Pope, Bryan sport number ones
Thursday, October 17, 2013
– Cassadee Pope's "Frame By Frame" is the top selling country album in the U.S. on the Billboard charts for the week ending Oct. 26. Luke Bryan is first on the Hot Country Songs chart with That's My Kind of Night
On the albums chart, Bryan fell to second with "Crash My Party." Joe Nichols skyrocketed from 41 to three with "Crickets." Florida Georgia Line were fourth with "Here's to the Good Times" and Justin Moore fifth with "Off the Beaten Path."
Kenny Rogers debuted in ninth with "You Can't Make Old Friends." Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" went from 23 to 20. Miranda Lambert was at 24 with "Four the Record," up six spots 102 weeks since its release. Jackson was at 26, up six, with "Precious Memories: Volume II."
Thomas Rhett held second on the songs chart with It Goes Like This. Jason Aldean's Night Train was third, while Blake Shelton was fourth with Mine Would Be You and Billy Currington fifth with Hey Girl.
Pope jumped from 17 to 10 with Wasting All These Tears. Parmalee was at 15 with Caroline, up three. David Nail was at 20 with his new single Whatever She's Got, up four. Jake Owens stood at 24, up three, with Days of Gold. Craig Campbell made it into the top 25 - at 25 - with Outta My Head.
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Alan Jackson stayed in first with "The Bluegrass Album." Steve Martin & Edie Brickell were second with "Love Has Come For You." The Isaacs climbed seven to third with "The Living Years." Steep Canyon Rangers were fourth with "Tell the Ones I Love," with Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott fifth with "Memories and Moments."
On the overall top 200, Pope was ninth, Bryan 13th, Nichols 17th, Florida Georgia Line 20th and Moore 28th.
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