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FGL, Bryan lead charts

Thursday, January 9, 2014 – Florida Georgia Line stayed number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Jan. 18 with "Stay," while Luke Bryan reclaimed the top of the Top Country Albums chart with "Crash My Party."

On the songs chart, Bryan was second with "Drink a Beer," David Nail third with "Whatever She's Got," Bryan also in fourth with "That's My Kind of Night" and Cole Swindell fifth with "Chillin' It."

Frankie Ballard went from 21 to 17 with "Helluva Life," while Dierks Bentley jumped five to 18 with "I Hold On." Danielle Bradbery was at 19, up three, with "The Heart of Dixie." Jerrod Niemann's new single, "Drink To That All Night," stood at 20th, up five.

New act Dan + Shay were at 23, up four with "19 You + Me." Randy Houser was at 23, up five, with "Goodnight Kiss." Thompson Square jumped six to 25 with "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About."

Bryan took over the top of the albums chart from Garth Brooks' box set "Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences," which was second. Florida Georgia Line held third with "Here's to the Good Times." Jake Owen jumped eight to fourth with "Days of Gold." Blake Shelton was fifth with "Based on a True Story..." Kacey Musgraves jumped from 20 to nine with "Same Trailer Different Park." Zac Brown Band's "The Grohl Sessions: Vol. 1" skyrocketed from 26 to 10.

Thomas Rhett was at 16 with "It Goes Like This," up three. Parmalee also was up three - to 21 - with "Feels Like Carolina." Chris Young's "A.M." was up four to 24.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Alan Jackson again led with "The Bluegrass Album." Steve Martin and Edie Brickell stayed second with "Love Has Come For You," The Devil Makes Three third with "I'm a Stranger Here," Trampled by Turtles fourth with "Live At First Avenue" and James Kind fifth with "Three Chords And the Truth."

On the overall top 200, Bryan was 7th , Brooks 14th, FGL 16th , Owen 29th and Shelton 50th.

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