"Meant to Be" stays first for 34th week

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – "Meant to Be," the song from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, hit 34 weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending July 28. On the Top Country Albums chart, Luke Combs was first with "This One's For You."

On the songs chart, Dan + Shay remained second with "Tequila" and Kenny Chesney third with "Get Along." FGL also was fourth with "Simple." Kane Brown was fifth with "Heaven."

Eric Church was the big mover with his new single "Desperate Man" going from 45 to 16 in its second week out. Combs went from 25 to 22 with "Beautiful Crazy." Russell Dickerson was up 3 to 29 with "Blue Tacoma." Kelsea Ballerini's "I Hate Love Songs" moved from 33 to 30. Combs stood at 32 with "She Got the Best of Me," up 6. Chris Young went from 40 to 36 with "Hangin' On." Garth Brooks climbed to 38 with "All Day Long," up 3. Midland also was up 3, to 41, with "Burn Out." Dierks Bentley's "Burning Man" with Brothers Osborne was up 4 to 43. Cole Swindell entered the chart at 45 with "Love You Too Late."

On the albums chart, Jason Aldean was second with "Rearview Town," Dan + Shay third with their self-titled disc, Kane Brown fourth with his self-titled release and Chris Stapleton fifth with "Traveller."

Chris Lane debuted at eight with "Laps Around the Sun." Bentley was at 14 with "The Mountain," up 4. Kacey Musgraves was 23rd with "Golden Hour," up 3. Stapleton was at 28 with "From a Room: Volume 2," up 3. Taylor Swift's "Red" was at 29, up 4. Church jumped from 42 to 34 with "Mr. Misunderstood."

Shania Twain was 36th with "Greatest Hits," up 7. Swift also was 42nd with "Fearless," up 5.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Love Canon debuted in first with "Cover Story" A Journey Through Music's Greatest Decade." Bluegrass Champs debuted in second with "Bluegrass Champs: Love from the Don Owens Show." Trampled By Turtles was fourth with "Life Is Good on the Open Road." Punch Brothers debuted in fifth with "All Ashore."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first with "Traveller" and second with "From a Room: Volume 1." Musgraves was third, The Lumineers fourth with "Cleopatra" and "Simon And Garfunkel's Greatest Hits" fifth.

On the Billboard Top 200, Combs was 10th, Aldean 21st, Dan + Shay 23rd, Brown 31st and Stapleton 34th with "Traveller."

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