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Underwood tops charts

Thursday, September 27, 2018 – Carrie Underwood's "Cry Pretty" is the best selling disc in the U.S. The CD, of course, was also first on the Top Country Albums chart for the week ending Sept. 29. For the 43rd straight week, "Meant to Be" from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line was first.

On the country albums chart, Luke Combs was second with "This One's for You," Jason Aldean third with "Rearview Town," Kane Brown fourth with his self-titled debut and Dan + Shay fifth with their self-titled release.

Dierks Bentley jump from 25 to 7 with "The Mountain." Underwood's "Greatest Hits: Decade #1" went from 21 to 17. Chris Stapleton was at 28 with "From A Room: Volume 2," up 3. Morgan Wallen was at 30 with "If I Know Me," up 3.

Mitchell Tenpeny's self-titled EP went from 41 to 35. Eric Church was 42nd with "Mr. Misunderstood," up 4. Brad Paisley came in at 43 with "Hits Alive," up 5.

On the songs chart, Dan + Shay were second with "Tequila," FGL third with "Simple," Kane Brown fourth with "Heaven" and Old Dominion fifth with "Hotel Key."

Comb was sixth with "She Got the Best of Me," up three. Russell Dickerson's "Blue Tacoma" was up three to eighth. Dan + Shay were also at 16 with "Speechless," up 3. Maren Morris was 20th with "Rich," up 3. Bentley's "Burning Man," featuring Brothers Osborne, was up 4 to 23.

Underwood jumped 10 to 26 with "Love Wins." Kip Moore was 28th with "Last Shot," up 3. Brett Young debuted at 32 with Here Tonight." Dolly Parton and Sia were 37th with "Here I Am" in their debut week. Newcomer Riley Green was 39th with "There Was This Girl," up 7. Underwood debuted at 49 with "Drinking Alone."

Punch Brothers led the Bluegrass Albums chart with "All Ashore." The Wailin' Jennys were second with "Fifteen," Molly Tuttle third with her "Rise EP,' The Devil makes Three fourth with "Chains Are Broken" and Steve 'N' Seagulls fifth with Gainesville.

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first "Traveller" and second with "From A Room: Volume 1." Hozier was third with his self-titled disc, "Simon And Garfunkel's Greatest Hits" fourth and The Lumineers "Cleopatra" at five.

On the overall top 200, Underwood was first, Combs 18th, Aldean 22nd, Willie Nelson 36th with "My Way," his Frank Sinatra tribute and Brown 45th.


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