Hayes, FGL lead Billboard charts
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Hayes, FGL lead Billboard charts

Thursday, June 27, 2013 – Hunter Hayes topped the Billboard Country Albums chart with "Encore," his reissue of his debut disc, containing new material as well for the week ending July 6. Florida Georgia Line stayed first with Cruise on the Country Songs chart.

Blake Shelton was second on the songs chart with Boys 'Round Here, the song also featuring Pistol Annies. I Want Crazy from Hayes was third, up three. Darius Rucker was fourth with Wagon Wheel. Luke Bryan's Crash My Party was fifth.

New artist Tyler Farr was at 15 with Redneck Crazy, up 6. Danielle Bradbery, who won The Voice, debuted at 20 with Born to Fly. Florida Georgia Line was up 7 to 21 with Round Here.

On the Country Albums chart, Florida Georgia Line fell to second with "Here's to the Good Times." Shelton stayed third with "Based on a True Story..." Rucker was down two to fourth with "True Believers." "NOW That's What I Call Country Volume 6" was fifth.

Bradbery debuted at six with "The Voice: The Complete Season 4 Collection." Little Big Town went from 18 to 15 with "Tornado." The Swong Brothers debuted at 18 with "The Voice: The Complete Season 4 Collection." LoCash Cowboys debuted at 25 with its self-titled disc.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, the top four remain the same led by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's "Love Has Come For You." Steven Curtis Chapman was second with "Deep Roots," Old Crow Medicine Show third with "Carry Me Back," Dailey & Vincent fourth with "Brothers of the Highway" and Della Mae fifth with "This World Oft Can Be."

On the overall Top 200, Hayes was 7th, Florida Georgia Line 8th, Shelton 12th, Rucker 13th and "NOW" 18th.


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