Paisley, Aldean burn up the charts

Thursday, September 4, 2014 – Brad Paisley debuted atop the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending Sept. 13 with "Moonshine in the Trunk." Jason Aldean's "Burnin' It Down" again led the Hot Country Songs chart.

The albums chart found Luke Bryan in second with "Crash My Party," Chase Rice, last week's number one artist, third with "Ignite the Night," the "Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue" fourth and Brantley Gilbert's "Just As I Am" fifth.

Cole Swindell's self-titled debut jumped from 13 to 8. Lenny Cooper debuted at 17 with "The Grind." George Strait jumped from 36 to 23 with "Love Is Everything." Duo Dan + Shay were up 3 to 24 with "Where It All Began."

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

Swindell climbed three to ninth with "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight." Darius Rucker debuted at 25 with "Homegrown Honey," the first single from his next disc.

Nickel Creek and Alan Jackson continued their one-two domination of the Bluegrass Albums chart with "A Dotted Line" and "The Bluegrass Album" respectively. Della Mae was third with "This World Oft Can Be." Steep Canyon Rangers held fourth with "Tell the Ones I Love." Jonathan Widger, Sarah Moore and Randy Nichols rounded out the top five with "Timeless Treasures: Bluegrass Gospel."

The Billboard Top 200 saw Paisley in 2nd, Bryan 15th, Rice 18th, the Motley Crue tribute 22nd and Gilbert 25th. Americana duo Shovels & Rope debuted at 21 with "Swimmin' Time."

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