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Aldean, Ballerini lead charts

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – Jason Aldean has the leading CD in the country with his new release, "They Don't Know," which debuted in first on the overall top 200 and Top Country Albums charts for the week ending Oct. 1. Kelsea Ballerini again tops the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Peter Pan."

Aldean displaced Florida Georgia Line, which fell to second with "Dig Your Roots." Chris Stapleton was third with "Traveller." Whiskey Myers debuted in fourth with "Mud." Keith Urban stood in fifth, up five, with "Ripcord."

"Trio" The Complete Trio Collection" from Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt debuted in seventh. Dierks Bentley was ninth with "Black," up three. Chely Wright debuted at 13 with "I Am The Rain." Sturgill Simpson jumped from 24 to 19 with "A Sailor's Guide to Earth." The Time Jumpers debuted at 25 with "Kid Sister."

Kenny Chesney is second on the songs chart with "Setting the World on Fire,' which features Pink. Dierks Bentley is one back with "Different for Girls," which features Elle King. Florida Georgia Line stands in fourth its megahit "H.O.L.Y." Billy Currington went from ninth to fifth with "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To."

Tucker Beathard scored his first top 10 with "Rock On" in ninth, up 3. Jason Aldean was a big mover with his new single "A Little More Summertime" jumping from 22 to 10. Keith Urban's "Blue Ain't Your Color" was up 5 to 12. Tim McGraw closed out the top 25 with "How I'll Always Be," up 2.

On the Folk/Americana Album chart, The Head and the Heart debuted in first with "Signs of Light." Jack White debuted in second with "Acoustic Recordings: 1998-2016. Wilco was third with "Schmilco," one ahead of the debut from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, "Skeleton Tree." Stapleton, first last week, fell to fifth.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve 'N' Seagulls debuted in first with "Brother in Farms." O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor was second with "Coming Home," one ahead of the debuting "Original Traditional" from Blue Highway. Sarah Jarosz was fourth with "Undercurrent." Last week's number one, "Autumn," by Chatham County Line fell to fifth.

On the overall top 200, FGL was 10th, Stapleton 25th, Urban 38th and Sam Hunt 55th with "Montevallo." The top 200 and country albums chart use different criteria.

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