Thursday, December 18, 2014
– Carrie Underwood debuted in first on the Billboard Country Albums chart with "Greatest Hits: Decade #1," while Tim McGraw occupies the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Dec. 27 with "Shotgun Rider."
Underwood's "Something in the Water" is second on the songs chart. Eric Church climbed three to third with "Talladega." Brad Paisley stayed in fourth with "Perfect Storm." Craig Wayne Boyd, who won The Voice this week, debuted in seventh with the gospel song "The Old Rugged Cross."
Randy Houser was 19th with "Like a Cowboy," up 3. Chase Bryant closed out the top 25 with "Take It On Back," up 1.
Garth Brooks was second on the album chart with "Man Against Machine." Jason Aldean held third with "Old Boots, New Dirt." "Anything Goes" from Florida Georgia Line was fourth. Darius Rucker held fifth with "Home for the Holidays." "Nashville: The Music of Season 3: Volume 1" debuted in 10th.
Home Free's holiday disc, "Full of Cheer" was 12th, up 7. The compilation "NOW That's What I Call Country: Volume 7" was in 22nd, up 3.
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn led the Bluegrass Albums chart again with their self-titled debut. Nickel Creek was second with "A Dotted Line," Alan Jackson third with "The Bluegrass Album," "Bluegrass Gospel" compilation was fourth and Hot Rize's "When I'm Free" fifth.
The overall top 200 found Underwood 4th, Brooks 10th, Aldean 18th, Florida Georgia Line 24th and Rucker 30th.