Can we all just take a moment to appreciate that Florida Georgia Line have dropped from #1 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs? ‘Cruise’ is down to #2 on both, while ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ has also been pushed to #2 on Top Country Albums. In addition, ‘Round Here’ has suffered a fall to #8 on Hot Country Songs and #10 on Country Digital Songs. It remains at #7 on Country Airplay.
The culprit for Florida Georgia Line’s slide down the charts is Luke Bryan (kind of unfortunately), with ‘That’s My Kind of Night’, which has shot to #1 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs (plus #16 on Country Airplay) this week alongside the release of his 4th album ‘Crash My Party’, which of course is also at #1. Amazingly, his last single of the same name is also at #3 on Hot Country Songs and two songs from his new album have hit Country Digital Songs; ‘Play It Again’ at #22 and ‘Dirt Road Diary’ at #20. In addition, his past album ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’ is at #4 on Top Country Albums.
Elsewhere there isn’t so much change around. Hunter Hayes is at #4 on Hot Country Songs with ‘I Want Crazy’, at #5 on Country Airplay and Country Digital Songs, with his album at #5. Brett Eldredge’s ‘Don’t Ya’ is still a radio #1, while it’s at #5 on Hot Country Songs and #9 on Country Digital Songs, and Keith Urban is shooting up the charts with ‘Little Bit of Everything’, at #2 on Country Airplay and #6 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs. Carrie Underwood is still struggling on up the charts with ‘See You Again’, reaching a standstill at #7 on Hot Country Songs, but jumping to #3 on Country Airplay and #11 on Country Digital Songs.
Randy Houser’s fallen this week, to #9 on Hot Country Songs for his hit ‘Runnin’ Outta Moonlight’, to #4 on Country Airplay and all the way to #13 on Country Digital Songs. Thomas Rhett has made the bottom of the top 10 with ‘It Goes Like This’, while it’s still at #3 on Country Digital Songs and is up to #14 on Country Airplay. Cassadee Pope’s second single ‘You Hear A Song’ has just made Country Digital Songs at #25, in addition to other new releases such as ‘See You There’ by Glen Campbell (#22 on Top Country Albums) and ‘Life Unheard’ by Johnny Cash (#32 on the same chart).
Other artists charting well include Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Easton Corbin, Justin Moore, Jason Aldean, Tyler Farr, Billy Currington, Tim McGraw and Kip Moore.
That’s it for this week; come back next Thursday for another Billboard chart roundup!