Florida Georgia Line’s Anything Goes Reigns as America’s No. 1 Album

Jason Aldean Has Most-Played Song in "Burnin' It Down"

Florida Georgia Line‘s Anything Goes debuts this week at the top of both Billboard’s country and all-genres charts — just as Jason Aldean‘s Old Boots, New Dirt did last week. So score two big achievements in a row for the country team.

But wait! There’s even more synchronicity.

Last week, Florida Georgia Line had the No. 1 country airplay song, “Dirt.” This week, that distinction belongs to Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down.”

And to further illustrate just how tight the Nashville music community is, both “Dirt” and “Burnin’ It Down” were co-written by Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins.

One more thing: Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard — aka Florida Georgia Line — joined Clawson and Tompkins in co-writing “Burnin’ It Down.”

Anything Goes cops No. 1 by selling 197,105 copies its first week out, according to Nielsen SoundScan, compared to 275,096 for Old Boots, New Dirt in its debut week.

“Burnin’ It Down” hits the peak after 13 weeks on the chart.

Three other albums have just arrived: the Swon Brothers‘ self-titled collection (No. 6), Angaleena Presley ‘s American Middle Class (No. 29) and the Dirty River Boys ‘ eponymous CD (No. 34).

The new songs are Toby Keith‘s “Drunk American” (No. 31), Eric Paslay‘s “She Don’t Love You” (No. 52) and Lady Antebellum‘s “Freestyle” (No. 55).

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums are, in descending order, Old Boots, New Dirt, Blake Shelton‘s Bringing Back the Sunshine, Lady Antebellum‘s 747 and Kenny Chesney‘s The Big Revival.

Rounding out the Top 5 songs are “Dirt,” Sam Hunt‘s “Leave the Night On,” Shelton’s “Neon Light” and Luke Bryan‘s “Roller Coaster.”

The hottest songwriter this week is Shane McAnally, who co-authored five tunes on the current country airplay chart: Hunt’s “Leave the Night On,” Keith’s “Drunk Americans,” Dierks Bentley’s “Say You Do,” Lady A’s “Freestyle” and the Josh Abbott Band‘s “Hangin’ Around.”

Now that’s networking.

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