Combs doubles up once more

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Luke Combs notched a chart double on the Billboard chart for the week ending May 11. He led the Top Country Albums chart with "This One's For You" and was first on the Hot Country Songs chart with "Beautiful Crazy."

On the songs chart, Morgan Wallen was second with "Whiskey Glasses," Blake Shelton third with "God's Country," Chase Rice fourth with "Eyes on You" and Kane Brown fifth with "Good As You."

Dan + Shay moved four spots to sixth with "Speechless." Eli Young Band made the top 10 with "Love Ain't," up 3 to 10. Brantley Gilbert's "What Happens in a Small Town" with Lindsay Ell was 26th, up 3.

Justin Moore was 30th, up 4, with "The Ones Who Didn't Make It Back Home." Runaway June held the 33rd spot with "Buy My Own Drinks," up 3. Rascal Flatts was at 37 with "Back to Life," up 3. Dierks Bentley went from 44 to 41 with "Living." Mitchell Tenpenny debuted at 42 with "Alcohol You Later." Midland debuted at 43 with "Mr. Lonely." Morgan Evans was at 44 with "Day Drunk," up 5. Chris Janson debuted at 49 with "Good Vibes," one ahead of Jimmie Allen's debut of "Make Me Want To."

On the albums chart, Dan + Shay were second with their self-titled disc. Dylan Scott debuted in third with his "Nothing To Do Town" EP. Chris Stapleton held fourth with "Traveller." Maren Morris was fifth with "GIRL."

Morgan Wallen was up five to seventh with "If I Know Me." George Strait was one back in eighth with "Honky Tonk Time Machine," also up five. Taylor Swift jumped from 38 to 20 with "Red." Randy Rogers Band debuted at 24 with "Hellbent." Swift also was 29th with "Fearless," up 15.

Tenpenny was 35th with "Telling All My Secrets," up 4. "This is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits" was up 9 to 40.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steven Curtis Chapman remained first for the fourth week with "Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows." The "Bluegrass Gospel" compilation was second. Mandolin Orange held third with "Tides of a Teardrop." Gangstagrass was fourth with "Pocket Full of Fire: Gangstagrass Live." The Gibson Brothers were fifth with "Mockingbird."

The top album on the Americana/Folk Album chart was Stapleton's "Traveller." Kacey Musgraves was second with "Golden Hour," Rodrigo y Gabriela third with "Mettavolution in its debut week. Josh Ritter debuted in fourth with "Fever Breaks." The Mountain Goats entered the charts with "In League with Dragons."

On the overall top 200, Combs was 16th, Dan + Shay 35th, Scott 50th, Stapleton 55th and Morris 57th.

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