Chart Roundup – Week of March 16th, 2013


This week Hot Country
Songs has remained pretty static at the top
, with Blake Shelton’s ‘Sure Be
Cool If You Did’ holding onto the top
, both there and on Country Digital Songs. It rises two places to #5 on
Country Airplay. The same is true for
Hunter Hayes
with ‘Wanted’, which stays at #2 on Hot Country Songs for its
54th week on the chart. However, it is down to #5 on Country Digital
Songs, with Hunter’s latest single ‘Somebody’s Heartbreak’ sticking to #19 on
the same chart. This song is at #6 on Country Airplay however, and #12 on Hot
Country Songs, the self-titled album dropping to #7.

The Band Perry are
also continuing to do well
, with ‘Better Dig Two’ still at #3 on Hot
Country Songs, #4 on Country Airplay and #6 on Country Digital Songs. ‘Done’,
their new single, has not yet entered the chart. Tim McGraw is also riding high, #4 on Hot Country Songs with ‘One
Of Those Nights’, #1 again on Country Airplay but down to #10 on Country
Digital Songs. ‘Two Lanes Of Freedom’, the accompanying album, is at #3. Miranda Lambert is finally leaping up the
after the release of the music video for ‘Mama’s Broken Heart. The
single has climbed up to #7 on Hot Country Songs and #2 on Country Digital
Songs, while still trailing at #14 on Country Airplay. The album, ‘Four The
Record’ drops to #14 for its 70th week on the chart.

It’s a mixed bag for
Carrie Underwood
, whose ‘Two Black Cadillacs’ remains at #5 on Hot Country
Songs, falling to #8 on Country Digital Songs yet leaping three places to find
#3 on Country Airplay. ‘Blown Away’, her previous single, is still proving
moderately popular despite being out for months, at #22 on Hot Country Songs
and #21 on Country Digital Songs, although it takes a massive fall from last
week where it was #12. The album of the same name is at #10 on Top Country Albums.
Another act climbing up are Lady
. ‘Downtown’ is now at #6 on Hot Country Songs, #4 on Country
Digital Songs, and #9 on Country Airplay.

There are several new
entries on the chart this week
, including albums from Emmylou Harris & Rodney
Crowell (‘Old Yellow Moon’ – #4) and The Mavericks (‘In Time’ – #8). As for
singles, Connie Britton (playing Rayna James in ABC’s ‘Nashville’) just enters
Country Digital Songs at #25 with ‘Stronger Than Me’. In addition, Blake
Shelton’s ‘Ten Times Crazier’ comes in on the same chart at #20.

Other big charters
include Little Big Town with ‘Tornado’ (#2 on Country Airplay), Florida Georgia
Line with ‘Get Your Shine On’ (a recent music video has seen it shoot up to #3
on Country Digital Songs), Lee Brice with ‘I Drive Your Truck’ (#7 on Country
Airplay) and Taylor Swift, more specifically with the album ‘Red’ (#1 on Top
Country Albums). Honorable mentions
go to Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Jason Aldean, Gary Allan,
Kenny Chesney, Thompson Sqaure and George Strait. Eric Church’s huge stayer ‘Chief’ falls slightly to #12 for its 84th
week, while his current single ‘Like Jesus Does’ remains at #24 on Country
Digital Songs and #26 on Hot Country Songs, hopping five places to #17 on
Country Airplay.

Tune in next week for another edition of my Billboard Chart

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