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Zach Bryan Rules Eight Songwriter & Producer Charts – Billboard

Written by on 09/09/2023

Zach Bryan has had a massive week on Billboard’s charts (dated Sept. 9), thanks to the arrival of his new self-titled LP.

Zach Bryan launches atop the Billboard 200, Top Country Albums, Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts with 200,000 equivalent album units earned Aug 25-31, according to Luminate.

Concurrently, the collection’s “I Remember Everything,” featuring Kacey Musgraves, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Rock Songs – becoming the first track ever to top all those tallies.



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All 16 songs from the set storm the Hot 100, and genre-specific charts for country and rock/alternative, helping Bryan hit No. 1 on four songwriter charts and four producer charts.

Here’s a recap of all the songwriter and producer charts on which Bryan is No. 1:

Hot 100 Songwriters (1st week at No. 1)
Hot 100 Producers (1st week at No. 1)
Country Songwriters (39th week at No. 1)
Country Producers (1st week at No. 1)
Rock & Alternative Songwriters (49th week at No. 1)
Rock & Alternative Producers (1st week at No. 1)
Rock Songwriters (49th week at No. 1)
Rock Producers (1st week at No. 1)

Further, here is a recap of Bryan’s entries on the latest Hot 100:

No. 1, “I Remember Everything,” feat. Kacey Musgraves
No. 14, “Hey Driver,” feat. The War and Treaty
No. 17, “Spotless,” feat. The Lumineers
No. 18, “East Side of Sorrow”
No. 20, “Tourniquet”
No. 22, “Overtime”
No. 23, “Summertime’s Close”
No. 24, “Fear and Friday’s”
No. 29, “Ticking”
No. 31, “El Dorado”
No. 37, “Holy Roller,” feat. Sierra Ferrell
No. 38, “Smaller Acts”
No. 39, “Fear and Friday’s (Poem)”
No. 41, “Jake’s Piano – Long Island”
No. 44, “Tradesman”
No. 47, “Oklahoman Son”
No. 76, “Dawns,” feat. Maggie Rogers (holds in place; peaked at No. 42 in February)
No. 88, “Oklahoma Smoke Show” (down from its No. 81 peak)

Bryan is the sole credited producer on all 16 songs on the new album (as well as “Dawns,” not on the set). He’s also the only credited songwriter on 14 songs on the LP (as well as “Oklahoma Smoke Show,” likewise not on the album). The only track above on which he is not billed as a producer is “Oklahoma Smoke Show,” which is credited to Eddie Spears.

Bryan is listed as a co-writer on “I Remember Everything” (with Musgraves), “Spotless” (with The Lumineers’ Wesley Keith Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites) and “Dawns” (with Rogers).

Bryan is just the third person to simultaneously top the Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts this year, after Taylor Swift (among eight total weeks leading the lists together) and Travis Scott.

Billboard launched the Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts, as well as genre-specific rankings for country, rock & alternative, R&B/hip-hop, R&B, rap, Latin, Christian, gospel and dance/electronic, in June 2019, while alternative and hard rock joined in 2020, along with seasonal holiday rankings in 2022. The charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot 100. The genre-based songwriter and producer charts follow the same methodology based on corresponding “Hot”-named genre charts. As with Billboard’s yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).

The full Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts and full genre rankings can be found on

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