Thursday, April 24, 2014
– Luke Bryan scored a chart double. He tops the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Play It Again" for the week ending May 3. Bryan also was first on the Top Country Albums chart with "Crash My Party."
On the songs chart, Bryan was part of the second ranking song, "This Is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line as he sings on the track. Brantley Gilbert remained third with "Bottoms Up." Jerrod Niemann was fourth with "Drink To That All Night," and Eric Church held the fifth spot with "Give Me Back My Hometown." Dan + Shay scored their first top 10 hit with "19 You + Me" at 10, up 1.
Lee Brice moved up 5 to 17 with "I Don't Dance." Dustin Lynch was a huge mover as "Where It's At" skyrocketed from 48 to 19 in its second week out. Joe Nichols was at 23 with "Yeah," up 4.
On the albums chart, Florida Georgia Line also was second with "Here's to the Good Times." Church was in third with "The Outsiders." Johnny Cash's "Out Among the Stars" was fourth. Jessie James Decker's "Comin Home" EP debuted in fifth. Last week's number one, "Everlasting" by Martina McBride, fell to sixth.
Randy Rogers Band debuted at 11 with "Homemade Tamales: Live At Floore's." The sister duo, The Secret Sisters, debuted at 18 with "Put Your Needle Down." The late Ray Price debuted at 22 with "Beauty Is...: The Final Sessions." Rodney Crowell debuted at 25 with "Tarpaper Sky."
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek was first for the third straight week with "A Dotted Line." Alan Jackson held second with "The Bluegrass Album." Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell was third with "Live." "Let It Go" from The Infamous Stringdusters was fourth with Martin & Brickell's "Love Has Come For You" fifth.
On the Billboard 200 chart, Bryan was 6th, FGL 14th, Church 15th, Cash 23rd and Decker 28th.