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For Stapleton, Hunt, charts remain the same

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 – Life at the top agrees with Sam Hunt because "Body Like a Back Road" remains first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending July 22. Chris Stapleton was first and second on the Top Country Albums chart with "From a Room: Volume 1" and his debut, "Traveller."

On the songs chart, Brett Young yet again was second with "In Case You Didn't Know." Thomas Rhett was third with "Craving You," a song featuring Maren Morris. Dylan Scott placed fourth with "My Girl," while Keith Urban's "The Fighter" with Carrie Underwood was fifth.

Kenny Chesney was 29th, up 4, with "All the Pretty Girls." Brad Paisley was 35th with "Last Time For Everything," moving up 5. Walker Hayes jumped 6 to 36 with "You Broke Up With Me." Jake Owen was 44th with "Good Company," up 3. Kelsea Ballerini was one behind with "Legends," up 5. Devin Dawson rounded out the top 50 with "All On Me," making its debut.

On the Albums chart, Urban was third, up three, with "Ripcord." Lady Antebellum held fourth with "Heart Break," and Luke Combs was fifth with "This One's For You."

Zac Brown Band was 11th with "Greatest Hits So Far..." Blake Shelton jumped 10 to 15 with "If I'm Honest." Maren Morris moved up 6 to 17 with "Hero." Brothers Osborne climbed to 18, up 3, with "Pawn Shop." Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" went from 24 to 19. Eric Church moved 8 spots to 20th with "Mr. Misunderstood." Church also jumped 19 to 31 with "Chief." Billy Currington's "Summer Forever" was at 33, up 3. Bryan was at 39, up 8, with "Tailgates & Tanlines." Chesney was 41st with "Greatest Hits II," up 5.

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

Stapleton also was one-two on the Folk/Americana Albums chart. Jason Isbell And the 400 Unit were third with "The Nashville Sound," The Lumineers fourth with "Cleopatra" and Simon & Garfunkel fifth with "Simon And Garfunkel's "Greatest Hits."

On the overall top 200, Stapleton was 22nd and 29th. Urban was 39th, Lady A 40th and Combs 41st.

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