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Urban, Hunt lead charts

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – Sam Hunt again led the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Body Like a Back Road" for the week ending April 29. Keith Urban topped the Country Albums chart with "Ripcord."

On the albums chart, last week's chart topper, Miranda Lambert's "The Weight of These Wings," fell to second. Chris Stapleton remained third with "Traveller" as did Florida Georgia Line in fourth with "Dig Your Roots." Brett Young was fifth with his self-titled debut, up 6.

The late Joey Feek debuted in sixth with "If Not For You." The Lacs debuted at 10 with "American Rebelution." Brantley Gilbert was at 12 with "The Devil Don't Sleep," up 5. Blake Shelton's "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits" was 20th, up 4 as was Zac Brown Band's "Greatest Hits...So Far" at 22. Florida Georgia Line was 26th with "Here's to the Good Times," up 3.

Carrie Underwood was at 28 with "Greatest Hits: Decade #1," up 7. Luke Combs' "This One's For You" EP was up 8 to 29. Garth Brooks was at 33, up 3, with "The Ultimate Hits." Tim McGraw's Number One Hits" was up 5 to 36. FGL also was at 38 with "Anything Goes," up 5. Rascal Flatts' "Greatest Hits Volume 1" jumped 9 to 39. "The Essential Elvis Presley" was at 45, while "The Essential Johnny Cash" was up 3 to 46.

Brett Young was second on the songs chart with "In Case You Didn't Know." Jon Pardi held third with "Dirt On My Boots." Combs was up three to fourth with "Hurricane." Jason Aldean closed out the top five with "Any Ol' Barstool."

Josh Turner stood in seventh with "Hometown Girl," up three. He was one ahead of Dierks Bentley's "Black," also climbing three spots. Florida Georgia Line's "God, Your Mama, And Me," which features Backstreet Boys, was up 3 to 11. Kelsea Ballerini moved up 4 to 12 with "Yeah Boy." Little Big Town's "Better Man" was at 14, up 3. Dan + Shay were in 16th with "How Not To," also up 3. Kenny Chesney was at 17 with "Bar at the End of the World," up 4. Darius Rucker's "If I Told You" was at 18, up 5.

Dylan Scott was 20th with "My Girl," up 4. Also up 4 were Rascal Flatts' "Yours If You Want It" at 22, Zac Brown Band's "My Old Man" at 23, Shelton's "Every Time I Hear That Song" at 29, Tret Harmon's "There's a Girl" at 27 and Justin Moore's "Somebody Else Will" at 28.

Midland's "Drinkin' Problem" jumped 5 to 29. Dustin Lynch was at 30 with "Small Town Boy," up 3. Chris Lane was at 31 with "For Her," up 4. Brett Eldredge's "Somethin' I'm Good At" was up 4 to 33. Kane Brown was at 34 with "What Ifs," which features Lauren Alaina, up 5.

Billy Currington was at 36 with "Do I Make You Wanna," up 5. Kip Moore's "More Girls Like You" also moved up 5, to 37. Drake White went from 44 to 38 with "Makin' Me Look Good Again." Morgan Wallen came in at 39 with "The Way I Talk," up 4. LANCO's "Greatest Love Story" was up 4 to 41.

LOCASH's "Ring on Every Finger" was up 3 to 43. Easton Corbin's "A Girl Like You" went from 47 to 44. Brad Paisley debuted at 45 with "Last Time for Everything." Carly Pearce debuted at 47 with "Every Little Thing," Rascal Flatts at 48 with "Back to Us," Eric Church at 49 with" Round Here Buzz" and Aaron Watson at 50 with "Outta Style."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Alison Krauss was again first with "Windy City." Front Country debuted in second with "Other Love Songs" and Mipso in third with "Coming Down the Mountain." Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives were fourth with "Way Out West." Bradley Walker was fifth with" Call Me Old-fashioned."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Father John Misty was first with "Pure Comedy." Stapleton was second, the soundtrack to "Big Little Lies: Music from the HBO Limited Series" third, The Lumineers' "Cleopatra' fourth and Lord Huron fifth with "Strange Trails."

On the overall top 200, Urban was 23rd, Lambert 31st, Stapleton 38th, FGL's "Dig Your Roots" 40th and Young 49th.

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