Once again, Luke Bryan is at the top of 3 of our charts this week. ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ remains at #1 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, while it moves up to #15 on Country Airplay. ‘Crash My Party’ is at #1 on Top Country Albums again after selling 159,000 this week alone. The single is also still doing well, though it dropped 6 places to #9 on Hot Country Songs, but re-entered Country Digital Songs to place at #5. Other tracks of Luke’s from the new record have dropped off the top end of Billboard’s charts, but ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’, Luke’s last record from 2011, only falls to #5 on Top Country Albums, while his EP from earlier this year falls 9 positions to #18.
Blake Shelton’s latest single ‘Mine Would Be You’ has finally passed his monster hit ‘Boys Round Here’ on Country Digital Songs, at #8 and #10 respectively. ‘Mine Would Be You’ is now at #19 on Country Airplay and #17 on Hot Country Songs, on which ‘Boys Round Here’ is still #15. ‘Based On A True Story…’ is down to #4 on Top Country Albums. Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’ refuses to be forgotten, however, at #2 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, and ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ is also at #2 on Top Country Albums. Meanwhile, ‘Round Here’ has hit a new peak of #3 on Hot Country Songs, #6 on Country Digital Songs and #4 on Country Airplay, yet another bona fide hit for the duo.
Jason Aldean has had a really good week, with ‘Night Train’ leaping to #4 on both Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, and #8 on Country Airplay. The album of the same name is still holding strong on Top Country Albums, at #7. Hunter Hayes’ self-titled record is just above that at #6, while his current single ‘I Want Crazy’, begins its slow descent down the charts this week. It’s now at #10 on Hot Country Songs, #11 on Country Airplay and #7 on Country Digital Songs. Brett Eldredge is holding out, however, radio #1 ‘Don’t Ya’, clinging onto #5 on Hot Country Songs, #3 on Country Airplay and #11 on Country Digital Songs. His debut album, ‘Bring You Back’ is down to #10 on Top Country Albums in its 3rd week.
Keith Urban has this week’s radio #1 with ‘Little Bit of Everything’, while elsewhere it’s at #6 (Hot Country Songs) and #16 (Country Digital Songs, after suffering a massive 10 place drop). Also set to have a radio #1 is Carrie Underwood, whose ‘See You Again’ is finally at #2 on Country Airplay, but only #8 on Hot Country Songs and #17 on Country Digital Songs. Someone who is moving up, however, is Thomas Rhett, with the recent announcement of his upcoming album entitled ‘It Goes Like This’ in September, the title track (his current single) is up to #7 on Hot Country Songs. It’s also at #13 on Country Airplay and #3 on Country Digital Songs.
New releases include Charlie Worsham’s ‘Rubberband’, at #12 on Top Country Albums, and Tracy Lawrence’s ‘Headlights, Taillights & Radios’, at #26 on the same chart. Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby also have a new one, debuting at #38 with ‘Cluck Ol’ Hen: Live’. In addition, Jennifer Nettles’ first major release single as a solo artist, ‘That Girl’ has come in at #23 on Country Digital Songs.
Honorable mentions go to Easton Corbin, Justin Moore, Randy Houser, Tyler Farr, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker, Tim McGraw and Lee Brice. Come back next Thursday for another Billboard chart roundup from me!