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Aldean, Rexha/FGL again lead Billboard charts

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – Jason Aldean was first on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with "Rearview Town" for the week ending May 19. "Meant to Be," the uber hit from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line again topped the Hot Country Songs chart.

Kane Brown and Jason Aldean were again two-three with "Heaven" and "You Make It Easy" respectively .Luke Combs was fourth with "One Number Away. Dan + Shay was fifth with "Tequila." Combs also held the sixth spot with "Beautiful Crazy" in its debut week.

Kenny Chesney was eighth with "Get Along," up three. Carrie Underwood was at 17 with "Cry Pretty," up 3. Dan + Shay were also at 29 with "All To Myself in its debut week. Old Dominion was 40th with "Hotel Key," up 4. Dustin Lynch debuted at 44 with "Good Girl." Aldean debuted at 46 with "Drowns the Whiskey," which features Miranda Lambert. Chris Stapleton debuted at 48 with "Millionaire," followed by two Kacey Musgraves songs, "Butterflies" and "Space Cowboy," both in their first weeks.

On the albums chart, Combs was second, up three, with "This One's For You." Last week's number one, "Graffiti U" from Urban, fell to third. Brown's self-titled disc was fourth with Thomas Rhett fifth with "Life Changes."

Jon Pardi was 11th with "California Sunrise," up 3. So was Musgraves' Golden Hour" at 12, Florida Georgia Lines' "Dig Your Roots" at 13 and Sam Hunt's "Montevallo" at 14.

The Lacs debuted at 24 with "Dirt Rock." Taylor Swift was 38th with "Red," up 3. Eric Church's "Mr. Misunderstood" was up 3 to 40.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Trampled by Turtles debuted in first with "Life on the Open Road." Old Crow Medicine Show was second with "Volunteer," Steep Canyon Rangers third with "Out in the Open," Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers fourth with "The Long-Awaited Album" and Old Crow fifth with "Best of Old Crow Medicine Show."

On the Americana/Folk Album Chart Dallas soul singer Leon Bridges debuted in first with "Good Thing." Stapleton was second with "Traveller," Willie Nelson third with "Last Man Standing," Stapleton fourth with "From a Room: Volume 1" and Frank Turner debuted at five with "Be More Kind."

On the overall Top 200, Aldean was 14th, Combs 16th, Urban 18th, Brown 27th and Rhett 42nd.

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