Dierks Bentley Hits Home Run With Home

The Band Perry Keep Hold With Top Song

It’s Dierks Bentley’s time to crow as his new CD Home debuts this week at the top of Billboard’s country albums chart. The popular title single from this album now stands at No. 6 and is still climbing.

On the songs chart, The Band Perry’s “All Your Life” holds at No. 1 for the second week in a row.

There are four other new albums: the multi-artist: Waylon: The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings II (No. 34), Lenny Cooper’s Diesel Fuel (No. 73), Loretta Lynn’s All Time Gospel Favorites (No. 74) and the various artists’ Hearts Across Texas (No. 75).

Tyler Farr’s “Hot Mess” is the highest-debuting song this week, sizzling in at No. 55. Keep an eye on this one. It was written by Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, currently the hottest composers on Music Row.

The three other new songs are Luke Bryan’s “Drunk On You” (No. 57), Kelly Clarkson’s “Mr. Know It All” (No. 59) and JT Hodges’ “Goodbyes Made You Mine” (No. 60).

The remaining Top 5 albums, in descending order, are Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night, Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines and Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic (which was No. 1 for the last two weeks).

Songs No. 2 through No. 5 are Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly,” Chris Young’s “You,” Kenny Chesney’s “Reality” and Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night to End.”

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Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to CMT.com.