Tyler is somewhere - number one
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
– Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler debuted in first on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending Aug. 6 with "We're All Somebody From Somewhere." Florida Georgia Line continued its domination of the Hot Country Songs chart with "H.O.L.Y." still number one for the week ending Aug. 6
Last week's chart topper, "Traveller" from Chris Stapleton, slipped to second. David Nail debuted in third with "Fighter." Blake Shelton held fourth with "If I'm Honest." Keith Urban was fifth with "Ripcord."
On the songs chart, Miranda Lambert debuted in second with her new single "Vice." Dan + Shay were third, up four, with "From the Ground Up." Carrie Underwood was fourth with "Church Bells" and Eric Church fifth with "Record Year."
Chris Lane scored his first top 10 with"Fix" closing out the top 10, up 1. Dierks Bentley was at 11 with "Different for Girls" featuring Elle King, up 3. Jason Aldean debuted at 16 with "A Litlte More Summertime." Billy Currington moved up 4 to 22 with "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To." Kip Moore closed out the top 25 with "Running For You," up 2 spots.
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, The Earls of Leicester debuted in first with "Rattle & Roar." Sarah Jarosz, who had last week's number one with"Undercurrent," fell to second. "Bright Star: A New Musical" from Steve Martin and Edie Brickell was third. "Doyle Lawson was fourth with "Burden Bearer: Bluegrass Gospel And A Cappella Favorites," Sam Bush was fifth with "Storyman."
On the Folk/Americana chart, Stapleton was first led by The Lumineers' "Cleopatra." Michael Kiwanuka was third with "Love & Hate." The Avett Brothers held fourth with "True Sadness" and Paul Simon fifth with "Stranger to Stranger.
On the overall Top 200 chart, Stapleton was 17th, Tyler 19th, Nail 26th, Shelton 28th and Thomas Rhett 30th with "Tangeled Up." The country albums and top 200 charts use different criteria.
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