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“Don’t rock the jukebox,” Alan Jackson once appealed. And judging by a new report from the digital jukebox company TouchTunes, music fans are doing a pretty good job of respecting that request.

A full half of TouchTunes’ top 10 most-played artists and most-played songs in 2017 were country. And sitting at the top of both lists? None other than CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton. Jon Pardi, meanwhile, was the most-played newcomer, and Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Johnny Cash, George Strait, Sam Hunt and Garth Brooks made appearances as well. (See both lists below.)

TouchTunes’ most played artists for 2017:

1. Chris Stapleton
2. AC/DC
3. Eric Church
4. Lynyrd Skynyrd
5. Bruno Mars
6. The Rolling Stones
7. Luke Bryan
8. Eagles
9. Johnny Cash
10. George Strait

TouchTunes’ most played songs for 2017:

1. Chris Stapleton, “Tennessee Whiskey”
2. Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
3. Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
4. Jon Pardi, “Dirt On My Boots”
5. Steve Earle, “Copperhead Road”
6. Garth Brooks, “Friends In Low Places”
7. Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”
8. Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
9. Queen, “Fat Bottomed Girls”
10. Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

TouchTunes’ charts measure plays across 65,000 U.S. bars and restaurants, according to Rolling Stone. Read more here.

Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.