Luke Bryan Crowns the Songs Chart With “I See You”

Sam Hunt's Montevallo Keeps Its Perch as Top Album

After a mere 13-week run, Luke Bryan’s “I See You” arrives at the No. 1 song slot on Billboard’s country airplay charts.

Meanwhile, Sam Hunt’s Montevallo is spending its third consecutive week as the top-selling album. To date, it has moved 287,622 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan’s count.

Glen Templeton’s EP, Let Her Go, is the only new album to crack the Top 50. It debuts at No. 47.

Returning to action are Ray Price’s Beauty Is … : The Final Sessions (back at No. 22), the self-titled The Swon Brothers (No. 41), the LacsNothing in Particular (No. 48) and Trace Adkins10 Great Songs: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (No. 50).

Enriching the songs chart for the first time are Florida Georgia Line’s “Sippin’ on Fire” (No. 55), Mo Pitney’s “Country” (No. 57) and Old Dominion’s “Break Up With Him” (No. 59).

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs, in that order, are Eric Church’s “Talladega” (last week’s No. 1), Florida Georgia Line’s “Sun Daze,” Thomas Rhett’s “Make Me Wanna” and Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy.”

Completing the Top 5 album array are Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt, Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1, Blake Shelton’s Bringing Back the Sunshine and Florida Georgia Line’s Anything Goes.

Now that the tinsel’s been swept off the charts, can we expect a quick return to beaches and bikinis? Could we stop it if we wanted to?

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