Number One Hits Penned by Ashley Gorley

Arguably one of the most successful songwriters of his time, Ashley Gorley has written 55 No. 1 country hits to date, penning songs for country stars such as Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, and Brad Paisley. Additionally, Gorley has been named the ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year seven times, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year four times, NSAI Songwriter of the Year three times, and has earned several ACM Songwriter of the Year and GRAMMY nominations. We picked 10 of our favorite hits to share with you.


1. "American Saturday Night"by Brad Paisley (2009)


2."Play It Again"by Luke Bryan (2013)


3. “Young and Crazy” by Frankie Ballard (2014)


4. “Don’t It” by Billy Currington (2014)


5. “Heartbeat” by Carrie Underwood (2015)


6. "Dirt On My Boots" by Jon Pardi (2016)


7. “One Big Country Song” by LOCASH (2019)


8. “What’s Your Country Song” by Thomas Rhett (2020)


9. “hole in the bottle” by Kelsea Ballerini (2020)


10. “Hard To Forget” by Sam Hunt (2020)


And here is a list of the remaining 45 hits for you to explore more of Gorley’s lyric expertise.

“Black," “Living” - Dierks Bentley

"A Guy With A Girl" - Blake Shelton

"American Country Love Song" - Jake Owen

"T-Shirt," “Unforgettable,” “Marry Me,” “Life Changes,” Remember You Young” - Thomas Rhett

"You Should Be Here," "Middle of a Memory" - Cole Swindell

"Good Girl," "All-American Girl," "Don't Forget to Remember Me," "Dirty Laundry" - Carrie Underwood

"I See You," "Kick the Dust Up," "That's My Kind of Night," "Crash My Party," “What Makes You Country” - Luke Bryan

"Nothin' Like You"- Dan + Shay

"Do I Make You Wanna," "Hey Girl" - Billy Currington

"Rewind" - Rascal Flatts

"Don't Ya" - Brett Eldredge

"Just Gettin' Started," "Tonight Looks Good on You" - Jason Aldean

"Aw Naw" - Chris Young

"Yeah" - Joe Nichols

"Runnin' Outta Moonlight" - Randy Houser

"Today," "Then,""Start a Band"- Brad Paisley

"It Won't Be Like This For Long" - Darius Rucker

"You're Gonna Miss This" - Trace Adkins

“Fix a Drink,” “Good Vibes” - Chris Janson

“Eyes On You” - Chase Rice

“Love Ain’t” - Eli Young Band

“Rumor” - Lee Brice

“I Don’t Know About You” - Chris Lane

“Ridin’ Roads” - Dustin Lynch

“Catch” - Brett Young

“One Of Them Girls”- Lee Brice

“All My Favorite Songs” - Weezer (Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay #1)


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