It’s been another good week for Florida Georgia Line as
their mega-hit ‘Cruise’ (helped by the recent remix featuring Nelly), is at #1
on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs for yet another week. However, ‘Get
Your Shine On’, last week’s #1 on Country Airplay, has dropped to #4, following
Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’ reaching the top. ‘Wagon Wheel’ is doing well
across the charts, at #3 on both Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs.
Also receiving a boost (possibly from turning 60), George Strait’s ‘Give It All
We Got Tonight’ is up to #2 on Country Airplay, while his latest album ‘Love Is
Everything’ has debuted at #1 on Top Country Albums. The song is also #7 on Hot
Country Songs, and #8 on Country Digital Songs, showing George’s star power
even as he enters ‘old age’. It just goes to show that no matter how old you
are, great country music is universally loved.
Blake Shelton is continuing on his successful run of
singles, with ‘Boys Round Here’ (featuring Pistol Annies and friends) now at #2
on Hot Country Songs. It’s also now up to #5 on Country Airplay and still
rising, and remains at #2 on Country Digital Songs, while his latest album ‘Based
On A True Story…’ stays at #4. Also hot this week is Tim McGraw’s ‘Highway Don’t
Care’ featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. It sticks at #4 on Hot Country
Songs, climbs to #3 on Country Airplay, and is at #4 on Country Digital Songs.
Tim’s most recent album ‘Two Lanes of Freedom’ is up to #10 this week. Miranda
Lambert is also holding onto her place with ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’, at #6 on Hot
Country Songs and Country Airplay but down to #9 on Country Digital Songs.
Luke Bryan wants us to crash his party this summer and it
looks like we are, as the lead single from his upcoming album ‘Crash My Party’
is at #8 on Hot Country Songs, #12 on Country Airplay and #5 on Country Digital
Songs. Close behind is Hunter Hayes, who proclaims ‘I Want Crazy’, and has
reached #6 on Country Digital Songs, #10 on Hot Country Songs and #16 on
Country Airplay, both slowly rising across all charts. I have a feeling in a
month or so when Summer really hits, these two tunes will dominate the charts
for some time.
As for new releases, Trace Adkins’ new album ‘Love Will…’
comes in at #6, while Keith Urban’s new single ‘Little Bit of Everything’
debuts at #12 on Country Digital Songs, #30 on Country Airplay and #24 on Hot
Country Songs. The Swon Brothers are at #16 on the same chart with ‘Who’s Gonna
Fill Their Shoes’, and Thomas Rhett is just below them with new single ‘It Goes
Like This’ at #18. American Idol runner-up Kree Harrison’s single ‘All Cried
Out’ is at #22, and Danielle Bradbery’s ‘Wasted’ comes in at #23. At #25 on Top
Country Albums is Jason Boland And The Stragglers singing ‘Dark & Dirty
Honorary mentions this week go to Lady Antebellum (whose new
album ‘Golden’ is still at #2), Pistol Annies, Kenny Chesney, The Band Perry,
Brad Paisley, Eric Church and Jake Owen.
Come back next Thursday for your weekly chart roundup!