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Hunt sets record

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – Sam Hunt set a record as "Body Like a Back Road" spent the most weeks ever atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Chris Stapleton stayed first on the Top Country Albums chart with "From A Room: Volume 1" for the week ending Aug. 5.

Hunt held the top for 25 weeks, 1 ahead of Florida Georgia Line's debut single "Cruise" in 2012-13.

On the albums chart, Zac Brown Band jumped from 14 to 2 with "Welcome Home." Stapleton also was third with "Traveller." Luke Combs' "This One's For You" was fourth and Keith Urban fifth with "Ripcord."

Garth Brooks jumped from 32 to 16 with "The Ultimate Hits." Luke Bryan held the 17th spot, up 5, with "Kill the Lights. Brothers Osborne's "Pawn Shop" was up 4 to 19. Bryan also was at 22 with "Crash My Party," up 4. Dylan Scott jumped 10 to 27 with his self-titled debut. Carrie Underwood came in at 31, up 3, with "Greatest Hits: Decade #1."

Brett Young stayed second with "In Case You Didn't Know" with Scott third with "My Girl." "Craving You," the Thomas Rhett hit with Maren Morris, was fourth. "The Fighter" by Urban featuring Carrie Underwood was fifth.

Kane Brown's "What Ifs," featuring Lauren Alaina, was at 11, up 4. Lady Antebellum climbed 3 to 13 with "You Look Good." Jon Pardi also moved up 3 spots to 15 with "Heartache on the Dance Floor." Jason Aldean was at 20 with "They Don't Know," moving up 3. Combs was at 22 with "When It Rains It Pours," up 5.

Kenny Chesney stood at 24 with "All the Pretty Girls," up 4. Kid Rock debuted at 27 with "Po-Dunk." Russell Dickerson's "Yours" jumped from 39 to 33. Chris Young held the 36th spot with "Losing Sleep," up 5. Stapleton's "Broken Halos" was up 6 to 40. Jordan Davis entered the chart at 47 with "Singles You Up." High Valley debuted at 48 with "She's With Me."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary continued at the top with "American Grandstand." Alison Krauss stayed second with "Windy City." Old Crow Medicine Show was third with "50 Years of Blonde on Blonde." Bradley Walker was fourth with "Call Me Old-fashioned" and Dailey & Vincent fifth with "Patriots And Poets."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first and second with "From a Room" and "Traveller" respectively. The Lumineers were third with "Cleopatra." Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit" held fourth with "The Nashville Sound" with John Mayer fifth with "The Search For Everything."

On the overall top 200, Stapleton was at 23 with "From a Room." Zac Brown Band was up 73 to 25. "Traveller" was at 30. Combs was 36 and Urban 41.

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