Thursday, June 26, 2014
– Luke Bryan took over the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending July 5 with "Play It Again," displacing himself and friends Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll." Willie Nelson led the Country Albums chart with "Band of Brothers" in its debut week.
Last week's number one of all albums in the U.S., "Platinum" by Miranda Lambert, on the Top Country Albums chart. Brantley Gilbert was third with "Just As I Am," Bryan fourth with "Crash My Party" and Florida Georgia Line fifth with "Here's to the Good Times."
Chris Young was up 5 to 15 with "A.M" as was Dan + Shay with "Where IT AlL Began, at 21. Chase Rice's "Ready Set Roll" EP stood at 24, up 5. Tyler Farr was 25th with "Redneck Crazy," up 7.
Elsewhere on the songs chart, Jake Owen was second with "Beachin'," Florida Georgia Line third with "This Is How We Roll," Blake Shelton fourth with "My Eyes" featuring Gwen Sebastian, and Dierks Bentley fifth with "Drunk on a Plane."
Lady Antebellum went from 10 to 6 with "Bartender." Joe Nichols also jumped four, to ninth, with "Yeah" as did Brad Paisley with "River Bank" at 12, Dustin Lynch with "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)" and Tim McGraw's "Meanwhile Back At Mama's" with wife Faith Hill at 16.
Kenny Chesney debuted at 17 with "American Kids." Chase Rice was 19th with "Ready Set Roll," up 3. Cole Swindell broke into the top 25 with "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight" at 24, up 2. Eli Young's "Dust" closed out the top 25, up 2.
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek continued its dominance with "A Dotted Line" first for the 12th straight week. Alan Jackson was second with "The Bluegrass Album" and Steve Martin and Edie Brickell third with "Love Has Come For You." Balsam Range debuted in fourth with "Five." Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Brickell was fifth with "Live."
On the overall top 200 album chart, Nelson was 5th, Lambert 6th, Gilbert 10th, Bryan 20th and Florida Georgia Line 21st.