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.
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.
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.