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Bryan, Eldredge top charts

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 – Luke Bryan ended the reign of Sam Hunt atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. "Strip It Down" is first for the week ending Oct. 3 with Hunt's "House Party" dropping to fourth. Brett Eldredge topped the Country Albums chart with "Illinois," his second disc.

Bryan was second on the albums chart with "Kill the Lights." Hunt was third with "Montevallo," Zac Brown Band fourth with "Jekyll + Hyde" and Eric Church fifth with "The Outsiders." Kacey Musgraves moved up 4 to 13 with "Pageant Material." Kelsea Ballerini was at 20, up 4, with "The First Time."

Old Dominion broke into the top 10 with "Break Up With Him" at 10, up 2. Blake Shelton was at 18 with "Gonna," up 3. Tim McGraw also was up third - at 22 - with "Top of the World." Ballerini closed out the top 25 with her new single "Dibs," up 1.

Steep Canyon Rangers was first on the Bluegrass Albums chart with "Radio." Dailey & Vincent were second with "Alive! In Concert." The SteelDrivers held third with "The Muscle Shoals Recordings," Punch Brother fourth with "The Phosphorescent Blues" and Ralph Stanley fifth with "Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow."

On the overall top 200, Eldredge was 3rd, Bryan 6th, Hunt 15th, Zac Brown Band 37th and Florida Georgia Line 40th. The top 200 and country albums charts use different criteria.

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