Thursday, May 28, 2015
– Little Big Town's crush on the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart continues for the week ending June 6 because "Girl Crush" again leads the pack. A deluxe version of Brantley Gilbert's "Just As I Am" was the top selling country disc.
Luke Bryan had an incredible jump, going from 49 to 2 with "Kick the Dust Up," the first single from his forthcoming release. Sam Hunt was third with "Take Your Time." "Sangria" from Blake Shelton remained fourth. Florida Georgia Line was fifth with "Sippin' On Fire."
Kelsea Ballerini's first hit, "Love Me Like You Mean It," climbed five to eighth. Kenny Chesney was ninth with "Wild Child," a song he does with Grace Potter. The single moved up three spots. Brantley Gilbert was at 14, up 4, with "One Hell of an Amen." Thomas Rhett stood at 18 with "Crash and Burn," up 5. Zac Brown band made the top 25 with "Loving You Easy" at 24, up 2. Chris Janson closed out the top 25 with "Buy Me a Boat," up 4.
On the Top Country Albums chart, Zac Brown Band fell to second with "Jekyll + Hyde." Hunt was third with "Montevallo." Ballerini debuted in fourth with "The First Time," one ahead of Reba McEntire's "Love Somebody."
Little Big Town was sixth with "Painkiller," up 4. "Spring Break...Checkin' Out" by Bryan was up three to eighth.
"Alive! In Concert" from Dailey & Vincent led the Bluegrass Albums chart. Punch Brothers stood in second with "The Phosphorescent Blues," up four. Robert Earl Keen was third with "Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions," up two. Della Mae was fourth with its self-titled sophomore release. Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn came in fourth, up four, with their self-titled debut together.
On the Billboard 200 chart, Gilbert was 7th, Zac Brown Band 13th, Hunt 20th, Little Big Town 30th and Ballerini 31st. The top 200 and country albums charts use different criteria.