Thursday, March 12, 2015
– Sam Hunt yet again doubled up on the Billboard charts. He leads the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Take Your Time" for the week ending March 21 and the albums chart with "Montevallo."
On the songs chart, Zac Brown Band jumped from seven to two with "Homegrown." "Lonely Tonight" from Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe was third. Cold Swindell stayed fourth with "Ain't Worth the Whiskey." Brett Eldredge was one back with "Mean to Me."
Darius Rucker stood at 10 with "Homegrown Honey," up 3. A Thousand Horse's first charting single, "Smoke," was up 4 to 15. Keith Urban moved 5 spots to 16 with "Raise 'Em Up," also featuring Eric Church. Kenny Chesney joined the top 25 with "Wild Child," at 24, up 2. The song features Grace Potter. Tim McGraw rounded out the top 25 with "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools," which features Catherine Dunn, up 3.
On the albums chart, Shania Twain was second with "Shania: Still The One: Live From Las Vegas," up from 31. The release is a CD/DVD. Jason Aldean was third again with "Old Boots, New Dirt." Florida Georgia Line remained fourth with "Anything Goes." Carrie Underwood also stayed fifth with "Greatest Hits: Decade #1."
Zac Brown Band's "Greatest Hits So Far..." was up 8 to 11. George Strait was 13th with "The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium." Asleep at the Wheel debuted at 14 with "Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys." Swindell's self-titled release was 15th, up 5. A compilation disc, "The Average Joes DJ's Present: Mud in the Club, Volume 1," debuted at 16.
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Punch Brothers were again first with "Phosphorescent Blues." Robert Earl was second with "Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions," Ralph Stanley third with "Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow," Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn fourth with a self-titled disc and the "Bluegrass Gospel" compilation fifth.
On the overall top 200 chart, Hunt was 17th, Underwood 40th, Aldean 44th, Florida Georgia Line 48th and Luke Bryan 53rd with "Crash My Party."