Concurrently, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party demonstrates its continued commercial muscle by topping Billboard’s country albums chart.
Following Brice at country radio in the Top 5 slots are Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk on a Plane,” Lady Antebellum’s “Bartender,” Brad Paisley’s “River Bank” and Tim McGraw’s “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s.” The McGraw track, of course, features his wife Faith Hill.
Newcomer Lindsay Ell’s “Shut Me Up” arrives at No. 59 as the only new single to chart this week.
The resurgence of Crash My Party pushes Brantley Gilbert’s Just as I Am to No. 2, followed by Miranda Lambert’s Platinum, Florida Georgia Line’s hearty Here’s to the Good Times and Eric Church’s The Outsiders.
Several new titles enter the country albums chart. Micky & the Motorcars make the strongest showing with Hearts From Above arriving at No. 17. Billy Joe Shaver’s Long in the Tooth and Sunny Sweeney’s Provoked show up at No. 19 and No. 20, respectively. Shooter Jennings’ EP tribute to longtime family friend George Jones, Don’t Wait Up (For George), emerges at No. 23, and LeAnn Rimes’ two-CD set Dance Like You Don’t Give A … Greatest Hits: Remixes makes its bow at No. 50.
Speaking of dancing, there’s some fancy footwork of a completely different kind in When the Game Stands Tall. The new movie is based on the real life triumph of the De La Salle high school football team and follows the efforts of coach Bob Ladouceur who inspired this team to stand tall and set the stage for a story that won’t soon be forgotten in the world of sports — and beyond.
Starring Jim Caviezel, When the Game Stands Tall will arrive in theaters Friday (Aug. 22) with special advanced shows in select locations beginning Thursday.