FGL jumps from 40 to 1
Thursday, July 17, 2014
– Florida Georgia Line went from 40 to 1 in one week as "Dirt" sits atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending July 26. This was only the song's second week on the chart. Miranda Lambert led the Country Albums chart with "Platinum."
On the songs chart, "American Kids" by Kenny Chesney was second again in its fourth week out, one ahead of Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane." Last week's chart topper, "Beachin'" by Jake Owen, fell to fourth. Lady Antebellum was fifth with "Bartender."
Frankie Ballard broke into the top 25 with "Sunshine & Whiskey" closing out the charts, up 1.
On the albums chart, Brantley Gilbert was second with "Just as I Am," Luke Bryan third with "Crash My Party," Florida Georgia Line fourth with "Here's to the Good Times," up three, and Colt Ford fifth with "Thanks for Listening."
Bentley was 10th with "Riser," up 3. Blackberry Smoke debuted at 17 with "Leave a Scar, Live: North Carolina." Keith Urban jumped 8 to 20 with "Fuse."
Nickel Creek led the Bluegrass Albums chart with "A Dotted Line." Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell were second with "Live." Martin and Brickell were third with "Love Has Come For You." Alan Jackson was fourth with "The Bluegrass Album." Jonathan Widger, Sarah Moore and Randy Nichols was fifth with "Timeless Treasures: Bluegrass Gospel."
On the overall top 200, Lambert was 9th, Gilbert 11th, Bryan 20th, Florida Georgia Line 25th and Ford 28th.
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