Tuesday, May 24, 2016
– Keith Urban pulled "Ripcord" into the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending June 4 in its chart debut. Florida Georgia Line led the Hot Country Songs chart again with "H.OL.Y."
On the songs chart, Blake Shelton was second with "Came Here to Forget," one ahead of Dierks Bentley's "Somewhere on a Beach." Tim McGraw was fourth with "Humble And Kind." Thomas Rhett remained fifth with "T-Shirt."
Keith Urban jumped from 25 to 11 with "The Fighter," which features Carrie Underwood. She was at 13 with "Church Bells," up 4. Adam Wakefield, who is on The Voice, debuted at 18 with "I'm Sorry." David Nail made the top 25 with "Night's on Fire," at 25, up 1.
On the albums chart, Jennifer Nettles debuted in second with "Playing With Fire." Cole Swindell was third with "You Should Be Here." Chris Stapleton was fourth with "Traveller" and Joey + Rory fifth with "Hymns."
"Bright Star: A New Musical" from Steve Martin once again led the Bluegrass Albums chart. Martin & Edie Brickell were second with "So Familiar." Punch Brothers remained third with "The Phosphorescent Blues." Flatt Lonesome's "Runaway Train" was fourth. "Bluegrass Classics Collection: Power Picks 75 Classics," a compilation, was fifth.
"Nashville:" The Music of Nashville, Season 4: Volume 2" debuted in 12th. Zac Brown Band was 21st with "Jekyll + Hyde." Cimorelli, a sextet of sisters, debuted in 24th with "Up At Night."
On the overall top 200, Urban was 6th, Nettles 10th, Swindell 12th, Stapleton 13th and Rhett 33rd. The top 200 and country charts use different criteria.