Eric Church Tops List of Artists Most Played on Jukeboxes in 2015
TouchTunes has released its lists of the top artists and songs played on jukeboxes in the last year, and it doesn't feature a ton of surprises -- but it does feature a lot of country artists.
Eric Church, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Jason Aldean and more country acts appear on both the most-played artists and most-played songs lists, proving that country music is what people want to hear most while out enjoying a drink with their friends.
Church was the most-played artist of the year, moving up from his third-place spot in 2014; Aldean came in at No. 3, one spot up from last year's fourth-place finish. Both singers also make appearances on the most-played songs chart, with Aldean's “Burnin’ It Down” at No. 6 and Church taking the No. 5 and No. 8 spots with “Like a Wrecking Ball” and “Smoke a Little Smoke," respectively.
“Music industry ‘experts’ have a multitude of metrics to tell you if a song is working or not, but there’s one way to truly know,” Church says. “If a person wants to hear your song on a jukebox while they’re kicking back at their favorite bar, you've got something. [I'm] proud to have been the soundtrack to a lot of late nights.”
Luke Bryan, who was the No. 1 most-played artist last year, dropped a few places to be the fourth most-played artist of 2015. Other often-played artists include Lynyrd Skynyrd at No. 6, Cash at No. 8, George Strait at No. 9 and Brooks at No. 10. Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" was the second-most played song in 2015, followed by Little Big Town's "Girl Crush." Brantley Gilbert's "Bottoms Up" also appears on the list at No. 7.
The full 2015 lists, including state-by-state and genre chart breakdowns, can be found at TouchTunes.com.
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