Once again this week, Luke Bryan is riding high with ‘That’s My Kind of Night’. #1 on both Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs and #6 on Country Airplay, the ACM Entertainer of the Year loses the top spot on Top Country Albums, dropping to #2. His previous album, ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’ is still at #9 on that chart however, and his past single ‘Crash My Party’ has made #10 on Country Digital Songs and #13 on Hot Country Songs. No small feat.
He was knocked from #1 on Top Country Albums by Keith Urban’s new one ‘Fuse’, selling 98k in its first week but not helping the single ‘Little Bit of Everything’, which has dropped to #9 on Country Airplay, down from #2 last week. It’s also fallen 11 places to #21 on Country Digital Songs, and is down to #8 on Hot Country Songs. Ouch. However, Keith’s new single ‘We Were Us’ featuring Miranda Lambert is making a little more ground. At #8 on Country Digital Songs, #29 on Country Airplay and #24 on Hot Country Songs in its debut week, this looks set to be a big track.
Also making headway on the charts is Sheryl Crow, whose country debut ‘Feels Like Home’ came in at #3 on Top Country Albums. In addition, ‘Easy’ re-entered Hot Country Songs at #21, and has jumped 10 places to #9 on Country Digital Songs. Florida Georgia Line are of course key players, still #1 on Country Airplay with ‘Round Here’, while elsewhere it’s at #4 on Hot Country Songs and #7 on Country Digital Songs. In addition, ‘Cruise’ is at #4 on that chart, while it’s dropped to #6 on Hot Country Songs, and their album ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ is at #4. Jason Aldean’s ‘Night Train’ is rising slowly at the top, #2 on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, while it’s #5 on Country Digital Songs. Let’s also not forget that ‘Night Train’ is sticking to #7 on Top Country Albums either.
Tyler Farr seems to be the dark horse of country music at the moment, because his ‘Redneck Crazy’ is suddenly at #2 on Country Digital Songs, #3 on Hot Country Songs and #5 on Country Airplay and I’m not even sure how he got there. His album comes out in a couple of weeks, definitely one to watch. Thomas Rhett’s hanging around the top 5 too and he also has an upcoming debut album, title track ‘It Goes Like This’ is currently at #3 on Country Digital Songs, #7 on Country Airplay and #5 on Hot Country Songs. Then with Justin Moore’s new album ‘Off The Beaten Path’ released just a couple of days ago, the lead single ‘Point At You’ has enjoyed a bit of a boost. It’s now at #3 on Country Airplay and #10 on Hot Country Songs, and there are huge predictions for album sales next week.
Billy Currington has just announced a new album too, and ‘Hey Girl’ has soared to #4 on Country Airplay, with boosts to #7 on Hot Country Songs and #12 on Country Digital Songs. Then there’s Blake Shelton’s ‘Mine Would Be You’, which has risen to #9 on Hot Country Songs this week, as well as #6 on Country Digital Songs and #13 on Country Airplay, while ‘Based On A True Story…’ is still holding out at #5 on Top Country Albums. That’s not to mention Blake’s previous hit with the Pistol Annies, ‘Boys Round Here’, which is still on the chart at #18 on Hot Country Songs and #13 on Country Digital Songs. Pretty impressive.
New releases not yet mentioned include George Jones’ ‘Amazing Grace’, coming in at #34 on Top Country Albums. Honorable mentions this week go to Easton Corbin, Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Chris Young, Taylor Swift, Randy Houser and Brett Eldredge. That’s it for this week, but come back next Thursday for another chart roundup!