Just as you surely anticipated, The Band Perry’s “Done” has done jumped into first place on Billboard’s country airplay chart after a dogged 21-week climb. In so doing, it topples Luke Bryan’s tenacious topper, “Crash My Party,” which slides to No. 3.
Sic transit gloria mundi, baby.
But don’t whimper, you friends of the status quo. Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times continues its multiweek reign as the best-selling country album. Its pluck is positively breathtaking.
There are four new albums vying for our affection: JJ Lawhorn’s Original Good Ol’ Boy: OGOB aw-shucks its way in at No. 20, trailed by Joey & Rory’s Joey & Rory Inspired: Songs of Faith & Family (No. 31), Jason Cassidy’s Keep It Country (No. 41) and Pokey LaFarge’s Pokey LaFarge (No. 65).
Four new songs also make their bow: Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” (No. 42), George Strait’s “I Believe” (No. 50), Darius Rucker’s “Radio” (No. 54) and Frankie Ballard ’s “Helluva Life” (No. 57).
Rounding out the Top 5 albums, in descending order, are Shelton’s Based on a True Story, Rucker’s True Believers, the self-titled Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift’s Red.
Now let us see what August brings.