To find the current top county music songs, visit the Hot Country Songs section of the Billboard website. Billboard magazine also publishes a weekly list of Hot Country Songs in the United States, which features the 50 most popular country music songs. Another source for the current top country music songs is the American Country Countdown radio program, previously based on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, now based on the Mediabase country chart rankings as of 2015.
Billboard ranks the top country music songs on the Hot Country Songs chart using streaming and digital sales data, in addition to airplay data from Nielsen BDS, while the Country Airplay chart uses airplay data only. The internationally syndicated American Country Countdown features the top 30 country songs from the previous week played in reverse order.
Billboard began to compile its list of popular country songs in the January 1944 issue, based on the most popular jukebox selections. As of December 2015, the song with the longest stay at number one in any Billboard country chart’s history is “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line, followed by “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift. At the time, Swift had the longest run at the top of the country chart since the 1960s.