Chris Stapleton Ruled the Jukebox in 2017

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Country music singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton can add another unique distinction to his list of honors this year--- he's the 'King of the Jukebox.' More here.

Country music phenom Chris Stapleton can add another accomplishment to his long list— he’s 2017’s king of America’s jukeboxes. TouchTunes, a company with digital jukeboxes in 65,000 bars and hotels across the United States, has revealed that the Kentucky native was the most played artist across all genres. Stapleton’s rendition of “Tennessee Whiskey” was especially popular with listeners and has been the #1 song on TouchTunes jukeboxes for over 80 weeks—  longer than any song in the company’s history.

Check out the rankings for this year below!

Top 10 Played Artists

1. Chris Stapleton
2. AC/DC
3. Eric Church
4. Lynyrd Skynyrd
5. Bruno Mars
6. The Rolling Stones
7. Luke Bryan
8. Eagles
9. Johnny Cash
10. George Strait

Top 10 Played Songs

1. “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton

2. “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban

3. “Body Like A Back Road” by Sam Hunt

4. “Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi

5. “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle 

6. “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks

7. “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran
8. “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars
9. “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen
10. “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

As you can see, the country music genre held its own this year while also displaying its versatility. Rising country music star Jon Pardi also earned the distinction of being the ‘Top Played Newcomer.’ Stapleton unseated fellow country star Eric Church, who ruled the jukebox in 2016 and 2015. Although Chris won’t be bringing home a huge trophy for scoring the number one slot on both lists, this honor has to be very meaningful to an artist since average people around the country made it happen!

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