This week in country music: 2016 H.O.L.Y.

Updated: Jul. 18, 2018 at 7:45 AM CDT
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(KFVS) - How about some country tunes to wake you up on this 19th day of July.

This morning we head back to recent past and see what songs were at the top of Billboard Magazine's Country chart during the summer of 2016.

Two short years ago, Luke Bryan was at number five and  getting a lot of airtime with his hit Huntin', Fishin' & Lovin' Every Day.  The song is about a rural lifestyle in Bryan's home state of Georgia.

Keith Urban was in the number four position with Wasted Time.  Urban performed the song on his final appearance as a judge on American Idol.  During that performance, Urban played something called the "ganjocaster", a combination between a banjo and electric guitar

Checking in at number three was Jason Aldean with Lights Come On.  Among the writers of this country rocker are Florida Georgia Line members Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley.

In the number two spot was Carrie Underwood with Church Bells.   The song is about a young woman who marries a rich man,  who later finds herself in an abusive marriage.  The marriage and relationship ends when the woman poisons her husband's drink.

We mentioned Florida Georgia Line a second a go.  The duo had the number one song this week in '16.  In it's second week of release H.O.L.Y. jumped all the way from 39 to number one. It stayed in the top spot for an amazing 18 consecutive weeks. No surprise that Billboard named it the number one song of 2016.   H.O.L.Y.  was also Florida Georgia Line's sixth chart topping single.

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