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Bryan doubles up again

Thursday, October 31, 2013 – Luke Bryan celebrated another week of ruling the Billboard country charts. He was first on the Top Country Albums chart for the week ending Nov. 9 with "Crash My Party." He also was number one on the Country Songs chart with That's My Kind of Night.

Thomas Rhett had the number two song, It Goes Like This. Blake Shelton held onto third with Mine Would Be You, followed by Chris Young's Aw Naw. Tim McGraw rounded out the top five with Southern Girl.

Eric Church's new single, The Outsiders, skyrocketed from 50 to six in its second week out. Joe Nichols broke into the top 10 with Sunny and 75 at 10. Parmalee was 11th with Carolina, its second single, up three. Eli Young Band stood at 12th with Drunk Last Night, up three. Florida Georgia Line is climbing the charts - quickly - with Stay. The song was 14th, up seven.

The Band Perry was at 21 with Don't Let Me Be Lonely, up nine. Zac Brown Band was 23rd with Sweet Annie, up four. Cole Swindell rounded out the top 25 - at 25 - with Chillin' It.

Bryan took over the top of the albums chart from Scotty McCreery's "See You Tonight," which fell to second. Florida Georgia Line was third with "Here's to the Good Times," up three. Willie Nelson was fourth with "To All the Girls..." Cassadee Pope was fifth with "Frame By Frame."

Shelton jumped from 11 to 6 with "Based on a True Story..." Hunter Hayes was up five to 13 with his self-titled debut. Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" was at 17, up four. "NOW That's What I Call Country Volume 6" stood at 20, up 12. Songwriter Brandy Clark debuted at 28 with "12 Stories," which has gotten a lot of press. Little Big Town's "Tornado" was up three to 31. Kacey Musgraves' heralded debut, "Same Trailer Different Park" was up six to 33. "Nashville: The Music Of Nashville: Season 1: Volume 2" was up nine to 35.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Alan Jackson was first with "The Bluegrass Album" for the fifth straight week. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell were second with "Love Has Come For You." Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott were third with "Memories and Moments." Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby stood at fourth with "Cluck Ol' Hen: Live." The Isaacs were fifth with "The Living Years."

On the overall top 200, Bryan was 10th, McCreery 15th, FGL 18th, Nelson 19th and Pope 27th.


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