Brown, "Meant to Be" top charts
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
– Long running chart topper, "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line yet again is first on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending June 9. Kane Brown's self-titled debuted was first.
On the songs chart, Brown remains second with "Heaven" and Luke Combs third with "One Number Away." Dan + Shay are fourth with "Tequila." Jason Aldean rounded out the top five with "You Make It Look Easy."
Dierks Bentley was up three to eighth with "Woman, Amen." David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney are ninth with "Everything's Gonna Be Alright," up 3.
Jake Owen stood at 13 with "I Was Jack (You Were Diane)," up 4. So was Chris Lane's "Take Back Home Girl" with Tori Kelly and Keith Urban's "Coming Home," featuring Julia Michaels. Aldean's "Drowns the Whiskey" with Miranda Lambert, climbed 5 to 24. Old Dominion was 30th with "Hotel Key," up 4.
Luke Bryan jumped 14 to 34 with "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset." Jimmie Allen climbed 4 to 38 with "Best Shot." Eli Young Band debuted at 43 with "Love Ain't." Florida Georgia Line's new single, "Simple," debuted at 46. Bentley's "Burning Man" with Brothers Osborne, debuted at 49. Midland entered at 49 with "Burn Out."
On the albums chart, Aldean fell to second with "Rearview Town." Combs held third with "This One's For You" with Thomas Rhett's "Life Changes" right behind. Chris Stapleton was fifth with "Traveller." Zac Brown Band was 10th, up 3, with "Greatest Hits So Far..."
Morgan Wallen's "If I Know Me" was up 3 to 18. FGL was at 19 with "Here's to the Good Times," up 4. Bryan was 21st with "Crash My Party," up 3. Dustin Lynch's "Current Mood" stood at 23, up 4. Darius Rucker jumped from 45 to 26 with "When Was the Last Time." "Icon 2: George Strait" moved up 8 to 267. Tim McGraw was 28th with "Number One Hits," up 8.Bryan was at 36 with "Kill the Lights," up 3.
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers were first with "The Long-Awaited Album." Old Crow Medicine Show was second with "Volunteer." Trampled by Turtles fell from first to third with "Life Is Good on the Open Road." The Del McCoury Band debuted in fourth with "Del McCoury Sings Bluegrass." The Travelin' McCourys debuted in fifth with their self-titled debut.
Stapleton topped the Americana/Folk Albums chart with "Traveller." He also was second with "From a Room: Volume 1" and fifth with "From a Room: Volume 2." Leon Bridges was third with "Good Thing" and Kacey Musgraves fourth with "Golden Hour."
On the top 200, Brown was 23rd, Aldean 27th, Combs 39th, Rhett 45th and Stapleton's "Traveller" 52nd.
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