Sign up for newsletter
 

Hunt doubles up

Friday, August 14, 2015 – Sam Hunt scored a Billboard chart double for the week ending Aug. 22 with "Montevallo" again the top selling disc. He scored another number one with "House Party."

On the Top Country Albums chart, Hunt assumed the number one spot from Alan Jackson's "Angels And Alcohol," which fell to second. Zac Brown Band jumped from 17 to 3 with "Greatest Hits So Far...," which had been 17 last week. ZBB also was fourth with "Jekyll + Hyde." Jason Isbell was fifth with "Something More Than Free."

Chase Rice jumped from 15 to 8 with "Ignite the Night." Blake Shelton was at 14, jumping 8, with "Bringing Back the Sunshine." Big & Rich were at 19 with "Gravity" after being out of the top 25 last week.

Hunt took over the top from Luke Bryan's "Kick Up the Dust." Thomas Rhett was third with "Crash And Burn," up two. Zac Brown was fourth with "Loving You Easy," up three. Hunt was fifth as well with "Take Your Time."

Keith Urban is quickly moving up the charts with his latest, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" at seven, up four. Brett Eldredge was at 12 with "Lose My Mind," up 3. Kenny Chesney was up 4 to 18 with "Save It For a Rainy Day." Chris Young also moved up four with "I'm Comin' Over" at 19. Dan + Shay are at 24 with "Nothin' Like You," up 2. Rice closed out the top 25 with "Gonna Wanna Tonight," up 2.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Dailey & Vincent were first with "Alive! In Concert." Punch Brothers were second with "The Phosphorescent Blues." The SteelDrivers" fell from first to third with "The Muscle Shoals Recordings." "Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow" was fourth. Robert Earle Keen stood in fifth with "Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions."

On the overall Top 200, Hunt was 6th, "Jekyll + Hyde" 20th, ZBB's "Greatest Hits So Far..." 22nd, Eric Church 26th with "The Outsiders" and Little Big Town 21st with "Pain Killer." The top 200 and country albums chart utilize different criteria.

More news for Sam Hunt

CD reviews for Sam Hunt

Montevallo CD review - Montevallo
It's no secret that the genre of country music has been growing and expanding in definition over the past several years, from the bombastic arena rocking fury of early Garth Brooks to more recent days and acts like Florida Georgia Line, further blurring the lines of country and other genres. Finding traditional country themes and vibes to merge along the rivers of hip-hop, R&B and pop, the picking is ripe for rising artists like Sam Hunt and his debut recording, "Montevallo. »»»
X2C CD review - X2C
Sam Hunt is riding the country charts with "Leave the Night On," a rather surprising occurrence considering that the Georgia native has extremely little to do with what remotely constitutes country music on this four song EP. Hunt has gained some acclaim as a song writer, having penned Kenny Chesney's "Come Over," Keith Urban's "Cop Car" and Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight." Hunt fits in perhaps only because of the crossover sounds »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
Concert Review: Turner bring it on (to his second) home – Frank Turner opined during the first of four sold-out nights of the Lost Evenings Festival that Boston was his home away from his British home. The likable, accessible singer hit the sweet spot not only with his perspective, but his performance as well demonstrated why. Turner made a major change in this year's festival. For the first time, he... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Wilson goes her own way After having huge success at the get go with "Redneck Woman," Wilson eventually went her own way and took a break. During her "hiatus," Wilson started her own label and was a "120 percent mom" to her teenage daughter.... »»»
Carll tells it like it is A visit with Hayes Carll finds him taking a rare day off at home to discuss new album "What It Is" co-produced by Brad Jones and Carll's girlfriend, Allison Moorer. "This album works around three themes; our relationship (he and Moorer), the world and myself.... »»»
Watson gets "Lucky" Dale (The Real Deal) Watson has been releasing hard country albums since 1995 and shows no signs of slowing down on his most recent release, "Call Me Lucky." This record marks his third effort recorded in Memphis, at Sam Phillips Recording Studio, with Watson's regular touring band, The Lone Stars.... »»»
Front Porch CD review - Front Porch
Joy Williams' "Front Porch" album is a beautiful collection of acoustic, country-folk music. The title cut, for instance, includes sweet fiddling, while the rest of the album takes an appreciated low-key approach to its instrumentation. »»»
Hellbent CD review - Hellbent
Randy Rogers makes a big, bold statement with his title track, but it's the smaller insightful moment expressed through "Wine In A Coffee Cup" that stands out most. Rogers sings it empathetically over a swaying groove... »»»
When You're Ready CD review - When You're Ready
One of the most celebrated acoustic guitarists working within the Americana field, Molly Tuttle is two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Guitarist of the Year, the first female to be so honored. »»»
Stronger Than the Truth CD review - Stronger Than the Truth
The beauty of Reba McEntire's albums flows from her way with a phrase, knowing when to modulate to carry us deeper into sadness or joy and when to pull back when she wants us to listen quietly to the lessons of a tear falling. »»»
Reboot CD review - Reboot
Brooks and Dunn return with the duo's first studio album in a dozen years. Sort of. That's because they revisit a dozen of their hits (leaving a bunch behind) with contemporary country singers. »»»
GUY CD review - GUY
A decade after recording his tribute to Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle has released an album of Guy Clark covers. It includes, perhaps, Clark's best-known songs, "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting For A Train," as well as a  »»»