Well folks, it’s happened. Florida Georgia Line have surpassed the record for number of consecutive weeks spent at #1 on Hot Country Songs with ‘Cruise’. They are the all-time record holders (Jason Scott, one of our writers, had a rant about this today). In addition, ‘Cruise’ is #1 on Country Digital Songs, and their album ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ is still #1 on Top Country Albums. Their latest single, ‘Round Here’ is at #6 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, and #12 on Country Airplay, while ‘Get Your Shine On’ remains popular at #20 on Country Digital Songs and #22 on Hot Country Songs. Basically, in a short space of time, they’ve taken over the genre.
Hunter Hayes looks decidedly unsuccessful next to them, despite holding onto #2 on Hot Country Songs for yet another week with ‘I Want Crazy’, as well as being at #3 on Country Airplay and Country Digital Songs, while ‘Hunter Hayes: Encore’ climbs to #3 on Top Country Albums. Luke Bryan may have a controversial new song in ‘That’s My Kind of Night’, but ‘Crash My Party’ is yet to fall from its peak, boasting positions at #4 on Hot Country Songs, #5 on Country Airplay and #2 on Country Digital Songs, now officially the new #1 spot after Florida Georgia Line pretty much closed the real #1 off on both singles sales charts.
Aside from this, the new radio #1 is Randy Houser’s ‘Runnin’ Outta Moonlight’, which also appears at #3 on Hot Country Songs and #5 on Country Digital Songs, while Blake Shelton’s ‘Boys Round Here’ shows no sign of dropping down the charts despite its age, finding places at #5 and #4 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs respectively. In addition, Blake’s latest album ‘Based On A True Story...’ doesn’t seem to be slowing down as it’s still at #2. Brett Eldredge is celebrating this week, having had ‘Don’t Ya’ go gold and reach #4 on Country Airplay, as well as #7 on Hot Country Songs and #10 on Country Digital Songs. Not bad for someone whose debut album hasn’t even come out yet (that’s due August 6).
What’s more, Kip Moore (ha, get it), whose ‘Hey Pretty Girl’ was #1 on Mediabase last week, has moved up to #2 on Country Airplay, and is shifting the units too, at #8 on Hot Country Songs although falling to #16 on Country Digital Songs. Carrie Underwood’s ‘See You Again’ is continuing to rise too, now #9 on Hot Country Songs, #6 on Country Airplay, and #15 on Country Digital Songs. Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’ is just starting fall out of favour after its long reign but yet it is still proving popular enough to be at #10 on Hot Country Songs and #7 on Country Digital Songs, and his album ‘True Believers’ still at #4.
As for new releases, Guy Clark’s ‘My Favorite Picture of You’ has debuted at #12 on Top Country Albums, and Tim McGraw’s ‘Southern Girl’ has hit #24 on Country Digital Songs. Others charting well include Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band, Easton Corbin, Tyler Farr, Thomas Rhett, Billy Currington, and Jason Aldean.
That’s if for this week, check back next Thursday for another chart roundup!