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.