Moore notches first number one
Thursday, May 24, 2012
– Kip Moore scored the first number one single of his career with Somethin' 'Bout a Truck on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending June 2. The Georgia native took over the top of the chart from Jason Aldean's Fly Over States, which slipped to second. On the CD chart, Carrie Underwood led the way with "Blown Away."
Elsewhere on the song chart, Zac Brown Band moved up one to third with No Hurry. Eric Church moved up two to fourth with Springsteen, while Underwood's hit, Good Girl was up one to fifth. Luke Bryan has another big hit on his hands with Drunk On You, up three to sixth.
Toby Keith was at 11 with Beers Ago, up 3. Dierks Bentley also moved up 3 - to 16 - with 5-1-5-0. Kenny Chesney debuted at 24 with Come Over.
On the album chart, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan stayed two-three with "Tuskegee" and "tailgates & tanlines" respectively. Willie Nelson debuted in fourth with "Heroes." Church was fifth with "Chief."
Hunter Hayes' self-titled debut was at 19, up 3. Eli Young Band was up 4 to 21 with "Life At Best." Pistol Annies also climbed 4 - to 22 - with "Hell on Heels." Chris Young's "Neon" jumped 5 to 23. Justin Moore was at 26 with "Outlaws Like Me," up 5. "Number One Hits" from Tim McGraw was at 27, up 3. "Icon: George Strait" was 28th, up 4. "Icon: Billy Currington" jumped 6 places to 29. Florida George Line debuted at 35 with "It'z Just What We Do." "NOW That's What I Call Country Ballads" moved up 4 to 38.
On the bluegrass album chart, Trampled by Turtles remained first with "Stars and Satellites." "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" remained second. Punch Brothers were third with "Who's Feeling Young Now? Alison Krauss & Union Station were fourth with "Paper Airplane," while Carolina Chocolate Drops stood in fifth with "Leaving Eden."
On the overall top 200, Underwood was 3rd, Richie 9th, Bryan 14th, Nelson 18th and Church 22nd.
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