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Bryan dominates again

Thursday, August 29, 2013 – Luke Bryan dominated the Billboard charts once again by having the number one selling CD in the U.S. for the week ending Sept. 7 with "Crash My Party" and song with That's My Kind of Night.

Florida Georgia Line had the second and third songs on the Hot Country Songs chart with Cruise and Round Here. The latter moved up five slots. Jason Aldean's "Night Train" made a big jump from 11 to four. Brett Eldredge stayed fifth with Don't Ya.

Thomas Rhett was seventh with It Goes Like This, up three. Mine Would Be You from Blake Shelton stood at 17, up four. Train's Bruises featuring Ashley Monroe, was at 23, up seven.

On the albums charts, Florida Georgia Line was second with "Here's To the Good Times." The Lacs debuted in third with "Keep It Redneck." Shelton was fourth with "Based on a True Story..." Bryan also held the fifth position with "tailgates & tanlines."

Eric Church had a big jump with "Chief" jumping from 18 to 11 in its 109th week out. Charlie Worsham debuted at 12 with "Rubberband," his debut release. Zac Brown Band went from 26 to 20 with "Uncaged." Tracy Lawrence debuted at 26 with "headlights, Taillights & Radios." Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby entered the charts at 38 with "Cluck Ol' Hen: Live."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, "Cluck Ol' Hen: Live" was first. Last week's number one, "Living Years," from The Isaacs was second. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell were third with "Love Has Come For You." Old Crow Medicine Show was fourth with "Carry Me Back." "Best of Bluegrass: Collector's Edition" from Steve Ivey was fifth.

On the overall top 200, Jimmy Buffett debuted in fourth with "Songs from St. Somewhere," although the release was not on the country chart. Florida Georgia Line was 12th, The Lacs 23rd, Shelton 26th and Bryan 33rd.


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