FGL, Cash top charts
Thursday, April 3, 2014
– Florida Georgia Line again led the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending April 12 with "This is How We Roll." The late Johnny Cash, who died in 2003, is numero uno on the albums chart with "Out Among the Stars," a collection of three-decades old songs found two years ago.
Brantley Gilbert stayed second on the songs chart with "Bottoms Up." Blake Shelton was again third with "Doin' What She Likes" and Jerrod Niemann fourth with "Drink To That All Night." Luke Bryan jumped from nine to five with "Play It Again." Miranda Lambert stood at 13 with "Automatic," up four. Justin Moore moved up three to 17 with "Lettin' the Night Roll."
Cash assumed the top spot on the album chart from Eric Church's "The Outsiders," which slipped to second. Jerrod Niemann debuted in third with "High Noon." Bryan stayed fourth with "Crash My Party" with FGL fifth with "Here's to the Good Times."
Garth Brooks was at 17, up five, with "Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences."
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell stood in first with "Live." Alan Jackson was second with "The Bluegrass Album." James King was third with "Three Chords and the Truth." Special Consensus & Friends" debuted in fourth with "Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver." Martin and Brickell were also fifth with "Love Has Come For You."
On the overall top 200, Cash debuted in 3rd, Church 17th, Niemann 18th, Bryan 21st and FGL 24th.
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