2018 was a good year in the Texas, Red Dirt scene. Up-and-comers Dalton Domino (Corners) and John Baumann (Proving Grounds) displayed their songwriting prowess with a couple of breakthrough-projects from '17, that really turned a corner and gained ground for both in '18.

In February Wade Bowen released his first new, solo, collection of original songs in nearly four years -- Solid Ground was worth the wait. Lonesome as a Shadow helped nationally touring Charley Crockett establish a fan base here in his home state of Texas. BJ Barham of American Aquarium proved that it's okay when Things Change -- and that sometimes things change for the better. Mike and The Moonpies stepped into the spotlight with their honky-tonk infused country album, Steak Night at The Prairie Rose. Kacey Musgraves rode Golden Hour to four Grammy nominations. William Clark Green followed up the monster that was Ringling Road with Hebert Island, leaving fans more satisfied than Thanksgiving dinner. And Cody Jinks shocked them ignorant folks when Lifers debuted at No. 2, with over 24,000 units sold/streamed. It was his biggest debut to date, second that week only to Kenny Chesney's major label release Songs for the Saints (which includes John Baumann's Gulf Moon.) And this is just a taste of the great albums released this year.

With great albums come great radio singles, so let's get into it. This is Part 1 of our two part post of the 50 biggest songs at Radio Texas, LIVE! this year.

50. Whiskey Myers “Stone”

49. William Clark Green “Wrapped”

48. JB and the Moonshine Band “When it Rains I Pour”

47. Charley Crockett “Jamestown Ferry”

46. Stoney LaRue “You Oughta Know Me”

45. Koe Wetzel “Fuss and Fight”

44. Adam Hood and Brent Cobb “She Don’t Love Me”

43. Wade Bowen “Acuna”

42. Kevin Fowler “Beach Please”

41. Turnpike Troubadours “The Housefire”

40. Aaron Watson “Outta Style”

39. Kacey Musgraves “Space Cowboy”

38. Reckless Kelly “Moment in the Sun”

37. Curtis Grimes “Born to Die”

36. Flatland Cavalry “Honeywine”

35. Flatland Cavalry “Tall City Blues”

34. American Aquarium “Tough Folks”

33. Casey Donahew “That Got The Girl”

32. Whiskey Myers “Hank”

31. Jack Ingram “Why I Left Atlanta”

30. John Baumann “Here I Come”

29. Shooter Jennings “Do You Love Texas”

28. Josh Ward “All About Lovin’”

27. Kyle Park “Ain’t Nobody Hotter”

26. Randall King “Mirror Mirror”

25. Wade Bowen “Death, Dyin’, and Deviled Eggs”



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