Crash My Party Rebounds to Topple Blame It All on My Roots

Florida Georgia Line's "Stay" Stays No. 1 for Third Week

After five straight weeks atop Billboard’s country albums chart, Garth BrooksBlame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences loses the throne to a resurgent predecessor, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party.

Meanwhile, Florida Georgia Line’s “Stay” holds the primo spot on the country airplay chart for the third week.

In the 22 weeks since it first bowed, Crash My Party has sold 1,563,801 copies, by Nielsen SoundScan’s count, while Blame It All has moved 795,560 units — and now sits at No. 2.

The year-end’s other big seller, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas, slides to No. 12.

There are no new albums, but five older ones have returned to action:

Randy Houser’s How Country Feels (back at No. 45), Kenny RogersYou Can’t Make Old Friends (No. 46), the Lacs’ Keep It Redneck (No. 48), Joe NicholsCrickets (No. 49) and Granger Smith’s Dirt Road Driveway (No. 50).

Eric Church’s wistful and angry “Give Me Back My Hometown” is the week’s only new song. It pops in at No. 29.

LoCash Cowboys’ “Best Seat in the House” re-enters at No. 58.

The No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 albums, in that order, are Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times, Jake Owen’s Days of Gold (bounding up from No. 12) and Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story.

Rounding out the Top 5 songs are Eli Young Band’s “Drunk Last Night,” Zac Brown Band’s “Sweet Annie,” The Band Perry’s “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” and Darius Rucker’s “Radio.” These are the same positions they held last week.

Bryan’s “Drink a Beer,” which we’ve been shadowing since he debuted it on the CMA Awards show back in November, moves into the No. 9 slot after a 10-week pilgrimage.

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