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Robertsons, Bryan top charts

Thursday, November 7, 2013 – Duck Dynasty has infiltrated the country charts. "Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" from The Robertsons stood atop the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending Nov. 16."Luke Bryan stayed atop the Billboard Country Songs chart with That's My Kind of Night.

On the songs chart, Thomas Rhett and Blake Shelton remained two-three with It Goes Like This and Mine Would Be You respectively. Tim McGraw was fourth with Southern Girl, switching spots with Chris Young's Aw Naw, which slipped to fifth.

Joe Nichols went from 10th to seventh with Sunny and 75. Florida Georgia Line have another hit on their hands with Stay at eight, up six. Chart newcomer Parmalee went to nine with Carolina, up two. Eli Young Band is back in the top 10 with Drunk Last Night 10th, up two.

The Voice winner Cassadee Pope was at 12, up three, with Wasting All These Tears. David Nail's new single, Whatever She's Got, was up three to 13. Taylor Swift was at 14 with Red, up four. Florida Georgia Line's Round Here, was up four to 15, after being as high as third.

Zac Brown Band climbed six to 17 with Sweet Annie. The Band Perry's Don't Let Me Be Lonely was up three to 18. Eric Paslay was at 20 with his new single, Friday Night, up four. Darius Rucker was at 22 with Radio, up five. Jake Owen's new single Days of Gold was at 23, up three. Miranda Lambert closed out the top 245 with All Kinds of Kinds up three.

On the album chart, Rhett debuted in second with "It Goes Like This." Keith was third with his new disc "Drinks After Work." Bryan's "Crash My Party" fell from first to fourth. Florida Georgia Line held fifth with "Here's to the Good Times."

Trace Adkins debuted at 20 with "The King's Gift: A Celtic Christmas Collection ." Lee Brice was at 26 with "Hard 2 Love," up three. Kacey Musgraves stood at 30 with "Same Trailer Different Park," up three. Julie Roberts debuted at 36 with "Good Wine & Bad Decisions." Kenny Chesney jumped from 52 to 37 with "Life on a Rock." "Merry Christmas...Love, Elvis" was at 39, up nine.

Alan Jackson continues leading the Bluegrass Albums chart with "The Bluegrass Album." The Devil Makes Three debuted in second with "I'm a Stranger Here." Steve Martin & Edie Brickell were third with "Love Has Come For You," The Isaacs fourth with "The Living Years" and Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby fifth with "Cluck Ol' Hen: Live."

On the overall Top 200, The Robertsons were fourth, Rhett sixth, Keith seventh, Bryan 12th and FGL 14th.

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