Chart Roundup – Week of April 20th, 2013 (ACMs Special)

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Post-ACMs a number of
artists have had a bit of a sales boost
this week. Florida Georgia Line are back at #1 with ‘Cruise’ long after its
peak as a single on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, after they
performed it in Vegas last Sunday. Their latest single ‘Get Your Shine On’
drops down to #6 on Hot Country Songs, climbs to #8 on Country Airplay, but
drops to #9 on Country Digital Songs, and their album ‘Here’s To The Good
Times’ leaps three places to #3. Also
enjoying some success after their appearance on the ACMs
are Tim McGraw’s,
Taylor Swift’s and Keith Urban’s track ‘Highway Don’t Care’, which goes up four
places on Hot Country Songs to #7, as well as #4 on Country Digital Songs and
#14 on Country Airplay. The song is taken from Tim’s album ‘Two Lanes of
Freedom’, which unfortunately drops five places to #17 this week.

In addition, co-host
Blake Shelton
’s ‘Boys Round Here’ (featuring Pistol Annies and friends) is
now at #6 on Country Digital Songs, and at #12 on Hot Country Songs, while his
previous single ‘Sure Be Cool If You Did’ drops to #3 on Country Digital Songs,
#7 on Country Airplay, and #3 on Hot Country Songs. His new album ‘Based On A
True Story’ has been knocked off the top spot down to #2 by The Band Perry’s
sophomore release ‘Pioneer’. The sibling
trio have also had a boost from their electrifying performance at the ACMs
,
with their latest single ‘DONE.’ jumping an incredible fifteen places to #10 on Hot Country Songs, and thirteen places to
#7 on Country Digital Songs. It remains at #19 on Country Airplay, in the
normal place for a single so new.

Duo of the
Year-winning Thompson Square’s
‘If I Didn’t Have You’ has reached #3 on
Country Airplay, #13 on Country Digital Songs and #9 on Hot Country Songs,
while their brand new record ‘Just Feels Good’ is at #9 this week. Miranda Lambert, who won three awards on
Sunday
, is sitting pretty with ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ at #4 on Hot Country
Songs and #5 on Country Digital Songs, reaching her radio peak (so far) at #5
on Country Airplay. Meanwhile Lady
Antebellum, who performed ‘Downtown’ at the awards
, are at #8 on Country Digital
Songs, #2 on Country Airplay and #5 on Hot Country Songs.

However, there are some key artists on the chart this week
who didn’t appear on our TV screens last Sunday. Lee Brice has had a #1 hit on country radio with ‘I Drive Your
Truck’, while it sits at #8 on Hot Country Songs and #16 on Country Digital
Songs. In addition, Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon
Wheel’ is at #2
on Hot Country Songs, #10 on Country Airplay, and #2 on
Country Digital Songs. There are a few
new releases on the chart this week
too, including ‘The Music Is You: A
Tribute To John Denver’ from various artists (#12 on Top Country Albums); ‘Ho
Hey’ from Lennon & Maisy Stella (a Lumineers cover from ABC’s ‘Nashville’,
at #20 on Country Digital Songs); ‘Crash My Party’, the brand new single from
Luke Bryan ahead of his new album (#24 on Country Digital Songs); ‘Right On
Time’, Gretchen Wilson’s new release (#24 on Top Country Albums); ‘Point At You
and Four More Hits EP’ from Justin Moore (#28 on Top Country Albums), and ‘The
Living Room Sessions’ by B.J. Thomas (#39 on Top Country Albums).

Honorable mentions
go to Chris Young, Hunter Hayes, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Kacey
Musgraves and George Strait.

Check back in next week for a new chart roundup.

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