Thursday, December 11, 2014
– Tim McGraw sits atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Dec. 20 with "Shotgun Rider," while Garth Brooks is first on the Hot Country Albums chart with his CD "Man Against Machine." This is the 25th number one song for McGraw.
Carrie Underwood was second on the songs chart with "Something in the Water," her single from "Greatest Hits: Decade #1," which came out Tuesday. Duo Maddie & Tae stood in third with "Girl in a Country Song," one ahead of Brad Paisley and "Perfect Storm." Keith Urban rounded out the top five with "Somewhere in My Car."
Eric Church was up three to sixth with "Talladega." New artist RaeLynn's "God Made Girls" jumped 10 to the seven spot. Luke Bryan had an even bigger move. "I See You" went from 19 to 10 in its sixth week out.
Thomas Rhett was at 15, up 5, with "Make Me Wanna." "Mean to Me" from Brett Eldredge was at 17 this week, up 4. Jason Aldean's "Just Getting Started" was at 20, up 6. Blake Shelton's new single, "Lonely Tonight," featuring Ashley Monroe, also climbed 6 to be at 21. Chris Young closed out the top 25 with "Lonely Eyes," up 6.
On the Albums chart, Aldean was second with "Old Boots, New Dirt," one ahead of Darius Rucker's "Home for the Holidays." Florida Georgia Line was fourth with "Anything Goes" and George Strait fifth with "The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium." The compilation disc, "Christmas With Nashville," based on songs from artists in the TV show "Nashville" was at 8, up 12. Shelton was in ninth with his latest, "Bringing Back the Sunshine," up three.
Zac Brown Band was at 11 with "Greatest Hits So Far...," up 4. "Nashville Christmas" from various artists was up 7 to 14. Home Free's holiday disc, "Full of Cheer" was up 13 to 19. LeAnn Rimes' "One Christmas: Chapter 1 EP" was in 20th, up 22. Kentucky duo Sundy Best debuted at 22 with "Salvation City."
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn again topped the Bluegrass Albums chart with their self-titled disc. Keith and Kristyn Getty's "The Greengass Session" debuted in second. Alan Jackson was third with "The Bluegrass Album." Nickel Creek held fifth with "A Dotted Line." Daves Highway stood in sixth with "An Acoustic Christmas."
Brook was 8th on the overall top 200 disc, Aldean 20th, Rucker 25th, Florida Georgia Line 28th and Sam Hunt's "Montevallo" 36th. The Hot Country Albums chart and the top 200 use different measures for the albums.