Barrett is the third woman to top Country Songwriters, dating to the chart’s June 2019 launch, after Laura Jeanne Veltz and Taylor Swift.
Kale also co-produced both Barrett tracks with Ross Copperman, and the pair ties at No. 5 on the Country Producers chart.
Barrett’s two hits mark Kale’s first production credits on Hot Country Songs. He has charted two other songs as a writer on the list: Jimmie Allen and Nelly’s “Good Times Roll” (No. 31 peak, 2020) and Florida Georgia Line’s “Grow Old” (No. 44, 2016).
Meanwhile, Joey Moi tallies a record-extending 45th week at No. 1 on Country Producers, thanks to nine production credits on Hot Country Songs, led by Morgan Wallen’s “Wasted On You” at No. 12.
The weekly Country Songwriters and Country Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot Country Songs chart. As with Billboard‘s yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).
The full Country Songwriters and Country Producers charts, in addition to the full genre rankings, can be found on Billboard.com.