1/28/18 Edition Voting Results, Removed Songs: 21 Songs Qualify From Their Percentage of Votes, 4 Songs to Be Retired

The main purpose of this post is to announce what songs met the requirements for removal (based on percentage of votes) from the voting during the recent 1/28/18 Fan Voted Chart Voting and therefore will no longer be in the voting (with one exception).  These songs will still be on the next chart we vote for (the 2/4/18 edition), losing at least 10% of their previous points total (a minimum of 5 Points).  Each song will then be removed before the next chart is created (the 2/11/18 edition).

The exception: each week, the song(s) that miss their required percent of votes by the smallest amount is (are) saved from removal.

Qualifying Songs:
The following songs did not get the percent of the votes needed; the bolded song(s) was/were saved (see paragraph above).

Artist Song % Difference
Presley & Taylor ft. Pam Tillis “Heart Over Mind” -0.01
Cort Carpenter “Again” -0.33
Michael Tyler “Hey Mama” -0.33
Steve Earle & The Dukes “News From Colorado” -0.46
Tony Cook “That’s Country” -0.46
Emma Jene “Fakin’ It Just Makin’ It” -0.80
Shenandoah “Noise” -1.28
Maren Morris ft. Vince Gill “Dear Hate” -1.67
Will Carter “That Kiss” -1.67
Kaitlyn Alyse “Hit the Road” -2.59
Josh Ward “You Don’t Have to Be Lonely” -2.74
Isaac Jacob Band “Not Easy” -3.26
Conway Twitty “Crazy Arms” -3.42
Ronnie Dunn “That’s Why They Make Jack Daniels” -3.52
Josh Grider “Good People” -4.05
Jake McVey “Never Give Up” -4.20
Will Hoge “Young as We’ll Ever Be” -4.50
Aaron Copeland “Rain” -4.72
Destiny “Streets of Old Kilsyth” -5.38
Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers “Caroline” -6.25
Studeo “This Time” -6.64
Delta Rae “No Peace in Quiet” -6.64


Retired Songs:
The other reason for this post to announce what songs are being retired from the voting.  The songs listed here are being retired from the voting either because the artist has another song entering the voting next week or the artist has requested the song to be retired.

“Cocaine Cowboys” by Margo Price
“Ricochet” by Kristy Cox
“You’re the Reason Why” by Ben Ransom
“I Can Count on You” by Jennifer Mlott

Note: I maintain a “Waiting List” for when an artist has two songs nominated (only one can be in the voting at a time).  If an artist has a song on the Waiting List and a song on the chart, the song on the chart is retired from the voting if it does not make it to Level 2 after its 7th week on the chart (the 7th week was chosen because that’s the first week the song has to get votes to stay on the chart).  Most of the songs on the Waiting List are from the Roots Music source, but occasionally there will be songs from other sources as well.

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