Eric Church’s The Outsiders Is Top Side Once Again

Week's Most-Played Song Is Dierks Bentley's "I Hold On"

In the sixth week of its tenancy, Eric Church’s The Outsiders rebounds to No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart.

Meanwhile, on the country airplay rankings, Dierks Bentley’s “I Hold On” leapfrogs to similar eminence after a 31-week climb.

The Official 2014 ACM Awards ZinePak, a multi-artist package, is the week’s highest debut, breaking the tape at No. 5. To get there, it sold 12,632 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Jo Dee Messina’s Me is the only other new album. It arrives at No. 19. Home Free’s Crazy Life returns to action at No. 32.

Three new songs take the spotlight. They are Cassadee Pope’s “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart” (No. 49), Jon Pardi’s “What I Can’t Put Down” (No. 55) and Dustin Lynch’s “Where It’s At” (No. 60).

Little Big Town’s “Sober” re-enters at No. 32.

The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 albums, in that order, are Luke Bryan’s Spring Break 6 … Like We Ain’t Ever (last week’s No. 1), Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times and Bryan’s Crash My Party.

Parading in behind “I Hold On” within the Top 5 cluster are Blake Shelton’s “Doin’ What She Likes,” Randy Houser’s “Goodnight Kiss,” Thompson Square’s “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” and Jerrod Niemann’s “Drink to That All Night.”

Last week’s top song, “Helluva Life” by Frankie Ballard , drops to No. 9.

Time again for title tunes. And aren’t we all giddy about it? You know, that’s the exercise in which we weld current song titles together to see what changes of meaning we can fashion.

To wit: “I Hold On/What I Can’t Put Down,” “Keep Them Kisses Comin’/Where It’s At” and “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart/Sober.”

Feel enriched? Then try it.

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