The Band Perry are the stars of this week’s chart roundup, as they can add another radio #1 to the list with ‘DONE.’. Elsewhere they’re not managing to break the monopoly on the top 10, however, falling one place to #11 on Hot Country Songs and all the way to #21 on Country Digital Songs. ‘Pioneer’ rises 4 places to #7 on Top Country Albums. Florida Georgia Line naturally head this aforementioned monopoly with ‘Cruise’, breaking record after record with their run at #1 across Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs that continues this week, with their album ‘Here’s To The Good Times’, also holding out at the top. Their newest single ‘Round Here’ is at #12 on Country Airplay, #7 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, and their previous single ‘Get Your Shine On’ is still performing, now at #20 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs.
Hunter Hayes joins them in the top 5 with ‘I Want Crazy’ but even he can’t match their selling power, sticking to #2 on Hot Country Songs, #3 on Country Digital Songs, and #6 on Country Airplay. The ‘Encore’ version of his self-titled debut sits at #4 again on Top Country Albums. On his way down however is Blake Shelton, whose monster single ‘Boys Round Here’ has been the soundtrack for many country fans this summer. This week it’s down to a still-impressive #5 on Hot Country Songs, while it’s at #4 on Country Digital Songs and ‘Based On A True Story…’ remains at #2 on Top Country Albums. His new single ‘Mine Would Be You’ has yet to break the top end of the charts.
Up this week is Randy Houser, and ‘Runnin’ Outta Moonlight’, taking its place at #3 on Hot Country Songs, although it’s likely it won’t get higher considering what’s above it. It’s also at #6 on Country Digital Songs and #5 on Country Airplay, mostly just ahead of Luke Bryan’s ‘Crash My Party’, which has suffered a couple of blows lately in its chart run. This week it falls to #8 on Country Digital Songs, #3 on Country Airplay and #4 on Hot Country Songs, despite anticipation growing for the release of his 4th full-length album next month.
Darius Rucker may have a new single, ‘Radio’, but ‘Wagon Wheel’ remains a hot track, at #6 on Hot Country Songs and #5 on Country Digital Songs. ‘True Believers’ is also at #3 again on Top Country Albums, and it seems like even after a successful pop career in the 1990s Darius is firmly inked into country music history with his 3rd successful record in the genre. Newcomer Tyler Farr has been on the up for weeks, and ‘Redneck Crazy’ is now at #9 on Country Digital Songs, #12 on Hot Country Songs and #15 on Country Airplay, proving his potential. Above him is Kip Moore, enjoying a successful run with fan favorite ‘Hey Pretty Girl’, at #8 on Hot Country Songs, #4 on Country Airplay, although at #15 on Country Digital Songs.
Carrie Underwood is also having a good week, coming back into the top 10 on Hot Country Songs, #8 on Country Airplay and #13 on Country Digital Songs. Alongside her is Brett Eldredge’s ‘Don’t Ya’, at #7 on Country Airplay, #9 on Hot Country Songs and #11 on Country Digital Songs. New entries on the chart include The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery, whose first single ‘Heart of Dixie’ makes an impressive debut at #16 on Hot Country Songs and #2 on Country Digital Songs, making this 16-year-old one to watch. Average Joes recording artist JJ Lawhorn hits #20 on Top Country Albums with newly released ‘Original Good Ol’ Boy: O. G. O. B’, and Joey + Rory make #31 on the same chart with ‘Joey + Rory Inspired: Songs of Faith & Family’.
Honorable mentions go to Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Justin Moore and Lady Antebellum.
That’s it for this week, come by next Thursday for another dose of your Billboard chart roundup!