Meanwhile, Luke Bryan still hasn’t departed the No. 1 slot on the trade publication’s country albums chart. His double-platinum Crash My Party still holds strong a little more than a year after its release.
Brad Paisley’s “River Bank” rises to the second position of the airplay chart, followed by Lady Antebellum’s “Bartender” and Tim McGraw’s “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” (featuring Faith Hill). Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance,” last week’s No. 1, slips to No. 5.
Nothing changes in the upper reaches of the albums chart. Crash My Party is followed by Brantley Gilbert’s Just as I Am, Miranda Lambert’s Platinum and Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times. Newcomer Sam Hunt’s EP, titled X2C, is the highest debut of the week, emerging at No. 5.
Other new additions to the albums chart are Randy Travis’ Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am and the all-star compilation, 21 Country Hits.
You’ll find some hits of a different kind in When the Game Stands Tall , a new movie based on the real life triumph of the De La Salle high school football team. Now in theaters throughout the nation, the film follows the efforts of coach Bob Ladouceur, who inspired his team to be the best people they could be on and off the field and set the stage for a story that won’t soon be forgotten in the world of sports — and beyond.