Thursday, February 16, 2012
– Dierks Bentley debuted atop the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending Feb. 25 with "Home" taking over for Tim McGraw's "Emotional Traffic," which fell to fifth. The Band Perry remained first on the Billboard Country Songs chart with All Your Life.
Bentley assumed the top from Jason Aldean, who was second with "My Kinda Party." Lady Antebellum was third with "Own the Night" and Luke Bryan fourth with "tailgates & tanlines."
Blake Shelton's "Red River Blue" climbed from 14 to 10. "Icon: George Strait" jumped from 25 to 18, while "Icon: Josh Turner" had an even better week. What had been 29 is now 20. A tribute to Waylon Jennings, "The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, Vol. II," debuted at 34.
On the song chart, Keith Urban was second with You Gotta Fly, switching spots with You by Chris Young, now third. Kenny Chesney was fourth with Reality, up one, changing places with Bryan and I Don't Want This Night to End. Jake Owen made it into the top 10 with Alone With You, up 2 to ninth.
Montgomery Gentry was at 13 with Where I Come From, up 3, while Rascal Flatts' Banjo jumped 4 to 15. Miranda Lambert was 16 with Over You, moving up from 21. The Trouble With Girls by Scotty McCreery went from 22 to 19. McGraw's new single, Better Than I Used to Be, was up 3 to 20.
Newcomer Kip Moore's Somethin' 'Bout a Truck climbed 4 to 21. Brantley Gilbert's You Don't Know Her Like I Do jumped 5 to 22, while Craig Morgan's This Ole Boy was up 3 to 23.
The movement up the charts continued for Zac Brown Band, at 24, with No Hurry, up 6, and Aldean with Fly Over States, jumping from 33 to 25.
On the bluegrass chart, the top three stayed the same: "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" first, "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile second and "Paper Airplane" from Alison Krauss & Union Station third. "The Goad Rodeo Sessions: (Live from the House of Blues)" debuted in fourth with "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers fifth.
On the overall top 200, Bentley debuted in 7th, Aldean 16th, Lady Antebellum 17th, Bryan 19th and McGraw 20th.