Thursday, July 7, 2011
– Blake Shelton once again rules the Billboard Country Songs chart , for the week ending July 16, with Honey Bee,
while Jason Aldean leads the Country Albums chart with "My Kinda Party." He regained the top spot from Justin Moore, whose "Outlaws Like Me" fell to third.
On the album chart, Scotty McCreery's "American Idol Season 10 Highlights" debuted in second. "Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton" jumped from 11 to 4. Brad Paisley's "This is Country Music" was in fifth. Lauren Alaina's "American Idol Season 10 Highlights" debuted in sixth.
Dolly Parton debuted in 11th with "Better Day." "Number One Hits" from Tim McGraw was up 3 to 18. Billy Ray Cyrus debuted at 24 with "I'm American." Keith Urban was up 3 to 26 with "Get Closer."
On the song chart, The Band Perry was up one to two with You Lie. Justin Moore was in third, up two, with If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away. Aldean landed in fourth, up two, with Dirt Road Anthem. Chris Young moved to fifth, down one, with Tomorrow.
Billy Currington stood at 16, up 3, with Love Done Gone. Rodney Atkins also climbed 3 spots, to 18, with Take a Back Road.
The big mover was Keith Urban, whose Long Hot Summer went into high gear - going from 41 to 26.
On the bluegrass album chart, Alison Krauss & Union Station claimed the number one spot again with "Paper Airplane." Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers were second with "Rare Bird Alert," switching with "Follow Me Down" from Sarah Jarosz. Dierks Bentley stayed fourth with "Up on Ridge." The Wailin' Jennys were fifth with "Bright Morning Stars."
On the overall top 200, Aldean was 6th, McCreery 10th, Moore 13th, Shelton 18th and Paisley 21st. While not on the country chart, Gillian Welch's "The Harrow & The Harvest" debuted in 20th.