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Bryan, McBride top Billboard

Thursday, April 17, 2014 – Luke Bryan again is number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Play It Again." Martina McBride has the top selling country disc in the U.S. for the week ending April 26 with "Everlasting."

Bryan took over the top of the Hot Country Songs chart from "This is How We Roll" from Florida Georgia Line. The song features Bryan. Brantley Gilbert was third with "Bottoms Up." Eric Church was fourth with "Give Me Back My Hometown." Jerrod Niemann held the fifth spot with "Drink To That All Night."

Miranda Lambert jumped six to sixth with "Automatic." Rascal Flatts' "Rewind" was in seventh, up three. Jake Owen was at 14 with "Beachin'," up 3. The Band Perry was at 21, up 6, with "Chainsaw." Lee Brice's "I Don't Dance" was up 3 to 22.

On the albums chart, Luke Bryan was second with "Crash My Party," Florida Georgia Line third with "Here's to the Good Times," Johnny Cash fourth with "Out Among the Stars" and Eric Church fifth with "The Outsiders."

Last week's chart topper, Dan + Shay fell to sixth with "Where It All Began." Kacey Musgraves jumped from 13 to 7 with "Same Trailer Different Park."

George Strait jumped from 19 to 11 with "Love Is Everything." Darius Rucker moved from 26 to 19 with "True Believers."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek remained first with "A Dotted Line." "The Bluegrass Album" from Alan Jackson stayed second. The Infamous Stringdusters were third with "Let It Go," Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell fourth with "Live and Steve Ivey's "Best of Bluegrass: Collector's Edition" fifth.

On the overall top 200 chart, McBride was 7th, Bryan 8th, Florida Georgia Line 10th, Cash 11th and Church 14th.

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