Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan Still Reign on Country Charts

Eric Paslay and Miranda Lambert Boast Week's Highest Debuts

In the We-Might-Have-Guessed Department:

Florida Georgia Line‘s Here’s to the Good Times has bounced back into first place on Billboard‘s country albums chart, and Luke Bryan‘s dolorous “Drink a Beer” tops the trade publication’s country airplay chart for the second week.

Eric Paslay‘s self-titled CD is the week’s highest debut, breaking into the Top 5 cluster at No. 4 on Nielsen SoundScan-calculated sales of 10,655 copies.

The other album newcomers are Whiskey MyersEarly Morning Shakes (No. 10), Tim McGraw‘s Love Story (No. 19) and Moonshine Bandit’s Calicountry (No. 22). A Walmart exclusive, the McGraw album is a compilation of recordings he made during his tenure on Curb Records. He is now signed to Big Machine Records.

Vince Gill and Paul Franklin’s salute to the music of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, Bakersfield, takes a major bounce, springing this cycle from No. 18 to No. 7.

Four songs move onto the chart for the first time: Miranda Lambert‘s “Automatic” (No. 26), Parmalee‘s “Close Your Eyes” (No. 55), Darius Rucker‘s “Miss You” (No. 56) and Lee Brice‘s “I Don’t Dance” (No. 59).

The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 albums this week are Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party, Jennifer NettlesThat Girl and Kacey MusgravesSame Trailer Different Park (last week’s No. 1), in that order.

Trooping in directly behind “Drink a Beer” in the Top 5 songs lineup are Jason Aldean‘s “When She Says Baby,” Cole Swindell‘s “Chillin’ It,” David Nail‘s “Whatever She’s Got” and Paslay’s “Friday Night.”

So are you up for another round of Title Tales, via which we string current chart song titles together to reveal a greater (or infinitely lesser) truth?

How about “Miss You/Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely” or “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About/Friday Night” or even “When She Says Baby/I Hold On”?

Try it. No electronic assistance required.