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Chesney, Bryan again lead charts

Thursday, July 5, 2012 – Kenny Chesney continued atop the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending July 14 with "Welcome to the Fishbowl." Luke Bryan stayed first on the Country Songs chart with Drunk On You.

On the albums chart Luke Bryan stayed second with "tailgates & tanlines' with Alan Jackson again third with "Thirty Miles West." Carrie Underwood was fourth with "Blown Away" and Eric Church fifth with "Chief."

Chris Cagle debuted at six with "Back in the Saddle," his first release in four years. Toby Keith was up 3 to 20th with "Clancy's Party." Blake Shelton also moved up 3 to 21 with "Red River Blue." Dierks Bentley was at 22nd, up 4 with "Home." Chris Young was at 26th, up 6, with "Neon." Eli Young Band was at 27, up 3, with "Life At Best." Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" was up 5 to 28.

On the songs chart, Eli Young Band remained second with Even If It Breaks Your Heart with Brantley Gilbert still third with You Don't Know Her Like I Do. Dierks Bentley was up one to fourth with 5-1-5-0 and Chesney also up one to fifth with Come Over.

Love And Theft made it into the top 10 - at 10 - with Angel Eyes. Blake Shelton moved from 14 to 11 with Over. Zac Brown Band was a big mover with The Wind jumping from 24 to 18. Big & Rich climbed 3 to 19 with That's Why I Pray. Come Wake Me Up from Rascal Flatts was at 26, up 3. Miranda Lambert tied Zac Brown Band for biggest mover with Fastest Girl in Town going from 35 to 29. Jerrod Niemann closed out the top 30 with Shinin' On Me.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Jerry Douglas debuted in first with "Traveler," with Trampled by Turtles now second with "Stars and Satellites." Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers were third with "Rare Bird Alert." Punch Brothers were fourth with "Who's Feeling Young Now?" "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" was fifth.

On the overall top 200 chart, Chesney was 6th, Bryan 13th, Jackson 22nd, Underwood 24th and Church 25th.

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