Sign up for newsletter
 

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.

More news for Chris Stapleton

CD reviews for Chris Stapleton

From A Room: Volume 2 CD review - From A Room: Volume 2
There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards. Stapleton also garnered the Male Vocalist of the Year for his second time. Now seven months after that release, "From »»»
Traveller CD review - Traveller
Chris Stapleton is one of those artists you've heard without ever realizing it. That's because of his acclaim as a songwriter with such hits as Luke Bryan's "Drink a Beer," Josh Turner's "Your Man," Darius Rucker's "Come Back Song" and Kenny Chesney's "Never Wanted Nothing More." He also had a successful stint as lead singer of the driving bluegrass band The SteelDrivers (Adele recorded one of their songs, which he co-wrote as »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: LSD tour provides a lot of highs – This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
Concert Review: Alvin, Gilmore fortunately get together – Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore had known each other for decades, but it wasn't until last year that they toured together in a guitar pull setting. What started as a small Texas tour mushroomed into points east and west and eventually the release earlier this month of their blues-based disc, "Downey to Lubbock." And now we have the... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Tyminski goes dark Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Hillman bides his time Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
Bigger CD review - Bigger
Sugarland is back with "Bigger," its first studio album in nearly a decade. And its arrival says more about branding, than anything else. Although his voice is heard often enough on this album to make his presence felt, it's still difficult to get away from seeing Kristian Bush in the Oates to Hall or Ridgeley to Michael role in this duo.  »»»
This One's For You Too CD review - This One's For You Too
Luke Combs has gotten a lot of life out of his album "This One's for You," which includes his breakthrough hit "Hurricane," as well as the popular single "When It Rains It Pours." This deluxe edition includes five new tracks, many of which are just as strong as the original 12.  »»»
Things Change CD review - Things Change
There may be no other CD title this year quite as apropos as this one. Things have indeed changed for American Aquarium since their previous studio album (2015's underrated "Wolves"). For one thing 80 per cent of the band quit, leaving only lead vocalist and songwriter BJ Barham. »»»
Dancing With The Beast CD review - Dancing With The Beast
Informed by the renewed strength of today's woman's movement, particularly in light of recent cultural social and political upheavals, Gretchen Peters' "Dancing With the Beast" finds her sharing stories about loss, struggle, upheaval, tragedy and turmoil in ways that resonate with a common bond, though told from a woman's perspective. »»»
Hard Times Are Relative CD review - Hard Times Are Relative
Jason Boland and The Stragglers serve up the ninth helping of their unapologetic, get it or not, country, in the past 20 years. This appears to almost be two EP's with the first mostly being a hard country dance cd and the second being a little more "out there" mix of fun and contemplative tunes, much less easy to categorize. »»»