Combs doubles up yet again
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
– Luke Combs continues to top the Billboard charts as "This One's For You" was first again on the Top Country Albums chart as was "Beautiful Crazy" on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending April 6.
On the songs chart, Dan + Shay were second with "Tequila," Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line third with "Meant to Be," Brett Young fourth with
Here Tonight" and Dan + Shay fifth with "Speechless."
Kane Brown was seventh, up three, with "Good As You." Kelsea Ballerini jumped 6 to eighth with "Miss Me More." Jake Owen jumped eight to ninth with "Down to the Honkytonk." Michael Ray was at 11 with "One That Got Away," up 4. So was Thomas Rhett's "Look What God Gave Her," which was 12th. Maren Morris held the 15th spot with "GIRL," up 3. Jon Pardi was 16th with "Night Shift," up 3 as was "Rumor" from Lee Brice at 17; Florida Georgia Line with "Talk You Out of It" at 18, Cody Johnson with "On My Way to You" at 19 and Carrie Underwood with "Love Win" at 20.
Eli Young Band moved up 4 to 21 with "Love Ain't." The following were up 4: Rodney Atkins featuring the Fisk Jubilee Singers with "Caught Up in the Country" at 22; Brett Eldredge with "Love Someone" at 23; Kacey Musgraves with "Rainbow" at 24; George Strait with "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar" at 25; Chris Lane with "I Don't Know About You" at 26; Morris' "The Bones" at 27; and Dan + Shay with "All to Myself" at 28.
Eric Church with "Some of It" was at 29, up 5. Chris Young was 30th with "Raised on Country," up 3. Jason Aldean jumped 8 to 31 with "Rearview Town." Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell's "What Happens in a Small Town" moved up 3 to 32. Tenille Townes' "Somebody's Daughter" was at 33 up 3. Cold Swindell was one behind with "Love You Too late," up four. HARDY's "Rednecker" was up 6 to 35.
Female trio Runaway June was up 4 to 36 with "Buy My Own Drinks." Gabby Barrett's "I Hope" was 37th, up 9. Carly Pearce went from 42 to 38 with "Closer to You." LOCASH was 40th with "Feels Like a Party," up 4. Ryan Hurd was 41st with "To A T," up 4. King Calaway was 43rd with "World For Two" in its debut week. Rascal Flatts climbed 5 to 44 with "Back to Life." Blake Shelton debuted at 46 with "God's Country." Russell Dickerson debuted at 50 with "Every Little Thing."
On the albums chart, Morris stayed second with "GIRL," Dan + Shay third with their self-titled disc, Chris Stapleton fourth with "Traveller" and Musgraves fifth with "Golden Hour.
Carrie Underwood jumped 12 to 10th with "Cry Pretty." Ballerini was up 9 to 19 with "Unapologetically." Luke Bryan went from 32 to 29 with "Crash My Party." Mitchell Tenpenny's "Telling All My Secrets" rose from 38 to 34. Chase Rice moved up 3 to 43 with "Lambs & Lions." Brice was at 44, up 3, with his self-titled disc.
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman debuted in first with "Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows." The Cleverlys debuted in second with "Blue." Mandolin Orange was third with "Tides of a Teardrop." The Tim O'Brien Band was fourth with a self-titled disc and Punch Brothers fifth with "All Ashore."
On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Hozier again was first with "Wasteland, Baby!" Stapleton was second with "Traveller," Musgraves third with "Golden Hour, Andrew Bird debuted at four with "My Finest Work Yet" and Hozier was fifth with his self-titled debut.
On the top 200 chart, Combs was 15th, Morris 30th, Dan + Shay 35th, Stapleton 49th and Musgraves 52nd.
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