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Aldean, Bryan lead Billboard

Thursday, August 21, 2014 – Jason Aldean is first again on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 30 with "Burnin' It Down." Luke Bryan led the Country Albums chart with "Crash My Party."

On the songs chart, Florida Georgia Line was second "Dirt," Kenny Chesney third with "American Kids," Dierks Bentley fourth with "Drunk on a Plane" and Lady Antebellum fifth with "Bartender."

New duo Maddie & Tae were at 17 with "Girl in a Country Song," up 8. Keith Urban was at 25, up 2, with his new single "Somewhere in My Car."

On the albums chart, Brantley Gilbert was second with "Just As I Am." Miranda Lambert stayed third with "Platinum." Florida Georgia Line held fourth with "Here's to the Good Times." Sam Hunt debuted in fifth with his EP "X2C."

Willie Nelson stood at 19 with "Band of Brothers," up 3.

Thomas Rhett jumped 7 to 21 with "It Goes Like This." Dan + Shay also was up 7, to 22, with "Where It All Began." Home Free jumped 13 to 24 at "Crazy Life." Chris Young closed the top 25 with "A.M.," up 5.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek was first yet again with "A Dotted Line." Alan Jackson was second with "The Bluegrass Album." Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen debuted in third with "Cold Spell." The Isaacs held the fourth spot with "The Living Years," up six. The Devil Makes Three were in fifth with "I'm a Stranger Here."

On the overall top 200, Bryan was 10th, Gilbert 22nd, Lambert 23rd, Florida Georgia Line 28th and Hunt 36th.


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