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Chesney, ZBB lead charts

Sunday, August 9, 212 – Kenny Chesney once again led the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 18. Zac Brown's "Uncaged' topped the country chart.

Gloriana debuted in second on the albums chart with "A Thousand Miles Left Behind." Chesney was third with "Welcome to the Fishbowl." Luke Bryan was fourth with "tailgates & tanlines" with Carrie Underwood fifth with "Blown Away."

The "NOW That's What I Call Country Ballads" compilation was at nine, up three. Brantley Gilbert moved from 15 to 12 with "Halfway to Heaven." Joey + Rory debuted at 24 with "Hs And Hers." Elvis Presley's "I Am An Elvis Fan " debuted at 27.

On the song chart, Love And Theft were second with Angel Eyes, up one and switching spots with Gloriana's (Kissed You) Good Night. Blake Shelton's Over was up one to fifth. Pontoon is turning into a big hit for Little Big Town. The song jumped from nine to five.

Janna Kramer notched her first top 10 with Why Ya Wanna up to nine. Hunter Hayes was 11th, up 3, with Wanted. Tim McGraw's new single, Truck Yeah moved from 17 to 14. Jason Aldean has another hit on his hands with Take a Little Ride. Out three weeks, the song is already at 15, up 5. Underwood's title track, Blown Away, went from 24 to 20. Jake Owen stood at 26 with The One That Got Away, up 3. Greg Bates also was up 3, to 27, with Did It For the Girl. Eric Church had a big mover with Creepin' up 8 to 28.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Old Crow Medicine Show remained first with "Carry Me Back." Trampled By Turtles was second with "Stars and Satellites," with Jerry Douglas third with "Traveler." "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers was fourth, one ahead of "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent."

On the overall top 200, ZBB was 2nd, Gloriana 11th, Chesney 16th, Bryan 18th and Underwood 20th.

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