Brantley Gilbert’s “Bottoms Up” Is Week’s Top Song

Nashville TV Series Spawns Albums All Over the Charts

After a 19-week trek, Brantley Gilbert’s “Bottoms Up” tops out at the peak of Billboard’s country airplay chart.

Meanwhile, Luke Bryan’s tenacious Crash My Party keeps its weeks-long tenure as America’s No. 1 country album.

Debuting at No. 2 this week is Nashville: On the Record, the anthology CD recorded by various cast members of the ABC-TV series, Nashville. FirstĀ­-week sales of the album amounted to 17,790 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Music from the series is all over the albums chart. Nashville: Season 2: Volume 1 has leaped from No. 50 to No. 15. Nashville: Season 1: Volume 2 returns at No. 25, and Nashville: Season 1: Volume 1 is back at No. 41.

But, wait! There’s more. Nashville: The Nashville Cast Featuring Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor makes its bow at No. 43.

There are only two new albums this week, both of which are cited above.

Two other albums return: Eric Paslay’s Eric Paslay (No. 46) and Eric Church’s Caught in the Act: Live (No. 49).

The No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 albums, in that order, are Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times, Church’s The Outsiders and Johnny Cash’s Out Among the Stars.

There are three new songs: the Zac Brown Band’s “All Alright” (No. 53), Danielle Bradbery’s “Young in America” (No. 54) and Kip Moore’s “Dirt Road” (No. 60).

We’ve been keeping a watch on two fast-movers to see how their momentum holds, specifically Brad Paisley’s “River Bank,” which moves from No. 23 to No. 20 its fourth week in the game, and Blake Shelton’s “My Eyes,” featuring Gwen Sebastian, which leaps from No. 28 to No. 23 in its third week.

Rolling in directly behind “Bottoms Up” within the Top 5 are Church’s “Give Me Back My Hometown,” Thomas Rhett ’s “Get Me Some of That,” Florida Georgia Line’s “This Is How We Roll,” featuring Bryan, and Jerrod Niemann’s “Drink to That All Night” (last week’s No. 1).

Now to the ongoing silliness of title tales, the exercise in which we graft two or more current song titles together to say or suggest something neither title intended by itself.

Here goes: “Young in America/Drunk on a Plane,” “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s/Dirt Road” and “Baby Come On With It/All Alright.”

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