Stapleton, FGL lead Billboard again
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Stapleton, FGL lead Billboard again

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – Florida Georgia Line remains atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 13 with "H.O.L.Y." Chris Stapleton regained the top of the Country Albums chart with "Traveller."

Eric Church was second on the songs chart with "Record Year," up three. Dan + Shay held third again with "From the Ground Up," one ahead of Jon Pardi's "Head Over Boots." Sam Hunt moved from ninth to fifth with "Make You Miss Me."

Billy Currington is at 16, up 6, with "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To." Brantley Gilbert debuted at 21 with "The Weekend."

On the albums chart, Blake Shelton was second with "If I'm Honest." Steven Tyler, last week's chart topper, fell to third with his debut solo disc "We're All Somebody From Somewhere." Hunt was fourth with "Montevallo," up four. Keith Urban closed out the top five with "Ripcord."

Cole Swindell climbed from 11th to 6th with "You Should Be Here." Joey + Rory also moved up five, to ninth, with "Hymns." Rapper Big Smo debuted at 13 with "We the People." Sturgill Simpson held 21st, up 4, with "A Sailor's Guide to Earth."

The Earls of Leicester stayed first on the Bluegrass Albums chart with "Rattle & Roar." Sarah Jarosz was second with "Undercurrent." "Bright Star: A New Musical" from Steve Martin and Edie Brickell held third. Sam Bush's "Storyman" was fourth and "Burden Bearer: Bluegrass Gospel And Favorite A Capella Favorites" from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver fifth.

Stapleton led the Americana/Folk Albums chart as well. The Lumineers were second with "Cleopatra," Icelandic band Kaleo third with "A/B," Paul Simon fourth with "Stranger to Stranger" and The Avett Brothers fifth with "True Sadness."

On the overall top 200, Stapleton was 14th, Stapleton 24th, Hunt 27th, Thomas Rhett 32nd with "Tangled Up" and Dierks Bentley 41st with "Black." The top 200 and Country Albums charts use different criteria.


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