Chart Roundup: Week of February 9th, 2013

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Gary Allan’s had a
great week
with his hugely successful single ‘Every Storm (Runs Out Of
Rain)’ jumping up to #1 from #2 on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay
charts, with it shooting from #4 to #1 on Country Digital Songs. Overall this
song has been on the chart a respectable 22 weeks with seemingly many more to
come. If that isn’t enough, his newly released album ‘Set You Free’ that the
aforementioned hit is from has debuted at #1 on Top Country Albums, making for
a clean sweep from the 45-year-old California native.

‘Better Dig Two’ from
The Band Perry is continuing to do well
, up to #3 on Country Airplay and #2
on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs. While there is still two months
to wait until their as-yet-untitled sophomore album is released on April 2nd,
we can be sure with the success of the lead-off single that it will dominate
the charts in a similar way. Randy
Houser’s also enjoying a successful time
with the release of his album ‘How
Country Feels’, going straight in at #3 on Top Country Albums, the title track moving
up to #6 on Hot Country Songs and #4 on Country Airplay (on the chart for 40
weeks!), shooting, surprisingly, from #15 to #6 this week on Country Digital
Songs.

Other key figures on
the chart this week
include Hunter Hayes, whose mega-hit ‘Wanted’ is still
sitting pretty at #3 on Hot Country Songs and #4 on Country Digital Songs, his
self-titled album dropping to #8 on Top Country Albums. Florida Georgia Line
also aren’t looking too shabby, ‘Cruise’ remaining at #4 on Hot Country Songs
but dropping to #5 on Country Digital Songs. Their album, ‘Here’s To The Good
Times’ drops from #2 to #4 on Top Country Albums. As for climbers, ‘The Only
Way I Know’, the country/rap release from Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Luke
Bryan, is making its way up all charts, the album it’s taken from, Jason’s ‘Night
Train’, remaining at #5 on Top Country Albums for its 15th week on
the chart.

Carrie Underwood joins the list of climbers with the
slow-burning ‘Two Black Cadillacs’, entering the top 10 on both Hot Country
Songs and Country Airplay, jumping to #7 on Country Digital Songs. Her hit
album from May 2012, ‘Blown Away’, drops by one place to #9 on Top Country
Albums, but totting up a 39th week on a highly competitive chart. Stayer of the week goes to Luke Bryan’s
award-winning 2011 album ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’, which is still at #10 on
Top Country Albums after a very impressive 77 weeks on the chart. In addition,
Eric Church’s ‘Chief’ achieves this joint accolade with ‘Chief’ remaining at
#11 after 79 weeks on the chart.

Despite recent misgivings from country fans over her
pop-orientated material, Taylor Swift’s album ‘Red’ drops only to #2 this week,
down from #1 last week on Top Country Albums. The ballad ‘Begin Again’ remains
at #8 on Country Airplay, with the infamous ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back
Together’ still at #8 on Country Digital Songs and #9 on Hot Country Songs. However,
the more country-friendly ‘Begin Again’ drops to #19 on Hot Country Songs this
week. Other releases charting well
include those from Little Big Town, Tim McGraw (‘One Of Those Nights’ is a
grower at #6 and #8 respectively), Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley,
Lee Brice and Zac Brown Band. Honorable
mention
goes to Kacey Musgraves and ‘Merry Go Round’, the single that put
this girl on the map rising back up to #13 on Country Digital Songs, remaining
at #13 on Country Airplay and jumping to #15 on Hot Country Songs.

You can view all the charts here. Come
back in 7 days for next week’s chart round-up. Will they stay or will they go?

Posted by Vickye (Guest Writer).
If you want to check out my own blog it's For The Country Record, and you can
follow me on twitter @planmymistake. You can email me at
vickye.countrymusic@gmail.com.

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