Chris Stapleton: Billboard's Top Country Artist

Chris Stapleton is Billboard's Top Country Artist for 2018 -- an honor he also took in 2016. He re-claimed the position after dropping to number-two last year behind Sam Hunt.

Here's the rest of the best of Billboard's Year End Charts

  • Country Airplay Artist of the Year - Thomas Rhett
  • Top Country Album of the Year - Luke Combs - This One's for You
  • Top Female Country Artist - Carrie Underwood
  • Top Duo or Group - Florida Georgia Line
  • Top Country Song - "Meant to Be" - Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha
  • Top New Country Artist - Jordan Davis
  • Number-one Country Airplay Song of 2018 - Kane Brown - "Heaven"

Kane Brown finished the year as the number-two Top Country Artist and the number-two Top Male Country Artist.

Billboard’s year-end music recaps are based on chart performance during the charts dated December 2nd, 2017 to November 17th, 2018.

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