FRIDAY DRIVE@FIVE TOP 5:  January 27, 2023

Well, here we go with a fresh new list of the five most liked songs of the week, to kick off the new year of 2023! All thanks to the requests from the listeners of Kissin’ 977. Keep them coming! 

Kickin’ things off as we head into the weekend is a former #1 here on the Friday Drive@Five Top 5. You can’t kick Zach Bryan off the top 5 just yet. I think he has spent more time on our local countdown than any other song in the past year or so with his hit song, Something in the Orange. This former member of the Navy has been writing songs since he was 14, so we know we’re gonna hear more from him.

As predicted, Bailey Zimmerman is back on the Friday Drive@Five Top 5 with new country called, Rock and a Hard Place. This is Zimmerman’s follow up to his song, Fall in Love, which was number one on the Friday Drive@Five Top 5 16 times! In fact, Fall in Love was voted by Kissin’ 977 listeners as their number one song of 2022. And we could see Zimmerman’s latest go to #1. We’ll see.

At number three this week, Lainey Wilson’s former #1 got bumped down again. Heart Like a Truck. Lainey is the latest country artist to have her music featured on the cult favorite show, Yellowstone. And not just one! We[re talking 6 songs! At least at the time I’m writing this. And we’ll be seeing her very soon at Watershed at The Gorge August 4-6th. Sooooo looking forward to that! 

Oh! And we’re not done with Lainey Wilson as she shows up again here at #2 with HARDY with their duet, wait in the truck. It would be cool to see her perform this one at Watershed with perhaps Ernest? Or maybe HARDY can show up as as special guest? Hummm. One can dream. And of course, coming in at number 1! We all saw this one coming! It was inevitable.The subject of Megan Moroney’s Tennessee Orange is at number five this week. That’s right. The song is about none other than Morgan Wallen. Story telling comes easy to Morgan Wallen…even if it’s not easy to write with such honestly but his real life. Thought You Should Know was written after all the craziness in his life in the past couple of years. And boy, although we are all going through different trials in our lives, even us average Joes and Janes can relate to his words.

Thank you again for all the requests coming into the Kissin’ Booth at 509.662.5976, text messages via our Kissin’ 977 app, Tweets @kissin977, and even with Facebook messages. We'll start from scratch and build a new list for you, for the next Friday Drive@Five Top 5.

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