Hunt, Stapleton continue chart domination
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
– Sam Hunt's domination of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart continues for the week ending June 17 with "Body Like a Back Road" remaining at the top. On the albums chart, Chris Stapleton stayed first with "From a Room: Volume 1."
Stapleton also was second on the albums chart with "Traveller" up three. Zac Brown Band remained third with "Welcome Home." Brett Young was fourth with his self-titled debut and Florida Georgia Line fifth, up three, with "Dig Your Roots."
Jon Pardi's "California Sunrise" was up 3 to 12. Eric Church's "Mr. Misunderstood" was up 7 to 20. Luke Bryan was 22nd with "Crash My Party," up 3. "The Legend of Johnny Cash" moved up 6 to 23. Luke Combs debuted at 25 with his "This One's For You" EP. Carrie Underwood's "Great Hits: Decade #1" was up 3 to 28. So was Blake Shelton's "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits" at 29.
Church was 35th with "Chief," up 4. Kenny Chesney jumped 10 to 39 with "Greatest Hits II." Church also was at 41 with "The Outsiders," up 3. Bryan's "Tailgates & Tanlines" inched up 3 to 43. "Hits Alive" from Brad Paisley was up 4 to 44. Midland debuted at 46 with its self-titled EP. Alabama's "The American Farewell Tour" debuted at 47.
Young held second on the songs chart with "In Case You Didn't Know" with Combs staying third with "Hurricane." Florida Georgia Line moved from seven to four with "God, Your Mama, And Me" with help from Backstreet Boys. Darius Rucker remained fifth with "If I Told You."
Old Dominion went from 23 to 17 with "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart." Dustin Lynch jumped from 26 to 18 with "Small Town Boy." Justin Moore's "Somebody Else Will" stood at 20, up 5. Kane Brown's "What Ifs" featuring Lauren Alaina was up 3 to 21.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's duet, "Speak to a Girl," went from 27 to 23. "It Ain't My Fault" from Brothers Osborne moved up 3 to 25. Billy Currington was 26th with "Do I Make You Wanna,' up 4. Miranda Lambert's "Tim Man" moved from 31 to 28. Brett Eldredge was at 29, with "Somethin' I'm Good At," up 4. Kip Moore and Maren Morris also were up 4 with Moore's "More Girls Like You" at 30 and Morris' "I Could Use a Love Song" at 31.
Pardi jumped 8 to 32 with "Heartache on the Dance Floor." Newcomer Carly Pearce was 33rd with "Every Little Thing," up 6. Jason Aldean was one behind with "They Don't Know," up 7. Drake White's "Makin" Me Look Good Again" was 35th, up 3. LOCASH's "Ring on Every Finger" was 37, up 5, as was Church's "Round Here Buzz" at 38.
Morgan Wallen was 39th with "The Way I Talk," up 6. Chris Young was 40th with "Losing Sleep," moving up 4. Garth Brooks was up 7 to 41 with "Ask Me How I Know." Chris Janson debuted at 42 with "Fix a Drink." Brad Paisley's Last Time For Everything" was 43rd, up 6. Scotty McCreery hit the top 50 with "Five More Minutes" at 44.
Easton Corbin debuted at 45 with "A Girl Like You," one ahead of LANCO's "Greatest Love Story" at 46 with Adam Craig's "Just a Phase" debuting at 47. William Michael Morgan rounded out the top 50 with "Missing" making its debut.
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Old Crow Medicine Show's "50 Years of Blonde on Blonde" stayed first. Bradley Walker was second with "Call Me Old-fashioned" and Alison Krauss third with "Windy City." Dailey & Vincent's "Patriots and Poets" was at four, one ahead of "Best of Old Crow Medicine Show."
Stapleton also was first and second on the Americana/Folk Albums chart with "From a Room: Volume 1" and "Traveller." John Mayer's "The Search for Everything" was third, Simon & Garfunkel's "Simon And Garfunkel's Greatest Hits" was fourth and The Lumineers' "Cleopatra" fifth.
On the overall top 200, Stapleton's "From a Room" was 8th, "Traveller" 29th, Zac Brown Band 31st, Brett Young 40th and Florida Georgia Line 47th
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