Florida Georgia Line, Shelton top Billboard

Thursday, July 24, 2014 – Florida Georgia Line remains first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 2 with "Dirt." Blake Shelton jumped from 12 to 1 with "Based on a True Story..."on the albums chart. The disc benefited from a deep discount on Amazon.

Kenny Chesney and Dierks Bentley remained two-three with "American Kids" and "Drunk on a Plane" on the songs chart. Lady Antebellum was fourth with "Bartender." Lee Brice was fifth with "I Don't Dance." Chris Young made into the top 10 with "Whom I Am With You," at 9, up 2.

Tim McGraw moved up 4 to 11 with "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," which features his wife, Faith Hill. Newcomer Sam Hunt was at 12 with "Leave the Night On," up 5. Dustin Lynch's "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)" was at 15, up 3. Cole Swindell also moved up 2 spots, to 18, with "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight." Luke Bryan was the biggest mover as "Roller Coaster" was up 8 to 19. Frankie Ballard stood at 22, up 3, with "Sunshine & Whiskey."

Little Big Town broke into the top 25 as "Day Drinking" hit 24. Eric Church closed out the top 25 with "Cold One," at 25, up 4.

On the albums chart, last week's number one, "Platinum" by Miranda Lambert, fell to second. Brantley Gilbert was third with "Just As I Am," Bryan fourth with "Crash My Party" and "Here's to the Good Times" by Florida Georgia Line 5th.

Jake Owen stood at 11 with "Days of Gold," up 4. Sturgill Simpson jumped from 28 to 17 with "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music." Dan + Shay closed out the top 25 with "Where It All Began" at 25, up 8.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek maintained its stranglehold on first with "A Dotted Line." Alan Jackson was second with "The Bluegrass Album." Jonathan Widger, Sarah Moore and Randy Nichols were third with "Timeless Treasures: Bluegrass Gospel." "The Living Years" from The Isaacs was fourth, up seven. Flatt Lonesome debuted in fifth with "Too." Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver debuted at 10 with "Open Carefully, Message Inside."

On the overall top 200, Shelton was 10th, Lambert 13th, Gilbert 15th, Bryan 28th and Florida Georgia Line 32nd.

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