Young, Shelton top charts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
– Chris Young is first on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 6 with Blake Shelton again first on the albums chart with "Red River Blue."
Young took over from Jason Aldean's Dirt Road Anthem, which slipped to second. Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett were third with Knee Deep. Lady Antebellum's Just a Kiss moved from six to four. Shelton's Honey Bee was fifth.
Toby Keith stood at 13, up 3, with Made in America. Shelton's new single, God Gave Me You was up 4 to 27.
On the album chart, Aldean was second with "My Kinda Party," switching places with Young' "Neon." Justin Moore remained fourth with "Outlaws Like Me." Zac Brown Band was fifth with "You Get What You Give."
"Mud Digger: Volume 2" debuted in 20th. Randy Travis was a big mover with "Top 10" going from 45 to 40.
On the overall top 200, Shelton was 6th, Aldean 7th , Young 13th , Moore 20th and ZBB 22nd.
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