Not a lot has changed at the top since last week, as Florida
Georgia Line seem to have a pretty stable monopoly at #1 across Hot Country
Songs, Country Airplay and Country Digital Songs, with their hit singles ‘Cruise’
(plus the remix featuring Nelly) and ‘Get Your Shine On’. They’re also
occupying #5 on Hot Country Songs, #7 on Country Digital Songs and #6 on Top
Country Albums, making them virtually impossible to avoid in country music
these days. Also remaining static on the charts is Darius Rucker with ‘Wagon
Wheel’, close behind at #2 on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay and #3 on
Country Digital Songs. To add to this little rivalry at the top, Blake Shelton
(featuring Pistol Annies and friends) is at #3 on Hot Country Songs with ‘Boys
Round Here’, and #2 on Country Digital Songs, while he has yet to climb past #7
on Country Airplay. Blake’s 2013 album ‘Based On A True Story…’ drops to #4.
Tim McGraw is also enjoying the rising popularity of his
collaboration single with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, ‘Highway Don’t Care’.
It’s at #4 on Hot Country Songs, #5 on Country Airplay, and #4 on Country
Digital Songs. As you can probably tell, each chart reflects a fairly similar
story this week. Good news for Lady Antebellum fans, as their fourth album ‘Golden’
has debuted in at #1 this week, with their lead single ‘Downtown’ still
performing well across the charts, #8 on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay
and #10 on Country Digital Songs. Kenny Chesney is also enjoying success with ‘Pirate
Flag’, reaching #3 on Country Airplay, #11 on Country Digital Songs and #7 on
Hot Country Songs. His brand new album, ‘Life On A Rock’, drops to #3 this
In addition, Miranda Lambert is retaining her presence with ‘Mama’s
Broken Heart’, at #4 on Country Airplay and #6 on Hot Country Songs and Country
Digital Songs, although there are signs things are starting to drop off. This
is not the case for Luke Bryan, whose lead single from his upcoming fourth
record ‘Crash My Party’ is gaining momentum, reaching #5 on Country Digital
Songs, #9 on Hot Country Songs and #14 on Country Airplay.
As for new releases, well there are plenty. The Pistol
Annies’ ‘Annie Up’ came in at #2 on Top Country Albums, and its release date
partner ABC’s ‘Nashville Soundtrack Volume 2’ came in at #5. This aided the
gaining of 5 places for Volume 1. Another compilation makes it at #10, ‘Now
That’s What I Call A Country Party’, and Craig Campbell’s ‘Never Forget’
debuted at #27, while Lenny Cooper is at #34 with ‘Mud Dynasty’. Dailey &
Vincent just make the chart with ‘Brothers of The Highway’ at #40. But it’s not
just about albums. Other new releases include Danielle Bradbery’s ‘Maybe It Was
Memphis’ (#9 on Country Digital Songs and #25 on Hot Country Songs) and Lauren
Alaina’s ‘Barefoot And Buckwild’ (#25 on Country Digital Songs).
Honorable mentions this week go to George Strait, Eric
Church, Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean and Jake Owen.
Check back next Thursday for another chart roundup!