Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com
CJ Solar scored his first Top 10 hit, when his “Coming My Way” single peaked on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart this week. The upbeat single hit #31 on the Billboard Indicator Chart, tying his last single “American Girls.”
“I’m so excited to have my first Top 10 at country radio with ‘Coming My Way,’” said CJ, the 2019 MusicRow Independent Artist of the Year. “Thank you to all the stations who supported it! Can’t wait to keep building on this!!”
Over the past year, CJ saw his dream of performing on the Grand Ole Opry come true and spent many days opening for the likes of Chris Janson, Aaron Watson, Gary Allen, 38 Special and others. As a songwriter, CJ won a “Songs I Wish I’d Written” trophy from the Nashville Songwriter Awards for co-writing Morgan Wallen’s #1 hit “Up Down,” and Jason Aldean released the CJ co-written “I Don’t Drink Anymore.”
Taste of Country named CJ as one of their “5 Country Artists to Watch,” and Rolling Stone Country listed him as one of their “New Artists You Need To Know.” He has had cuts by Jerrod Niemann, Justin Moore, Jameson Rodgers and others, and he co-wrote every song on his previous two Sea Gayle EPs, Hard One To Turn Down and Get Away With It.