Rice, Aldean top country charts
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Rice, Aldean top country charts

Thursday, August 28, 2014 – Chase Rice debuts at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending Sept. 6 with "Ignite the Night," and Jason Aldean leads the Hot Country Songs chart with "Burnin' It Down."

Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt" was second on the songs chart, followed by Kenny Chesney's "American Kids," Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane" and Lady Antebellum's "Bartender."

Luke Bryan climbed from 12 to 8 with "Roller Coaster," while Dustin Lynch jumped from 14 to 9 with "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)." Blake Shelton's "Neon Light" skyrocketed from 41 to 18. Big & Rich closed out the top 25 with "Look at You," up 2.

On the albums chart, "Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue" debuted in second. Last week's number one, "Crash My Party" from Bryan was third. Brantley Gilbert was fourth with "Just As I Am," one ahead of Miranda Lambert's Platinum."

Joel Crouse debuted at 20 with "Even the River Runs." A tribute disc to "Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited" debuted at 23.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek led with "A Dotted Line." Alan Jackson held second with "The Bluegrass Album." Steep Canyon Rangers placed third with "Tell the Ones I Love." Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell were fourth with "Live." Jonathan Widger, Sarah Moore and Randy Nichols held fifth with "Timeless Treasures: Bluegrass Gospel." Rob McCoury debuted in seventh with "The 5 String Flamethrower."

On the overall top 200, Rice was third, Motley Crue 5th, Bryan 11th, Gilbert 18th and Lambert 19th.

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