01/23/2020

Casey Donahew’s "Let's Make A Love Song" Is Highest Ranking Song On CDX’S TRACTion True Indie End Of Year Chart

Casey Donahew’s hit single “Let’s Make A Love Song,” from his 2019 album ONE LIGHT TOWN continues to break records and rack up achievements since its release. The song is proving to be one of Donahew’s most popular singles to date, and has just come in at the top spot on the CDX TRACtion "True Indie Music End Of Year Chart," making it the highest single in CDX’s Year-End ranking for 2019.  

With 10,624 spins for the year, Donahew came out ahead of artists like Big & Rich, Easton Corbin, Tracy Lawrence, Cody Jinks, Cassadee Pope, and many more to land the top spot as a true indie hit. The song has been making waves all year, and broke Donahew’s previous career best with a whopping eight weeks at No. 1 on the Texas chart, making it his eighteenth career No. 1.  

The Josh Leo/James Yeary/Tim Nichols-penned song struck a chord with listeners in the Lone Star state and beyond, and Yeary recalls how the session went when he, Leo, and Nichols first kicked around the idea for the upbeat romantic tune. “What a great concept that two people could actually make a love song,” says Yeary. “All the ingredients that are in a love song -- instead of singing it or hearing it, they could actually live it. I loved it,” he told Billboard about the seeds of the song. The three also threw in a few Motown song lyric references for good measure to add some flavor to the tune as well, which added a level of fun to the chart-topper.  "That era of music was just a very sexy, cool, fun, smile-on-your-face kind of music,” adds Yeary. “That was just appropriate for the setting of the two people in the song.”  

As Donahew heads into 2020, the accolade is a great way to kick off the New Year for the hardworking Texas native, who returns to his early stomping ground of the Stockyards on January 25th for a show at Billy Bob’s, a venue he routinely sells out.