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Brice, Aldean top charts

Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Lee Brice debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with "I Don't Dance," while Jason Aldean leads the Hot Country Songs chart again, for the week ending Sept. 28, with "Burnin' It Down."

On the albums chart, Dustin Lynch debuted in second with "Where It's At." Luke Bryan held third with "Crash My Party," one ahead of Brad Paisley's latest, "Moonshine in the Trunk." Brantley Gilbert was fifth with "Just As I Am."

Alabama debuted at six with its gospel disc, "Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites," a brand new release. Last week's number one, "Platinum" from Miranda Lambert, fell all the way to ninth.

Independent country act Sturgill Simpson jumped from 31 to 20 with "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music." Brothers Osborne debuted at 23 with a self-titled EP. Brett Eldredge jumped 9 to 24 with "Bring You Back."

Florida Georgia Line again is second on the songs chart with "Dirt." Kenny Chesney is third with "American Kids," Lynch fourth with "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)" and Bryan staying fifth with "Roller Coaster." Blake Shelton moved from 13 to 10 with his new single "Neon Light."

Aldean debuted at 18 with "Two Night Town" from his forthcoming CD. Big & Rich climbed 4 spots to 20th with "Look At You." Parmalee has a new song in the top 25 with "Close Your Eyes" at 23, up 5. Scotty McCreery's "Feelin' It" is at 24, up 3. Eldredge closed out the top 25 with "Mean To Me," up 8.

There's a new number one on the Bluegrass Albums chart. Greensky Bluegrass debuted in first with "If Sorrows Swim." Chris Thile of Nickel Creek and Edgar Meyer teamed up for "Bass & Mandolin," which debuted in second. Greensky Bluegrass took over for Nickel Creek's "A Dotted Line," which finally left the top spot and fell to third. Alan Jackson was fourth with "The Bluegrass Album" and Jonathan Widger, Sarah Moore and Randy Nichols fifth with "Timeless Treasures: Bluegrass Gospel."

On the overall top 200, Brice was 5th, Lynch 8th, Bryan 24th, Paisley 27th and Gilbert 32nd.

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