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Bryan doubles up

Thursday, September 12, 2013 – Luke Bryan is again leading the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Sept. 21 with That's My Kind of Night and the albums chart with "Crash My Party."

Florida Georgia Line is receding slowly from the top of the songs chart. In fact, its record breaking single Cruise remains second. The duo also is third with Round Here, Holding that spot again. Night Train from Jason Aldean held fourth, while Tyler Farr is at five with his debut hit Redneck Crazy. Easton Corbin broke into the top 10, at nine, with All Over the Road. Blake Shelton was 10th, up three, with Mine Would Be You. Tim McGraw jumped from 18 to 12 with Southern Girl. Chris Young is at 15 with Aw Naw, up five. Joe Nichols is charting with his new single Sunny And 75. The song hit 24, up three.

On the albums chart, Shelton was second with "Based on a True Story...," Florida Georgia Line third with "Here's to the Good Times," Alabama & Friends fourth with the self-titled tribute disc and Bryan also fifth with "tailgates & tanlines."

Chesney was at nine with "Life on a Rock," up three. Frank Foster was at 11 with "Southern Soul" on his first week on the charts. Craig Morgan debuted at 12 with "The Journey (Livin Hits)," a greatest hits plus collection. Reckless Kelly debuted at 22 with "Long Night Moon." Brad Paisley's "Wheelhouse" went from 34 to 30.

On the bluegrass chart, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell again lead with "Love Has Come For You." Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby debuted in second with "Cluck Ol' Hen: Live." The Isaacs jumped from 10 to three with "Living Years." Della Ma was fourth with "This World Oft Can Be," one ahead of "Carry Me Back" by Old Crow Medicine Show.

On the overall top 200, Bryan was 5th, Shelton 13th, FGL 17th, Alabama & Friends 29th and Bryan 42nd.

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