Hayes, Bryan split the charts
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Hayes, Bryan split the charts

Thursday, May 15, 2014 – Hunter Hayes debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with "Storyline," while Luke Bryan topped the Hot Country Songs chart again with "Play It Again" for the week ending May 24.

Florida Georgia Line was second on the songs chart with "This Is How We Roll," featuring Bryan. Brantley Gilbert was third with "Bottoms Up," one ahead of "Get Me Some of That" from Thomas Rhett. Rascal Flatts was fifth with "Rewind." Blake Shelton was a big mover with "My Eyes." The song featuring Gwen Sebastian jumped from 21 to 10.

Joe Nichols was at 17, up 3, with "Yeah." Brad Paisley jumped 5 to 18 with "River Bank," the first single from his next disc. Gilbert also debuted at 19 with "17 Again." George Strait closed out the top 25 with "I Got a Car," up 1.

Hayes edged out Bryan's "Crash My Party," which fell to second on the albums chart. Florida Georgia Line was third with "Here's to the Good Times." "Nashville: The Music of Nashville: Season 2: Volume 2" debuted in fourth. Eric Church stood in fifth with "The Outsiders."

Dierks Bentley went from 10 to 7 with "Riser." Martina McBride also climbed 3, to 11, with "Everlasting." The "Nashville: Season 2: Volume 1" soundtrack shifted up 5 spots to 13. Lady Antebellum's "Golden" moved to 22, up 3. The Band Perry went from 28 to 23 with "Pioneer." The late Ray Price debuted at 24 with "Beauty Is...: The Final Sessions." Darius Rucker's "True Believers" was back in the top 25, at 25, up 2.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek's "A Dotted Line" led for the sixth straight week. Alan Jackson was second with "The Bluegrass Album." "Live" by Steve Martina and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell was third. The Steep Canyon Rangers also were fourth with "Tell the Ones I Love," up four. The Devil makes three jumped six to fifth with "I'm a Stranger Here."

On the Billboard top 200, Hayes was 3rd, Bryan 7th, Florida Georgia Line 11th, Nashville 13th and Church 25th .


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