As if it were a surprise to anyone, the force that is Florida Georgia Line remains at #1 on Hot Country Songs yet again this week with ‘Cruise’(remix featuring Nelly). In addition, it remains at #1 on Country Digital Songs too, while their latest single ‘Round Here’ is at #6 on the same chart, #16 on Country Airplay and #8 on Hot Country Songs. Their album ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ stays at #1. Could it become a possibility that they end up holding both the #1 and #2 spots on the sales charts? Quite easily, in a couple of weeks’ time.
Blake Shelton also stands in the running for the soundtrack of the summer, ‘Boys Round Here’ (featuring Pistol Annies and friends) at #2 on Country Digital Songs, but falling to #4 on Hot Country Songs, while his latest single ‘Mine Would Be You’ not yet charting on Country Airplay top 25. In contrast, Hunter Hayes is still rising with ‘I Want Crazy’, taking the #2 spot on Hot Country Songs this week while he holds onto #3 on Country Digital Songs. He stays at #6 on Country Airplay, and #4 on Top Country Albums with the ‘Encore’ edition of his self-titled debut album, which still lags behind Blake Shelton’s ‘Based On A True Story…’, standing strong at #2.
Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’ is beginning to drop from its peak, but refuses to become irrelevant, at #6 on Hot Country Songs, #4 on Country Digital Songs, while it drops off Country Airplay. His album, ‘True Believers’, is at #3. Luke Bryan keeps his radio #1 for another week meanwhile, ‘Crash My Party’ showing no signs of slowing down, rising to #3 on Hot Country Songs and #5 on Country Digital Songs. Randy Houser is also on the rise, up to #5 this week on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, but falling one place to #7 on Country Digital Songs.
Things are looking good for The Band Perry, who are #2 on Country Airplay with their latest single ‘DONE.’. They are at a slightly less impressive #10 on Hot Country Songs and #20 on Country Digital Songs, however the latter looks like in for a rise. Meanwhile, ‘Pioneer’ is back up at #11 on Top Country Albums. Brett Eldredge is doing slightly better, ‘Don’t Ya’ settling at #7 on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, and #8 on Country Digital Songs, while Kip Moore’s ‘Hey Pretty Girl’ is in a similar position, #9 on Hot Country Songs, #15 on Country Digital Songs, yet #4 on Country Airplay.
Congratulations are in order for Carrie Underwood, whose slow burner ‘See You Again’ has finally broken the top 10 on Country Airplay, reaching #8, while elsewhere she’s at #11 on Hot Country Songs and #13 on Country Digital Songs. The only new release this week is Travis Tritt with ‘The Calm After…’ new in at #31 on Top Country Albums. Honorable mentions go to Tyler Farr, Lee Brice, Zac Brown Band, Easton Corbin, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Billy Currington, Thomas Rhett and Lady Antebellum.
Come by next Thursday for another Billboard chart roundup from me!