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Aldean burns up the charts

Thursday, July 31, 2014 – Jason Aldean called his new single "Burnin' It Down," but, in fact, he burned up the charts with the song. "Burnin' It Down' catapulted from 42 to the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 9. Aldean, whose single was only out two weeks, took over from Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt," which has only been out for four weeks. Brantley Gilbert topped the albums chart with "Just As I Am."

"Dirt" fell to second on the songs chart. Kenny Chesney was third with "American Kids," one ahead of Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane." Lee Brice was fifth with "I Don't Dance." Sam Hunt scored his first top 10 with "Leave the Night On" at 10, up 2.

Luke Bryan was at 15 with "Roller Coaster," up 4. Frankie Ballard also was up 4, to 18, with "Sunshine & Whiskey." The Swon Brothers closed out the top 25 with "Later On," up 1.

Miranda Lambert was second on the albums chart with "Platinum," Bryan third with "Crash My Party," Florida Georgia Line fourth with "Here's to the Good Times" and "NOW That's What I Call Country: Volume 7" fifth. Last week's number one, "Based on a True Story..." from Blake Shelton, fell all the way to ninth.

Aldean was at 14 with "Night Train," up 4. Tennessee Ernie Ford was at 19 with "Amazing Grace: 14 Treasured Hymns." Texas artist Roger Creager debuted at 20 with "Road Show." Lucy Hale jumped from 29 to 23 with "Road Between." Joe Nichols moved 11 to 25 with "Crickets."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek led yet again with "A Dotted Line." Alan Jackson remained second with "The Bluegrass Album." The Isaacs held third with "The Living Years," one ahead of "Timeless Treasures: Bluegrass Gospel" by Jonathan Widger, Sarah Moore and Randy Nichols. The Devil Makes three were fifth with "I'm a Stranger Here," up four.

On the overall top 200, Gilbert was 14th, Lambert 15th, Bryan 19th, FGL 24th and NOW 42nd.

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