Another week, another bro-country takeover. Well it could be worse right? Oh wait, no it couldn’t. Cole Swindell is still atop Hot Country Songs with his debut single ‘Chillin’ It’, and it also moves up to #2 on Country Airplay this week, pretty much guaranteeing him a radio #1 next week. It drops 3 places to #5 on Country Digital Songs, but Cole has more to celebrate with his self-titled debut album coming in at #2. Meanwhile Brantley Gilbert holds onto #1 on Country Digital Songs with ‘Bottoms Up’, moving up to #2 on Hot Country Songs but lagging behind at #17 on Country Airplay. Luke Bryan’s ‘Drink A Beer’ remains a good seller despite ‘Play It Again’ being released, charting at #3 on Hot Country Songs and #2 on Country Digital Songs.
Jason Aldean takes the radio #1 this week with ‘When She Says Baby’, the final single from his 2012 album ‘Night Train’, while it falls to #4 on Hot Country Songs and #11 on Country Digital Songs, and the album moves up to #6. Blake Shelton’s ‘Doin’ What She Likes’ is another climber this week, notching #5 on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, and #7 on Country Digital Songs, while ‘Based On A True Story…’ sticks it out at #8 on Top Country Albums. Elsewhere, Lady Antebellum’s ‘Compass’ moves up to #3 on Country Airplay, picking up spots at #6 on Hot Country Songs and #17 on Country Digital Songs, whereas David Nail’s ‘Whatever She’s Got’ is on the way down, at #8 across Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, but falling off country radio due to the release of his new single ‘Kiss You Tonight’.
Eric Church continues to hold #1 on Top Country Albums with ‘The Outsiders’, and his current single ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’ re-enters Country Digital Songs at #6, while also charting at #12 on Country Airplay and #7 on Hot Country Songs. Relative country newcomer Frankie Ballard begins to move up the ranks too this week, with ‘Helluva Life’ sitting at #7 on Country Airplay, #9 on Hot Country Songs and #14 on Country Digital Songs, with his album ‘Sunshine & Whiskey’ dropping to #14 also. Plus, Keith Urban’s latest single ‘Cop Car’ moves into the Hot Country Songs top 10, proving a digital favorite at #3 and still having some traction to gain on country radio, placing at #19, while ‘Fuse’ is down at #12 on Top Country Albums. In addition, Florida Georgia Line sadly show us how they roll at #4 on Country Digital Songs, getting less exposure at #17 on Hot Country Songs and #23 on Country Airplay, with ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ a continuous seller, the forth best this week in fact on Top Country Albums.
Also big charters this week include Dierks Bentley’s ‘I Hold On’, Thomas Rhett’s ‘Get Me Some of That’, Randy Houser’s ‘Goodnight Kiss’, Scotty McCreery’s ‘See You Tonight’, Thompson Square’s ‘Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About’ Jerrod Niemann’s ‘Drink To That All Night’, Rascal Flatts’ ‘Rewind’, and Dan + Shay’s ’19 You + Me’.
Come back next Thursday for another Billboard Chart Roundup!