Chart Rules and Procedures for Getting Your Song on the Chart

We launched our Texas Music Spotify Chart in March of 2016, in order to track the amount of streams current Texas Country, Southern Americana, and Red Dirt singles were getting on Spotify.

If you’d like to submit a song for consideration of our Texas Music Spotify Chart, please fill out the form below.

Our goal is stay focused on only songs that are considered to be in the Texas/Red Dirt scene, and therefore primarily consumed in the Texas and Oklahoma.  In order for songs to be considered for our chart they must meet the following requirements:

  • Over 1,000 total streams
  • The genre is comparable to the other songs found on our chart
  • It is primarily consumed in Texas or Oklahoma
    • We calculate this by looking at the Top 5 Places Where People Listen found under the About section on the artist’s Spotify profile page. The majority of streams should be coming from cities in Texas or Oklahoma. 
      • We add up all the amount of listeners coming from Texas and Oklahoma cities listeners in the Top 5 Places Where People Listen and divide it by the total amount of listeners in the Top 5 Places Where People Listen. We generally look for the number to be at least 65% (or about 2/3rds), but exceptions can be made for artists who have at least 51% in Texas or Oklahoma, with streams also coming from areas with “reporting stations” (New Mexico, Louisiana, etc…)
    • Songs that are on the Texas Regional Radio Report are automatically checked for our chart’s eligibility and added accordingly.
    • Songs not on either radio chart can be submitted to us, as long as it meets the above qualifications AND is currently being pushed as a single. In order for us to consider it a single we take the following in to consideration:
      • Is it being pushed as a single on the artist’s social media
      • Was it released as a single track on iTunes/Spotify
      • How long ago was it released
        • Songs older than 90 days will be subject to more scrutiny 
      • Does the song have a music video to accompany it or anything else extra
      • Is the song currently getting ANY radio play on Texas/Red Dirt stations
    • Artists must also have a reasonable ratio of monthly listeners to streams.  At the most, the weekly streams to monthly listeners should be 1:1.
    • Songs will be taken off after 20 weeks