Thursday, May 22, 2014
– Rascal Flatts debuted atop the Billboard Country Albums" chart for the week ending May 31 with "Rewind," while Luke Bryan was still first on the Hot Country Songs chart with "Play It Again."
On the albums chart, Dolly Parton debuted in second with "Blue Smoke." Last week's number one, "Storyline" from Hunter Hayes, was third. Bryan was fourth with "Crash My Party" and Florida Georgia Line fifth with "Here's to the Good Times."
Indie artist Sturgill Simpson debuted at 11 with "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music." Jake Owen stood at 16 with "Days of Gold," up 3, while Thomas Rhett was at 17, up 3, with "Goes Like This." Scotty McCreery was the biggest mover with "See You Tonight" jumping from 36 to 25. He may have been helped by an appearance on The Voice last week.
On the songs chart, Florida Georgia Line was second again with "This is How We Roll," which also features Bryan. Brantley Gilbert remained third with "Bottoms Up." Rascal Flatts' "Rewind" held fourth, one ahead of "Beachin'" from Jake Owen, which climbed three slots. Brett Eldredge was at eight with "Beat of the Music," up three.
Dustin Lynch's "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)" stood at 20, up 3. Dierks Bentley was the big mover with "Drunk on a Plane" at 21, up 6. Jake Worthington, who was a finalist on The Voice," debuted at 23 with "Heaven."
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek held onto first with "A Dotted Line" with Alan Jackson second with "The Bluegrass Album" and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell third with "Live." The Devil Makes Three were fourth with "I'm a Stranger Here." Martin and Brickell were fifth with "Love Has Come for You."
On the overall top 200, Rascal Flatts was 5th, Parton 6th, Hayes 9th, Bryan 12th and Florida Georgia Line 15th.