Tuesday, November 15, 2016
– Kenny Chesney led the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending Nov. 26 with "Cosmic Hallelujah." Keith Urban continues atop the Hot Country Songs chart with "Blue Ain't Your Color."
Chris Stapleton was second on the albums chart with "Traveller." Urban held third with "Ripcord. Eric Church's "Mr. Misunderstood: On the Rocks, Live And (Mostly) Unplugged" EP debuted in fourth. The "NOW That's What I Call Country #1's" compilation debuted in fifth.
Florida Georgia Line climbed from 11 to 6 with "Dig Your Roots." "CMA Awards 50 ZinePak" from various artists was up from 14 to 9. Chris Young jumped from 24 to 12 with "It Must Be Christmas." "Strait for the Holidays" from George Strait shot up from 36 to 14. Aaron Lewis was at 15 with "Sinner," up 8. Rascal Flatts also moved up 8 spots, to 18, with "The Greatest Gift of All," its holiday collection. Tim McGraw jumped from 29 to 20 with "Damn Country Music."
Kelsea Ballerini was at 22 with "The First Time," up 3. Reba McEntire was 23rd with "My Kind of Christmas," up 9.
On the songs chart, Florida Georgia Line was second with "May We All," which features McGraw. Cole Swindell was third with "Middle of a Memory," one ahead of Kenny Chesney's "Setting the World on Fire," featuring P!nk. Brett Young was up three to fifth with "Sleep Without You."
Granger Smith made it into the top 25 with "If the Boot Fits," which was up 2 to 24.
Bradley Walker led the Bluegrass Albums chart again with "Call Me Old-fashioned." Dwight Yoakam stayed second with "Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars..." Nitty Gritty Dirt Band held third with "Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years, Live at the Ryman Auditorium, TN." Greensky Bluegrass went from eighth to fourth with "Shouted, Written Down & Quoted." Mandolin Orange was fifth with "Blindfaller."
Stapleton led the Folk/Americana chart. The late Leonard Cohen was second with "You Want It Darker." Jim James of My Morning Jacket was third with "Eternally Even." The Lumineers were fourth with "Cleopatra" and Bon Iver fifth with "22, A Million."
On the overall top 200 chart, Chesney fell from 2nd to 10th. Stapleton was 16th, Urban 20th, Florida Georgia Line 27th and Thomas Rhett 38th with "Tangled Up." The top 200 and country charts use different criteria.