Tuesday, August 9, 2016
– Jake Owen's "American Love" was the top country album, leading the Billboard Country Albums chart and fourth on the overall chart. Florida Georgia Line continued its dominance of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as "H.O.L.Y." stayed first for the week ending Aug. 20.
On the songs chart, Kenny Chesney skyrocketed all the way from 43 to 2 with "Setting the World on Fire," which features Pink. Eric Church placed third with "Record Year," Sam Hunt fourth with "Make You Miss Me" and Dan + Shay fifth with "From the Ground Up."
Owen's "American Country Love Song" was up from 11 to 6. Old Dominion was at 22, up 7, with "Song For Another Time." There was little movement in the rest of the top 25.
On the albums chart, Hilly Scott & The Scott Family debuted in second with "Love Remains," a religious album from one-third of Lady Antebellum and her family. Blake Shelton was third with "If I'm Honest." Last week's number one, "Traveller," from Chris Stapleton, fell to fourth. Keith Urban was fifth with "Ripcord."
Lori McKenna, best known as a songwriter, debuted in 19th with her indie release "The Bird & The Rifle."
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, The Earls of Leicester were first with "Rattle & Roar." Sarah Jarosz stood in second with "Undercurrent." Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle was third, up nine, with "Aim High." The Broadway cast recording of "Bright Star: A New Musical" by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, was fourth. We Banjo 3's "Live in Galway" was fifth.
Stapleton led the Americana/Folk Albums chart. The Lumineers were second with "Cleopatra." Kaleo was third with "A/B," McKenna fourth and Paul Simon fifth with "Stranger to Stranger."
On the overall top 200 chart, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family were 7th, Shelton 9th, Stapleton 15th and Hunt 28th. The top 200 and country albums charts use different criteria.