Chart Roundup – Week of September 14th, 2013

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Looks like we another long-staying chart topper in Luke Bryan’s ‘That’s My Kind of Night’.
True, it may only be his 3rd week at #1 on Hot Country Songs and
Country Digital Songs, but who really sees this polarizing track slowing down?
It has, after all, moved up five places this week to #10 on Country Airplay,
and is accompanied by his fourth studio album, ‘Crash My Party’, also at #1.
The reigning ACM Entertainer of The Year is having a year unrivalled (don’t
forget all those ACA awards last December too) and I can’t see ‘That’s My Kind
of Night’ falling from the top spot for a good several more weeks. If that
weren’t enough, his previous hit ‘Crash My Party’ is still at #9 on Hot Country
Songs and #7 on Country Digital Songs, and
his 2011 release ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’ is still at #5 on Top Country
Albums. Jeez. 

It can’t even be stopped by monster hit ‘Cruise’ by Florida Georgia Line, which is again at
#2 on both Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs this week, with ‘Round
Here’ peaking at #3 on Hot Country Songs, #2 on Country Airplay and #4 on
Country Digital Songs, and ‘Here’s To
The Good Times’ at #3 on Top Country Albums. Meanwhile ‘Night Train’ by Jason Aldean remains at #4 on Hot
Country Songs, up to #5 on Country Airplay and down to #5 on Country Digital Songs, while the album of the same
name drops to #8 on Top Country Albums. Fighting Jason for those spots is Thomas Rhett, who with the announcement
of his upcoming album, the title track ‘It Goes Like This’ has climbed to #5 on
Hot Country Songs, #3 on Country Digital Songs, and #12 on Country Airplay. Not
bad for a newcomer.

Up this week is Blake
Shelton
with ‘Mine Would Be You’, now at #6 on Country Digital Songs, #13
on Hot Country Songs and #17 on Country Airplay. ‘Based On A True Story…’ is
still going strong on Top Country Albums, while ‘Boys Round Here’ sits only
just below its successor on the rankings, racking up #16 on Hot Country Songs
and #9 on Country Digital Songs. Keith
Urban
spends a second week at #1 on radio with ‘Little Bit of Everything’,
not doing quite as well in the sales department with a #6 placement on Hot
Country Songs and a decidedly lower #16 on Country Digital Songs. I’m sure the
release of his new album ‘Fuse’ next week will make a significant difference to
the chart, however.

Brett Eldredge’s
debut album ‘Bring You Back’ may have fallen to #16 this week, but ‘Don’t Ya’
is holding out at #4 on Country Airplay, #11 on Country Digital Songs and #8 on
Hot Country Songs. Plus, Tyler Farr
may be ‘Redneck Crazy’, but it’s serving him well, achieving places at #7, #8
and #8 across Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay and Country Digital Songs
respectively. Billy Currington is
also seeing a rise in sales, ‘Hey Girl’ making the top 10 of Hot Country Songs
and #7 on Country Airplay, although he trails a little at #13 on Country
Digital Songs. And after a slow burner, Easton
Corbin
’s ‘All Over The Road’ makes #3 on Country Airplay, #11 on Hot
Country Songs, and a slightly more disappointing #25 on Country Digital Songs.

New releases include Dierks Bentley’s ‘I Hold On’, debuting
at #22 on Country Digital Songs, and Cassadee Pope’s ‘11’ (#19 on the same
chart, above ‘Wasting All These Tears’ at #21). Alabama have released their
‘Alabama & Friends’ album and it’s come in at #2, while Sundy Best’s ‘Door
Without A Screen’ clocks in at #33 on Top Country Albums, and Due West’s ‘Move
Like That EP’ is just below it at #38.

Honorable mentions go to Darius Rucker, Randy Houser, Justin
Moore, Lee Brice, Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Tim McGraw and Chris Young.
Come by next Thursday for another Chart Roundup!

Posted by Vickye.
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