Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan Hold Prime Chart Real Estate for Second Week

Durable Chris Cagle Returns With Top-Debuting Album and Song

Kenny Chesney and Luke Bryan have the top album and song, respectively, for the second week in a row. And who can blame them? With weather like this, it’s just too hot to move.

Chesney’s riding high, of course, on his new album, Welcome to the Fishbowl, while Bryan’s ruling at radio with “Drunk on You.”

The unsinkable Chris Cagle, who’s had more comebacks than a yo-yo, has the only new album and song to chart this week. His finger-flexing Back in the Saddle CD debuts at No. 6 on first-week sales of 14,719 copies, and his lead single from that album, “Let There Be Cowgirls,” sashays in at No. 56.

Returning to the albums chart are the Bryan EP Spring Break 4 … Suntan City (No. 71), the Oak Ridge BoysIt’s Only Natural (No. 73) and Icon 2: George Strait (No. 74).

Two songs have made a comeback: the Josh Abbott Band’s “Touch” (No. 44) and Trace Adkins’ “Them Lips (On Mine)” (No. 58).

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums, in that order, are Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines, Alan Jackson’s Thirty Miles West, Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away and Eric Church’s Chief.

Completing the Top 5 songs cluster are the Eli Young Band’s “Even if It Breaks Your Heart,” Brantley Gilbert’s “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” Dierks Bentley’s “5-1-5-0” and Chesney’s “Come Over.”

Did you read that country album sales are up this year? Will that knowledge make you a better person?

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