ZBB, Chesney lead charts
Thursday, August 2, 2012
– Zac Brown Band returned to the top of the Billboard chart with "Uncaged" once again the best selling disc in the U.S. Kenny Chesney was first on the Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 11 with Come Over.
Chesney took over the top of the songs chart from Dierks Bentley's 5-1-5-0, which fell to fifth. Gloriana was up one to second with (Kissed You) Good Night. Love and Theft were third with Angel Eyes, up two. Blake Shelton was fifth with Over, up one. Little Big Town broke into the top 10 with Pontoon, at 9, up 4. Keith Urban's For You was 10th, moving up one slot.
Hunter Hayes stood at 14, up 4 with Wanted. Tim McGraw's Truck Yeah also climbed 4, to 17. Easton Corbin held the 19th spot with Lovin' You Is Fun. Carrie Underwood was at 24, up 4, with Blown Away. Toby Keith debuted at 28 with I Like Girls That Drink Beer. Newcomer Greg Bates hit the top 30 - at 30 - with Did It For the Girl.
On the albums chart, Chesney and Luke Bryan were again two-three with "Welcome to the Fishbowl" and "tailgates & tanlines" respectively. Love And Theft debuted in fourth with Underwood fifth with "Blown Away." Hayes was eighth, up four, with his self-titled debut.
Pistol Annies were up 5 to 20 with "Hell on Heels." Lambert, one-third of Pistol Annies, also was at 24 with "Four the Record," up 3. Chris Young held the 27th spot with "Neon," up 5. Ronnie Dunn's self-titled debut was up 3 to 33.
On the bluegrass chart, Old Crow Medicine Show again was first with "Carry Me Back." "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Ranger was second, up four. Trampled By Turtles again was third with "Stars And Satellites." The "Life Goes On: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer" compilation was fourth with Jerry Douglas' "Traveler" fifth.
On the overall top 200, Chesney was 12th, Bryan 13th, Love and Theft 21st and Underwood 25th.
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