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Once again, Stapleton, Rhett top charts

Thursday, January 22, 2015 – Another week at the top for Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton on the Billboard charts. Rhett sits atop the Hot Country Songs chart with "Die a Happy Man," while Stapleton leads the Top Country Albums chart with "Traveller" for the week ending Jan. 30.

On the albums chart, Sam Hunt is second with "Montevallo." Rhett is up two to third with "Tangled Up." Eric Church holds fourth with "Mr. Misunderstood." Carrie Underwood is fifth with "Storyteller."

Old Dominion jumped from 15 to 10 with "Meat And Candy," the band's debut. Florida Georgia Line held 13 with "Anything Goes," up 3. Jana Kramer jumped 7 to 15 with "Thirty One." Brett Eldredge also climbed 7 to 16 with "Illinois."

Hunt also was second on the songs chart with "Break Up in a Small Town." Luke Bryan held third with "Home Alone Tonight" his song with Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town. Brothers Osborne were fourth with "Stay a Little Longer" and Kramer, up three, to fifth with "I Got the Boy."

Underwood was at 12 with "Heartbeat," up 3. Cole Swindell jumped from 23 to 15 with "You Should Be Here." FGL was at 16 with "Confession," up 3. "Drunk On Your Love" from Eldredge jumped 7 to 20.

On the overall top 200, Stapleton was 7th, Hunt 21st, Rhett 25th, Bryan 29th and Blake Shelton's "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits" 42nd. The top 200 and country songs charts use different criteria.

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