Voting Preview Part 1: Who’s Retired (Voting That Creates the 2/9-2/15/20 Chart)

Disclaimer: This is not the voting, just information for you to read about the upcoming voting if you choose.

The main purpose of this post is to announce what songs met the requirements for retirement because of the previous voting.  To be retired from the voting means that the song has been removed from the voting and will no longer appear on the chart.  

There are three categories for the ways a song can be retired:

  1. By percentage of the vote (does not apply to Level 10, promoted songs, and the Top 5 on each poll).
  2. Met certain conditions while on the Level 10 Poll
  3. Just spent its 30th week on the chart (the current time limit)

Retirement Category #1: Songs Who Missed Their Percentage:
The following songs did not get the percent of the votes needed; the “% Difference” column shows how short the songs were of their needed percentage:

ArtistSong% Difference
“Covered Bridges”Kitchen Dwellers-0.05
“There’s Another Baby Waiting for Me Down the Line”Band of Ruhks-0.05
“Carolina Stars”Aaron Pax Taylor-0.05
“Mountain Heartache”Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper ft. Dan Tyminski & Jerry Douglas-0.05
“Gone”Louisa Branscomb ft. Dale Ann Bradley-0.05
“If You’re Gonna Love Someone”The Infamous Stringdusters-0.05
“Hard to Keep a Good Man Down”John Wayne Schulz-0.05
“How Long”Rick Faris-0.05
“Whatcha Drinkin’ About”Stephanie Quayle-0.05
“Forever Home”Jon Spear-0.05
“Buzz On”Me and Mae-0.05
“Emma”Claybank-0.05
“These Days”Fanny Lumsden-0.05
“The 15th of October”Volume Five-0.05
“Hollow Heart”Billy Strings-0.05
“Sassafras”Jason Barie-0.05
“Gonna Move”Backline-0.05
“The End of the World”Mandy Barnett-0.05
“Daddy Was a Boxer”Brendan Dugan-0.05
“Three Sons”Aleyce Simmonds & John Williamson-0.05
“If the Kansas River Can”Rick Faris-0.06
“This Morning It Was Too Late”Eleven Hundred Springs-0.06
“Novocain”Jessica Meuse-0.07
“Steel Rail Blues”The Seldom Scene-1.04
“Any Highway”Songs From the Road Band-1.05
“As If We Won’t”JoJo Mason-1.05
“Alright”Stephen Martines-1.05
“Shadows”Kitchen Dwellers-1.05
“The Little Things”Shawn Austin-1.05
“To Get to You”Gord Bamford ft. Jess Moskaluke-1.05
“Turning up the Dial”Hayley Jensen-1.05
“Thirsty Weather”R.T. Johnson-1.05
“Take Two”The Daybreakers-1.05
“Hate Myself”Kendall Beard-1.05
“Widow Mae”Po’ Ramblin’ Boys-1.05
“Bailey’s Ridge”Nothin’ Fancy-1.05
“Neon Side of Town”Season Ammons-1.05
“Bitumen Cowboys”Rory Ellis-1.05
“Time”Dede Wyland-1.05
“God You Don’t Need”Old Salt Union-1.05
“Untold Stories”Gena Britt-1.05
“Last of the Riverboats”Brendan Smoother & The Bobkatz-1.05
“Five Star Dive Bar”James LeBlanc & The Winchesters-1.05
“Crawdaddy Served Cold”The Dead South-1.05
“Two Left Shoes”Jason Barie-1.05
“Running”Billy Strings-1.05
“Memories That We Shared”Sideline-1.05
“How Far Would I Fall”Mickey Lamantia with Melonie Cannon-1.05
“Don’t Know Why”Audie Blaylock and Redline-1.05
“Southern Christmas Stars”Treehouse Music & Aly Cook-1.05
“Paradise”Chris Williams-1.05
“Blackbird in the Rain”Louisa Branscomb-1.05
“Ripple”Dale Ann Bradley-1.05
“Bump”Cash Campbell-1.06
“Alive Right Now”Brad Paisley ft. Addie Pratt-1.07
“Do That”Gina Jeffreys-1.08
“Memphis T-Shirt”Melanie Dyer-1.08
“Origins”Angus Gill-1.09
“Two Hearts on the Borderline”Larry Stephenson Band-1.09
“Escape”Kalie Shorr-1.09
“I’ll Never Find Another You”Donna Ulisse-1.09
“Music and Wine”Harry Luge-2.05
“Watching You Be You”Danny Ray Harris-2.05
“Just Havin’ One”Matt Farris-2.05
“Leave Her Wild”Charlie Shafter-2.07
“Done”Chris Janson-2.08
“All the Way to the Bottom”Volume Five-2.10
“Who Needs You”The Grascals-3.05
“Single Down in San Antone”Jimmy Bowen-4.06
“The Damage Is Done”AJ Johnston-5.05
“Waitin’ on Sunshine”The Band Steele-6.09
“Hell Right”Blake Shelton ft. Trace Adkins-6.10
“Kinfolks”Sam Hunt-6.10

Retirement Category #2: Level 10
Each week, there are certain conditions songs have to avoid while on the Level 10 Poll in order to remain in the voting.  Here are the conditions:

  1. Last Place (unless the song is the “safe” song)
  2. The reigning #1 song finishes lower than 3rd on the Level 10 Poll
  3. Any song in the voting for 21 or more weeks has to finish 4th or higher.

Last: “Diamonds” by Mikayla Lane

Current #1: The reigning #1 song was “Five Foot Feisty” by Kevin Forrest Clark; it easily won the Level 10 Poll this week and therefore remains on the chart another week.

21+ Weeks: No songs have been on the chart long enough to be considered to be retired this way.

NOTE: Any song in their first week on Level 10 is safe from retirement UNLESS it is its 30th week in the voting.

Retirement Category #3: Timed Out
The songs listed here are being retired from the voting either because the artist has requested the song to be retired or the song has now spent 30 weeks on the chart, which is the most a song is permitted to be in the voting.

No songs this week

Voting Info
The voting that will create the 2/9-2/15/20 Edition Fan Voted Chart will run from 7pm Eastern US Time on Tuesday, 2/4 until 7pm Eastern US Time on Thursday, 2/6 (this would be from 9am in Canberra on Wednesday, 2/5 until 9am in Canberra on Friday, 2/7 for my Australian voters).  The 2/9-2/15/20 Edition Fan Voted Chart will be announced on Saturday, 2/8 at 7pm Eastern time (that would be Sunday, 2/9 at 9am in Canberra for my Australia voters).

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