Tuesday, October 17, 2017
– Kane Brown scored a chart double as his debut disc, just out in deluxe version, was first on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending Oct. 28. He remained first on the Hot Country Songs chart with "What Ifs," featuring Lauren Alaina. That was one of five songs he had in the top 50.
On the albums chart, Thomas Rhett was second again with "Life Changes." Shania Twain fell from first to third with "Now." Luke Combs was fourth with "This One's For You" and Chris Stapleton fifth with "Traveller." He also was seventh, up four, with his most recent disc, "From a Room: Volume 1."
Alan Jackson jumped from 23 to 11 with "Precious Memories Collection." Eric Church was at 16 with "Mr. Misunderstood," up 8. Casey Donahew debuted at 24 with "15 Years: The Wild Ride." Church was 34th with "Chief," up 6. "The Ultimate Hits" from Garth Brooks went from 45 to 37. "NOW That's What I Call Country Volume 10" was 44th, up 3.
Sam Hunt remained second on the songs chart with "Body Like a Back Road." Combs was third with "When It Rains It Pours." Rhett was fourth with "Unforgettable." Dustin Lynch held fifth with "Small Town Boy."
Carly Pearce was seventh, up three, with "Every Little Thing." Brown debuted at 10 with "Heaven." "Dear Hate," Maren Morris' song featuring Vince Gill and released right after the Las Vegas shooting, went from 21 to 18. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill debuted at 25 with "The Rest of Your Life." Brown also was 30th with "Found You," up 6.
Luke Bryan debuted at 31 with "What Makes You Country." Brown was 34th with "What's Mine Is Yours." "Setting the Night on Fire" by Brown with Chris Young debuted at 45. Zac Brown Band was 47th in its debut week with "Roots." Midland debuted at 49 with "Make a Little."
On the Folk/Americana chart, Stapleton was first with "Traveller" and second with "From a Room: Volume 1." JD McPherson debuted in third with "Undivided Heart & Soul." The Lumineers were fourth with "Cleopatra" and Hozier fifth with his self-titled debut.
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers stayed first with "The Long-Awaited Album." Bradley Walker debuted in second with "Blessed: Hymns And Song of Faith." Chris Hillman was third with "Bidin' My Time," one ahead of Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary's "American Grandstand." Alison Krauss held fifth with "Windy City."
On the top 200 chart, Brown was 5th, up 51. Rhett was 22nd, Twain 29th after being first last week; Combs 44th and Stapleton's "Traveller" 47th.