Thursday, May 9, 2013
– Kenny Chesney had the top selling disc in the U.S. with "Life on a Rock" for the week ending May 18, which also meant he led the Country Albums chart. Florida Georgia Line stayed atop the Billboard Country Songs chart with Cruise.
Blake Shelton was second on the albums chart with "Based on a True Story..." Randy Rogers Band debuted in third with "Trouble." The Band Perry was fourth with "Pioneer," one ahead of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times."
The "Nashville: Season 1: Volume 1" soundtrack made it back into the top 40 with the disc at 28. Randy House was 30th with "How Country Feels," up 3. William Clark Green debuted at 34 with "Rose Queen." The late George Jones made it back onto the charts with "The Great LOST Hits" at 35, up 16.
On the songs chart, Darius Rucker remained second with Wagon Wheel. In fact, the first seven songs remained the same. Blake Shelton was third with Boys 'Round Here featuring Pistol Annies & Friends; Miranda Lambert fourth with Mama's Broken Heart and Florida Georgia Line fifth with Get Your Shine On. Luke Bryan broke into the top 10 with his new single Crash My Party at nine, up three. Hunter Hayes was 10th with I Want Crazy, up five.
Billy Currington was the biggest mover by far. Hey Girl jumped from 47 to 19 in its second week out. Carrie Underwood jumped from 31 to 23 with See You Again.
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell were first with "Love Has Come For You" for the second straight week. "Deep Roots" from Steven Curtis Chapman was second, "Carry Me Back" from Old Crow Medicine Show third, "Stars and Satellites" from Trampled by Turtles fourth and "Nobody Knows You" from Steep Canyon Rangers fifth. Peter Rowan debuted in fifth with "The Old School." The Gibson Brothers debuted in seventh with "They Called It Music." Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen debuted in 10th with "On the Edge."
On the overall top 200, Shelton was 6th, Randy Rogers Band 9th, The Band Perry 13th and Florida Georgia Line 14th.