Luke Bryan and Keith Urban Ditto Last Week’s Chart Supremacy

Alabama and Sara Evans Have Highest-Debuting Album, Song

It’s another week on Billboard’s top floor for Luke Bryan and Keith Urban as Crash My Party and “Little Bit of Everything” retain their No. 1 berths, respectively, on Billboard’s country albums and country airplay charts.

And a couple of familiar names return with the week’s highest debuts. The self-titled Alabama & Friends rolls in as the No. 2 album, while Sara Evans’ “Slow Me Down” bows as the No. 57 song.

By Nielsen SoundScan’s count, Alabama & Friends sold 31,948 units its first week out.

Thumbs up for Kacey Musgraves, whose Same Trailer Different Park rockets from No. 23 to No. 10. How’d that happen?

The other new CDs are Sundy Best’s Door Without a Screen (No. 34) and Due West’s EP, Move Like That (No. 38).

Rounding out the debut songs list are Kristy Lee Cook’s “Wherever Love Goes” with Randy Houser (arriving at No. 58) and Austin Webb’s “Slip on By” (No. 59).

The No. 3 through No. 5 albums are Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times, Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story and Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines, in that order.

Lining up behind “Little Bit of Everything” within the Top 5 songs cluster are Florida Georgia Line’s “Round Here,” Easton Corbin’s “All Over the Road,” Brett Eldredge’s “Don’t Ya” and Jason Aldean’s “Night Train.”

Things have got to warm up eventually. Right?

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