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Stapleton leads chart

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – Chris Stapleton has the top country disc with "From a Room: Volume 1," while Sam Hunt continues atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending May 27 with "Body Like a Back Road."

On the songs chart, Brett Young stayed second with "In Case You Didn't Know" and Luke Combs third with "Hurricane." Dierks Bentley was fourth with "Black" and Keith Urban fifth with "The Fighter" featuring Carrie Underwood.

"God, Your Mama, and Me" from Florida Georgia Line featuring Backstreet Boys was up three to eighth. Thomas Rhett's "Craving You," featuring Maren Morris stood at 11, up 3. Blake Shelton jumped 5 to 13 with "Every Time I Hear That Song." Stapleton debuted at 18 with "Either Way." He also was 20 with with "Broken Halos," jumping 15.

Morris was 28th, up 6, with "I Could Use a Love Song." Scotty McCreedy debuted at 30 with "Five More Minutes." Zac Brown Band debuted at 39 with "Roots." Stapleton also debuted at 41 with "I Was Wrong," Lauren Duski at 43 with "Tell Me Why," Jon Pardi at 47 with "Heartache on the Dance Floor" and Brennley Brown at 49 with "Anyway."

On the albums chart, Stapleton also was second with "Traveller." Urban was third with "Ripcord," Young fourth with his self-titled debut and Florida Georgia Line fifth with "Dig Your Roots."

Last week's number one, Willie Nelson's "God's Problem Child," fell to sixth. Colt Ford debuted at seven with "Love Hope Faith." Morris jumped 10 to 11 with "Hero." Shelton was at 16 with "If I'm Honest," up 4. He also jumped 10 to 20 with "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits."

Upchurch debuted at 29 with "Son of the South." Ryan Upchurch's "Summer Love" EP debuted at 33.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Old Crow Medicine Show stayed first with "50 Years of Blonde on Blonde." Alison Krauss was second with "Windy City," Bradley Walker third with "Call Me Old-fashioned," "Best of Old Crow Medicine Show" fourth and Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives fifth with "Way Out West."

Stapleton also was first and second with "From a Room" and "Traveller" on the Folk/Americana chart. Mac DeMarco was third with the tribute disc "This Old Dog," "Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story" debuting in fourth and John Mayer's "The Search for Everything" fifth.

On the overall top 200, Stapleton's "From a View" was 2nd, "Traveller" 22nd, Urban 40th, Young 48th and Florida Georgia Line 55th.

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