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Bryan, Hunt chart at the top

Thursday, March 26, 2015 – Luke Bryan led the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the second straight week with "Spring Break...Checkin' Out" for the week ending April 4. Sam Hunt leads the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart again with "Take Your Time."

Hunt was second on the albums chart with "Montevallo," one ahead of Jason Aldean's "Old Boots, New Dirt." Florida Georgia Line was fourth with "Anything Goes." Chase Rice held fifth with "Ignite the Night."

Bryan was also ninth with "Crash My Party," up three. The biggest mover by far was Asleep at the Wheel's "Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys," jumping from 30 to 11.

Little Big Town's "Pain Killer" stood at 15, up 3. Kenny Chesney also moved 3, to 19, with "The Big Revival."

On the songs chart, Zac Brown Band and Cole Swindell were again second and third with "Homegrown" and "Ain't Worth the Whiskey." Chris Young's "Lonely Eyes" was fourth, up three. "Drinking Class" from Lee Bruce also was up three to fifth. Darius Rucker was sixth, moving up three, with "Homegrown Honey." Dierks Bentley climbed four to seventh with "Say You Do."

Florida Georgia Line jumped 10 to 18 with "Sippin' On Fire." Tim McGraw's "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools" moved up 4 to 21. Carrie Underwood's new single, "Little Toy Guns" was also up 4 to 22. Kelsea Ballerini was at 24 with "Love Me Like You Mean It," moving up 3 spots. Eric Church closed out the top 25 with "Like a Wrecking Ball," which climbed 5 places.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Punch Brothers were first again with "Phosphorescent Blues." Robert Earl Keen was second with "Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions," Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn third with their self-titled disc; "Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow" fourth and The Earls of Leicester fifth with its self-titled debut.

On the overall top 200, Bryan was 15th, Hunt 20th, FGL 36th, Underwood's "Greatest Hits: Decade #1" 43rd and Aldean 44th. The country albums and top 200 charts were different because different criteria were used.


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