worthy artists. Meanwhile in Texas, they’ve already done that very thing, with their own radio stations, radio charts, festivals, venues, touring circuits, and awards.

A couple of the mainstays of Texas music in retailer Lone Star Music and the radio resource Texas Music Chart have just released their 2014 tabulations, and they give a good glimpse into what Texas music fans in Texas and beyond are listening to.

Lone Star Music has tabulated the top albums of 2014 in regards to sales in their webstore and in their brick & mortar store in San Marcos, TX beginning on December 1st of last year. Meanwhile the Texas Music Chart has released the numbers for the amount of spins the top songs in Texas music received from participating stations. Also interesting about the Texas Music Chart in 2014 is Sunny Sweeny’s song “Bad Girl Phase” became the first single from a female to top the chart in its history.

Lone Star Music’s Top Selling Albums

  1.  lone-star-musicStoney LaRue – Aviator
  2. Wade Bowen – Wade Bowen
  3. Chris Gougler – Chris Gougler EP
  4. Whiskey Myers – Early Morning Shakes
  5.  Midnight River Choir – Fresh Air
  6.  Randy Rogers Band – Homemade Tamales: Live At Floores
  7.  Micky & The Motorcars – Hearts From Above
  8.  Cody Johnson Band – Cowboy Like Me
  9.  Adam Hood – Welcome To The Big World
  10.  Jason Eady – Daylight & Dark
  11.  Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
  12.  Brian Keane – Coming Home
  13.  Cody Canada – Some Old, Some New, Maybe A Cover Or Two
  14.  Kevin Fowler – How Country Are Ya?
  15.  William Clark Green – Rose Queen
  16.  Radney Foster – Everything At Once
  17.  Curtis Grimes – Our Side Of The Fence
  18.  Eli Young Band – 10,000 Towns
  19.  Dirty River Boys – Dirty River Boys
  20.  Parker Millsap – Parker Millsap
  21.  Roger Creager – Road Show
  22.  Josh Grider – Luck & Desire
  23.  Aaron Einhouse – Blue Collar Troubadour
  24.  Turnpike Troubadours – Goodbye Normal Street
  25.  Jeremy Steding – My Own American Dream
  26.  Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros – Wildcat Pie & The Great Walapateya
  27.  Sean McConnell – The B Side Session
  28.  Turnpike Troubadours – Diamonds & Gasoline
  29.  Hard Working Americans – Hard Working Americans
  30.  John Fullbright – Songs
  31.  Reckless Kelly – Long Night Moon
  32.  Sam Riggs & The Night People – Outrun The Sun
  33.  Rich O’Toole – Jaded
  34.  Jason Isbell – Southeastern
  35.  Jackson Taylor & The Sinners – Live At Billy Bob’s {CD/DVD Combo}
  36.  Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis – Our Year
  37.  Mark McKinney – Standing My Ground
  38. Bigsbys – Good Will Suitcase
  39.  Kelley Mickwee – You Used To Live Here
  40.  Texas Renegade – Surviving The Flood
  41.  Jason Boland & The Stragglers – Dark & Dirty Mile
  42.  Jason Eady – AM Country Heaven
  43.  Thieving Birds – Gold Coast
  44.  Billy Joe Shaver – Long In The Tooth
  45.  Uncle Lucius – And You Are Me
  46.  Rodney Crowell – Tarpaper Sky
  47.  Robert Ellis – Lights From The Chemical Plant
  48.  Charlie Robison – High Life
  49.  Sean McConnell – Midland
  50.  Zane Williams – Overnight Success
  51.  Randy Rogers Band – Trouble
  52.  Mike Ryan – Bad Reputation
  53.  Drive By Truckers – English Oceans
  54.  Sturgill Simpson – High Top Mountain
  55.  Sunny Sweeney – Provoked

****See More of the Top Selling Albums from Lone Star Music****


Texas Music Chart’s Top Songs of 2014

(spins, song, artist)

  1.   21289    If Money Didn’t Matter                    Granger Smith
  2.   21181    Dancing All Around It                      Mike Ryan
  3.   21041    Hanging Around                              William Clark Green
  4.   20640    Panhandle Poorboy                        Kevin Fowler
  5.   19832    Trying To Write A Love Song          Adam Hood
  6.   19800    35 Runs Both Ways                          Cameran Nelson
  7.   19132    If I Go, I’m Going                             Bart Crow
  8.   19109    Bad Girl Phase                                Sunny Sweeney
  9.   18891    Every Step of the Way                     Reckless Kelly
  10.   18814    Angola’s Lament                              Sam Riggs
  11.   18409    Ghost Town                                      John Slaughter
  12.   18396    Lucky I Guess                                   Jason Boland & the Stragglers
  13.   17910    Lonely Bones                                   Mark McKinney
  14.   17821    Bar Lights                                         Brian Keane
  15.   17472    Love Song                                        Kevin Fowler
  16.   17223    You Can’t Go Home                          Brian Keane
  17.   16916    Golden Shackles                              Stoney LaRue
  18.   16902    Me & My Kind                                   Cody Johnson
  19.   16438    Hearts From Above                           Micky & the Motorcars
  20.   16286    Flying                                               Green River Ordinance
  21.   16204    Hands of a Workin’ Man                    Zane Williams
  22.   16140    Dogwood                                          Whiskey Myers
  23.   15998    Lovin’ Out of Control                         Casey Donahew Band
  24.   15863    One Night Taco Stand                      Josh Grider
  25.   15733    One Night Too Long                         Deryl Dodd
  26.   15597    Long Distance Relationship              Kyle Park
  27.   15111    Shotgun                                            Cameran Nelson
  28.   15109    Love in the First Degree                   Wade Bowen/Brandy Clark
  29.   15047    Falling Down                                    TJ Broscoff
  30.   14965    Got A Bad Feeling                            Mario Flores
  31.   14887    OK Whiskey                                      Jason Eady
  32.   14839    White Van                                         Josh Grider
  33.   14790    Girls From Texas                               Pat Green/Lyle Lovett
  34.   14709    When I Woke Up Today                     Wade Bowen
  35.   14651    Hard Whiskey                                    Josh Ward
  36.   14627    Little Too Late                                   Zane Williams
  37.   14586    Satellite                                             Randy Rogers Band
  38.   14424    Hold On and Let Go                         Sam Riggs
  39.   14387    River Song                                         Roger Creager
  40.   14177    Horseshoes & Hand Grenades            John Slaughter
  41.   13383    Hangin’ Around                                  Josh Abbott Band
  42.   13340    Leave                                                Brandon Rhyder
  43.   13225    July in Cheyenne                               Aaron Watson
  44.   12788    More Crown Than Coke                     Ray Johnston Band
  45.   12264    Table for Two                                    Clayton Gardner
  46.   12118    I’ll Have Another                                Jamie Richards
  47.   12107    What Are You Doin’ Right Now         Jon Wolfe
  48.   12098    Drivin’ You Outta My Mind                 LiveWire
  49.   12097    Abilene                                             Matt Kimbrow
  50.   11773    Too Good To Call                              Rich O’Toole

****See More Top Songs from the Texas Music Chart****