Combs leads five charts

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – Luke Combs led all five Billboard country charts for the week ending March 9 with "This One's for You" as the top selling country CD in the U.S. and "Beautiful Crazy" on the Hot Country Songs chart. He also topped the Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales.

On the songs chart, Dan + Shay were second with "Tequila," Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line third with "Meant to Be," Jordan Davis fourth with "Take It From Me," up four, and Scotty McCreery fifth with "This Is It."

Chris Stapleton was seventh with "Millionaire," up three. Midland moved four spots to 12 with "Burn Out." Kane Brown jumped 10 to 16 with "Good As You." Carrie Underwood was at 20 with "Love Wins," up 5. Maren Morris was 26th with "Girl," up 3. George Strait also moved up 3, to 31, with "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar." Morris also debuted at 34 with "The Bones." Dan + Shay were up 4 to 35 with "All to Myself." Thomas Rhett debuted at 37 with "Look What God Gave Her." Maddie & Tea were 42nd with" Friends Don't," up 3. Carly Pearce stood at 44 with "Closer to You," up 4. Adam Hambrick debuted at 50 with "Rockin' All Night Long."

On the albums chart, Florida Georgia Line dropped to second with "Can't Say I Ain't Country." Kacey Musgraves was third with "Golden Hour," Dan + Shay fourth with their self-titled release and Stapleton fifth with "Traveller."

Strait moved up 3 to 10 with "50 Number Ones." Brett Young's self-titled release was up 3 to 11. "California Sunrise" from Jon Pardi was 12th, up 3. Morgan Wallen's "If I Know Me" was up 5 to 14. "Reloaded 20 #1 Hits" from Blake Shelton was up 5 to 17. Stapleton was 19th with "From A Room: Volume 2," up 4. Luke Bryan's "What Makes You Country' moved up 3 to 24. Sam Hunt's "Montevallo" was up 3 to 27.

Rhett was 29th with "Tangled Up," moving up 4. Mitchel Tenpenny was 31st with "Telling All My Secrets," up 3. Bryan was also 32nd with "Crash My Party," up 6. Dierks Bentley's "The Mountain" was up 3 to 33. "On the Rocks" from Midland moved up 7 to 34. Brooks & Dunn's "The Greatest Hits Collection" from Brooks & Dunn jumped 6 to 36.

Morris was at 40 with "Hero," up 7. "Greatest Hits, Volume 1" from Rascal Flatts moved from 46 to 42, "Greatest Hits: Decade #1" from Underwood was 45 this past week, up 5. Brad Paisley went from 50 to 46 with "Hits Alive."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Mandolin Orange held first with "Tides of a Teardrop." Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn were second with "Echo in the Valley." The Way Down Wanderers debuted at three with "Illusions," while Carolina Blue debuted in fourth with "I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me."

Musgraves was first on the Americana/Folk Albums chart with "Golden Hour." Stapleton was second with "Traveller," Mumford & Sons third with "Delta" and Stapleton fourth and fifth with "From A Room: Volume 1" and "From A Room: Volume 2."

On the top 200 chart, Combs was 19th, Florida Georgia Line 22nd, Musgrave 39th, Dan + Shay 43rd and Stapleton 49th with "Traveller."

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