Sitting at the top of Country Airplay is a new #1 in the shape of Tim McGraw’s ‘Highway Don’t Care’ (featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban), although it’s struggling to rise above #4 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs. Tim’s latest album ‘Two Lanes of Freedom’ is now down to #11 although it could see another rise in the coming weeks as this single really takes hold at the top. Another contender for #1 is Blake Shelton’s ‘Boys Round Here’ (featuring Pistol Annies and friends), currently at #2 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, and #3 on Country Airplay, while Blake’s March-released ‘Based On A True Story…’ has actually reclaimed #1 on Top Country Albums, after some weeks being beaten to it. Darius Rucker’s ‘True Believers’ has been knocked down to #2 because of this, with his single ‘Wagon Wheel’ at #3 on Country Digital Songs and Hot Country Songs and #2 on Country Airplay. With last night’s performance on the CMT Awards this song may be set to rise again, marking a great year so far for Darius.
Luke Bryan may also enjoy a rise in sales after his performance last night. ‘Crash My Party’ has stepped up yet another place to #5 on Hot Country Songs, marking his sometimes slow but constant rise up the charts since the song was released. It’s also at #6 on Country Airplay and #5 on Country Digital Songs, while his chart-buddy Hunter Hayes sits closely behind him with ‘I Want Crazy’, at #7, #13 and #6 respectively. The Band Perry have seen a significant rise of their single ‘DONE’ recently, which is now at #8 on Hot Country Songs, #10 on Country Digital Songs and #8 on Country Airplay, while ‘Pioneer’ is at a very respectable #9 on Top Country Albums.
Another hot track this summer is ‘Anywhere With You’ by Jake Owen, a dark horse of country singles that is now at #4 on Country Airplay, #9 on Hot Country Songs and #13 on Country Digital Songs. He is accompanied across the charts by Brad Paisley with ‘Beat This Summer’, #14 on Country Digital Songs, #5 on Country Airplay and #10 on Hot Country Songs. The Voice contestant Danielle Bradbery has yet another entry this week, this time ‘Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days)’, and it’s come in at #7 on Country Digital Songs and #24 on Hot Country Songs. However, surprisingly there are no more new entries on any of the 4 charts this week.
Honorable mentions go to Randy Houser, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band and Kenny Chesney.